US$235 million investment in the Philippines reaches key stage with installation of new rotary kiln
CEMEX Philippines are investing approximately US$235 million in a new cement line, which recently reached a milestone with the lifting of the new rotary kiln into position. The new kiln is part of a new cement line for Solid Cement, which, upon completion, will add 1.5 million tonnes to its annual cement capacity, increasing output to 3.4 million tonnes.
‘This milestone demonstrates our full commitment to the development of the country and brings us closer to further strengthening our position in providing the infrastructure and building needed for economic development,’ said Ignacio Mijares, chief executive officer and president of CEMEX Holdings Philippines.
Tong Laigou, chairman and general manager of CBMI Construction Co. Ltd, the company contracted by CEMEX to build the new cement line, applauded the lifting of the new rotary kiln in record time of two days. He said that the CBMI and CEMEX Philippines’ teams had worked under strict protocols to secure the safety of site and made a great effort to achieve this milestone.
Solid Cement’s new cement line boasts a number of environmentally friendly features including reduced fuel consumption, as it will reuse waste hot gases to dry raw materials, as well as high-efficiency bag filter technology to significantly improve dust emission control, taking levels to well below those required by the regulations.
Moreover, CEMEX have given top priority to ensuring more sustainable operations through their proprietary Low Temperature Clinker technology, which will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.