CEMEX Philippines US$235mn investment in new cement line

CEMEX Philippines is 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.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / January 20, 2021
By Guy Woodford
The new rotary kiln is lifted into position at CEMEX Philippines' Solid Cement Ppant in Antipolo City

The new cement line at CEMEX Philippines’ Solid Cement plant in Antipolo city will add 1.5 million tons of cement to its annual capacity, increasing its output to 3.4 million tons.

“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 needs for economic development,” said Ignacio Mijares, CEMEX Holdings Philippines CEO and president.

Tong Laigou, chairman and general manager of CBMI Construction (CBMI), the company contracted by CEMEX to build the new cement line, applauded the lifting of this new rotary kiln in record time of two days. In a communication shared to CEMEX, he said that the CBMI and CEMEX Philippines’ teams worked under strict protocols to secure onsite safety and have also made great effort to achieve this milestone.

The Solid Cement plant’s new cement line boasts of environment-friendly features that include the use of less energy as it is designed to reuse hot waste gases for drying raw materials. It also uses high-efficiency bag filter technology to significantly improve dust emission control far below the actual regulation. Furthermore, CEMEX puts utmost priority in ensuring more sustainable operations through its proprietary ‘Low-Temperature Clinker’ technology that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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