Bestway Cement signed an MoU with NUST Institute of Civil Engineering on 27 July to promote the research and development of cutting-edge, innovative construction materials and building solutions in Pakistan.
Present at the MoU signing were Irfan Sheikh, director of finance & CFO of Bestway Cement & Pakcem Ltd and Asif Shah, director of Administration and Marketing.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sheikh expressed his delight at the collaboration and stressed the need for construction materials related cutting-edge R&D in Pakistan. “We aim to develop products through collaborative R&D that will add value for our customers. Innovation defines our focus on our customers’ needs, provide solutions for improving quality of life and generate much needed economic activity in the country, while ensuring that our environment is safeguarded.”
Last month Bestway Cement commissioned two 13.5MW waste heat recovery plants at its operations in Hattar and Farooqia. The WHR plants are aimed at reducing Bestway's reliance on the national grid, as well as helping to alleviate the country's power crisis, and reducing GHG emissions from its plant operations.
With 8Mta of cement capacity and having recently acquired the operations of Lafarge Pakistan, Bestway Cement is Pakistan's largest cement producer.