Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Cement plant in the Karauzyak region of Karakalpakstan

The Uzbek - Chinese joint venture, Titan Cement new 'state of the art' Cement plant in the Karauzyak region of Karakalpakstan has been completed and has started operation. The plant has a production capacity of 1.2Mt of high-quality cement per annum. The total cost of the project was $40m and has resulted in the creation of more than 200 jobs.

The project will be implemented in three phases. The first stage 200,000 tonnes is completed, the second one will be implemented before the end of 2017. The production capacity will double. The final stage will be completed in 2018 and will allow to produce an additional 700,000 tons of products.
Through the installation of modern equipment, the new plant is able to produce high-quality cement in compliance with international standards. In the first two stages, the products manufactured use a new technology - a vertical furnace. The third stage involves the introduction of an even more productive line utilising a rotary kiln. It is looking to sell its product to the domestic market, whilst also exporting cement to neighbouring countries including Kazakhstan  and Turkmenistan.

Eight cement plants now operate in Uzbekistan, with a total production capacity of more than 8.6Mta. By year end 2020, Uzbekistan plans to double this capacity to approximately 16.7Mta.