Saudi Arabia: Saudi Cement Company has announced that it will re-start operation of its 4000t/day Kiln No. 6 by the start of May 2012 at the latest. It will have completed a large-scale environmental overhaul and conversion of the kiln from gas to crude-oil by this date.
The company will also recommence operation of three older kilns over a similar timescale. These have a combined capacity of 1325t/day. The total additional available capacity available in May 2012 will be 5325t/day, helping to meet rising demand in the country.