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Making cement on the steppes

11 March 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s new 0.8Mta Shetpe cement plant is situated in the western Kazakhstan steppe and surrounded by wilderness. The only inhabitants nearby are the 8000 people living in the village of Shetpe and the workers who reside in the camp’s 110 rooms. Officially inaugurated last year, the Shetpe plant is the first cement factory in the west of the central Asian country, where oil fields have been the main source of industrial activity for decades. Now the landscape has both a new cement...