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CEMEX to expand cement production in Jamaica

CEMEX Jamaica

Expansion plan aims to increase production capacity at company’s Jamaica cement plant by up to 30%

CEMEX have announced plans to expand production capacity at their Jamaican subsidiary, Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL), with the aim of delivering up to a 30% increase CCCL’s cement capacity in Jamaica, through an investment of approximately US$40 million for the first phase of the project.

The announcement was made by CEMEX’s chief executive officer, Fernando A. Gonzalez, during a visit to Jamaica, jointly with the Prime Minister of Jamaica Mon. Hon. Andrew Holness, relevant officials of the Jamaican Government, and key representatives from the company.

‘We are in the final stages of the engineering phase and in obtaining permits from the local authorities,’ said Mr Gonzalez. ‘Very soon we will begin to procure the equipment needed for this initial phase of the project, designed to not only expand our capacity, but also allow us to optimize our heat consumption in the manufacturing process, and therefore reduce the carbon footprint of our cement facility in Jamaica.’

CEMEX say the expansion plan should be completed by the second half of 2024 and is expected to strengthen the self-sufficiency of the national cement industry, while setting the basis to export and reinforce CCCL’s ability to serve the growing construction sector in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

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