Japan’s IHI and Nissho Iwai develop Yemen’s Amran Cement Factory
Japan’s Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) and the Nissho Iwai Corporation have received an order for the expansion of state-owned Amran Factory of the Yemen General Corporation for the Manufacturing and Marketing of Cement (YCC) with a production capacity of 3,300 tons per day (tpd). The order is valued at close to 18 billion yen and is has a target date of completion set for the end of 2004.
The contract covers a series of facilities; from crusher and mixing equipment, raw material silos, clinker burning equipment, cooler, clinker silos and cement dispatch facilities to power generation units, all on a full turnkey basis including design, manufacture, procurement, installation work, trial running and operational training.
In 1982, IHI and Nissho Iwai delivered a cement plant with a production capacity of 1,700 tpd to the Amran Factory of YCC. Furthermore, in 1992, the companies delivered a cement plant of the same class to the Mafraq Factory of YCC. Together with the factory currently to be constructed, the total production volume will be 6,700 tpd, which will account for approximately 90 percent of the country's production volume of 7,600 tons per day.
Annual demand for cement in Yemen is at almost 3.2 million tons, and the volume of cement produced domestically will double from the current one million tons to two million tons, which will satisfy close to 60 percent of the local demand. — (menareport.com)
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