Fit for the future

Published 10 December 2018

With US$18bn invested over the past 10 years, the cement industry in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries has already addressed major challenges in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. ICR speaks with Mikhail Skorokhod, chairman of cement producers’ association SoyuzCement and president of Eurocement Group, to find out what further lies ahead for the EEU cement industry.

Mikhail Skorokhod, chairman of SoyuzCement and president of Eurocement

ICR: Can you tell us about SoyuzCement, the Union of Cement Producers in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)? How does the association support the industry and what are its achievements?
Mikhail Skorokhod (MS): The Union of Cement Producers, SoyuzCement, has been around for 16 years now. In this time our organisation has earned a reputation as a reliable and responsible representative of the industry in the EEU. Today we count among our members over 50 plants in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan with a combined production of some 120Mta of cement and an 80 per cent share of total EEU production capacity. Our members also include companies that manufacture equipment for the cement industry, research and development institutes, as well as information and analytical centres.

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