Rustavi modernisation project complete, Georgia

Rustavi modernisation project complete, Georgia
Published: 29 May 2014

HeidelbergCement has completed the modernisation of its plant in Rustavi, Georgia, according to local press reports.

 “Separator of latest generation was put into operation at the plant, which will contribute to further improvement of cement quality and growth of product range,” a spokesperson for the Economy and Sustainable Development Ministry of Georgia said during the inauguration ceremony.

Irakli Makharoblidze,  sales and marketing director of HeidelbergCement Georgia, added that the company is soon to outline details further investments planned for its operations in the country, Sarke News reported. 

Since its entry into the Georgian market in 2008, major investments have been made in the expansion of cement production, especially in the strategically important region of western Georgia. At the end of 2013, HeidelbergCement Georgia acquired a cement grinding plant in the port city of Poti on the Black Sea coast.

According to HeidelbergCement, in the coming years, strong economic growth and heavy investment in the construction sector, especially in the development of infrastructure, are expected to bring about a significant increase in cement and concrete consumption. In 2013, the cement producer supplied cement and/or concrete to almost every major construction project in the country.

In addition to the Poti grinding facility, the company operates three cement production sites in the Kaspi and Rustavi regions, along with an import terminal in Supsa on the Black Sea coast.