Yemen cement factory overcomes supply problems

 Yemen cement factory overcomes supply problems
Published: 28 November 2014


Saudi Arabia-based Eastern Cement Co said that fuel and raw materials supply for clinker production in neighbouring Yemen was temporarily interrupted in November, due to the escalating security and political turmoil in the country.

The sale of cement by Arabian Yemen Cement Company Ltd, in which Eastern Cement controls a stake of 31.58 per cent, has continued without disruptions as the company has sufficient reserves of clinker, the Saudi firm said. The clinker production process has since returned to normal. Arabian Yemen Cement Company Ltd, based in Yemen's Hadhramaut province, has a cement capacity of 1.5Mta.