New plant for Uzbekistan under planning

New plant for Uzbekistan under planning

The Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Plant (AMMP) is to build a 1.5Mta cement plant in Surkhandarya region in southern Uzbekistan by 2017.

According to reports by the Times of Central Asia, the government has instructed AMMP to start negotiations with Turkey’s Dal Teknik Makina on the project’s implementation. The contract for the plant’s construction could be signed this autumn.  The project worth US$250m will be financed by AMMP and with loans from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan and Uzbek banks.

Uzbekistan currently has seven plants, mostly situated in the east of the country, with a total cement capacity of 7.94Mt. Many of the country’s cement plants are increasing capacity in anticipation of future rises in demand. With plenty of rural housing and road construction projects driving consumption over the next three years, there is also scope to increase exports to neighbouring countries. This will boost the modernisation of existing cement facilities and the entry of new companies into the market.