CEMEX’s investment in the Philippines reaches milestone with lifting of new kiln into position
CEMEX Philippines $235 million investment in a new cement line recently reached a milestone with the lifting of the new rotary kiln into position.
This rotary kiln is part of the Solid Cement’s new cement line, which upon completion 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,” Ignacio Mijares, CEMEX Holdings Philippines CEO and President said.
Mr. Tong Laigou, Chairman and General Manager of CBMI Construction Co. Ltd, the company tapped 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 safety of site and have also made great effort to achieve this milestone.
The Solid Cement new cement line boasts of environment-friendly features that include the use of less energy as it is designed to reuse waste hot gases for drying raw materials, as well as the use of high efficiency bag filter technology to significantly improve dust emission control far below the actual regulation. Furthermore, CEMEX puts utmost priority in ensuring environmentally responsible operations through its proprietary technology called Low Temperature Clinker that will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
CEMEX has a rich history of improving the welfare of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future in more than 50 countries worldwide. In the Philippines, CEMEX subsidiaries Apo Cement Corporation in Cebu and Solid Cement Corporation in Rizal produce and market a broad product mix of building solutions. These cement manufacturing plants carry the well-established cement brands Apo and Rizal. More information on CEMEX is available at www.cemexholdingsphilippines.com.