Russia: Alexei Gordeev, governor of the Voronezh Region, has met with Mikhail Skorokhod, president of Eurocement, to discuss the ongoing construction of a new plant.
Skorokhod noted during the meeting that construction of the plant was in its final stage, with an expected completion date of construction in May 2012. The plant will have a clinker capacity of 6000t/day (2Mt/yr) and occupy an area of 33.4 hectares. By July 2012 the company expects production of the first tonne of cement. By August 2012 landscaping will be completed. In 2012 the new plant is expected to produce 0.5Mt, with full capacity met by 2014.
Gordeev and Skorokhod also discussed development of local transport infrastructure, including the reconstruction of the railway station. Eurocement offered to fund design works for the construction of an overpass and an adjacent road whilst the governor raised the possibility of including the cost of improving transport infrastructure in the region in the regional budget.