Saudi Cement Company to boost production
Launching one of the largest cement projects in the world, Saudi Cement Company is investing some SR2.2 billion (close to US$600 million) to boost production and meet rising local and regional demand. The company's board of directors has decided to expand the company's production at its Hofuf plant by constructing two complete new lines, each with a capacity of 10,000 tons of clinker per day.
"This is one of the world's largest cement projects," SCC Chairman & Managing Director Walid Juffali told Arab News. "This project is vital for our country and it'll effectively participate in the progress and development of the national economy."
"With construction activity advancing in the Kingdom and the high demand for cement both locally and regionally, the SCC had to increase its production capacity and exploit its good reputation for marketing its production of various types of cements," Juffali added.
Under the Hofuf plan, two new production lines, with a total output capacity of 6.6 million tons of clinker annually, will be added to increase SCC's total production by around 160 percent.