Cement Industries (Sabah) inks pozzolan deal

Cement Industries (Sabah) inks pozzolan deal
17 January 2018

Cement Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd (Sabah Cement) of Malaysia has signed an agreement with Ecooils Sdn Bhd for a 10-year supply of ecologically-processed pozzolan for use in Sabah Cement's products.

Sabah Cement chief executive officer, Bahrul Razha Chuprat, said the processed pozzolan material, an oil palm byproduct, would enable the company to produce its blended cement product for infrastructural projects in Sabah.

"By producing the blended cement product, Sabah Cement can also realise the government's aspiration to produce environmental-friendly products by recycling waste products," he said at the signing ceremony.

Bahrul Razha said Sabah Cement would buy 10,000t of eco-processed pozzolan a year from Ecooils' factory at the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster in Lahad Datu to be processed into its blended cement product at the company’s Bulk Cement Terminal in Lahad Datu.

He said Sabah Cement has invested MYR5m (US$1.26m) in machines and equipment for cement-processing at the terminal, which was expected to be operational by year-end.

Sabah Cement is seeing intense demand for infrastructure development in Sabah, such as the Pan Borneo Highway.

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