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Wednesday 25 February 2015

Uzbekistan to Launch Two New Cement Plants in 2016


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(Global Cement) –Uzbekistan is planning to commission two new cement plants in 2016, according to Islom Arslonov, department head at Uzstroymateriali (Uzbek Construction Materials). A 0.4Mt/yr plant is being built by Karakalpak Cement in Karakalpakstan for launch in 2016. A 2.2Mt/yr plant being built by Surkhoncementinvest in Jarkurgan district of Surkhandarya.

The above cement plant in Zafarabad district of Jizzakh was inaugurated in April 2014.

Arslonov noted other cement projects that have been built in Uzbekistan recently including a 0.75Mt/yr plant commissioned in Jizzakh in 2014, the Ferghana Cement 0.15Mt/yr plant in Ferghana, the SingLida 0.12Mt/yr plant in Andijan and the Keer 20,000t/yr plants also in Andijan.

Accoridng to Arslonov, eight cement plants are operating in Uzbekistan with a total production capacity of 8.8Mt/yr.

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