Alkhalij Cement to open new production line in Qatar

cement AndreasLevers flickrQatar's construction sector is growing rapidly, leading to the need for more cement in the months to come. (Image source: AndreasLevers/Flickr)Qatar’s Alkhalij Cement Company has decided to invest US$219mn on a new cement production line in a bid to cater to the growing demand for cement in the country

Alkhalij Cement Co., is part of Qatari Investors Group, and is supporting the wave of construction projects in the GCC nation.

The new production line will be completed in Q4 2016 and will increase cement production by 50 per cent, said Qatari Investors Group chief administration officer Firas Tayssir Ibrahim.

Alkhalij Cement Company COO Jose Escalera said, “The unprecedented growth in Qatar’s construction remains as the primary motive of all companies to place more efforts in improving their products and services to meet the terms of this growth and support it with emphasis on quality and effectiveness factors. This has prompted Alkhalij Cement Company to increase its production capacity to cope with the increasing market demands.”

Production of clinker is expected to touch two million tonnes and cement around three million tonnes by the end of 2015, added Escalera. Company projections show that when the new line is operational, Alkhalij Cement Company will produce close to four million tonnes of clinker and 4.5mn tonnes of cement.

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