Powering southern expansion

Published 21 December 2018

Pakistan’s promising cement market fundamentals are driving a number of domestic producers to expand their local production bases. Power Cement Ltd (PCL) has embarked on the construction of a complete 7700tpd line which will significantly enhance the company’s existing capacity and make it the second-largest producer in the south. By SM Imran, Power Cement, Pakistan.

Pre-assembled parts of the preheater ready for erection at Power Cement’s new production line project, Pakistan

The Pakistan cement market is divided into two regions: the North Zone comprising of northern and central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and the South Zone comprising the Sindh province, some parts of south Punjab and Baluchistan. Total installed domestic clinker and cement capacity is 54.25Mta and 51.64Mta, respectively, of which 74 per cent is based in the south.

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