Russia: Eurocement has announced that it will build a US$480m cement plant in the Stavropol region of Russia with a production capacity of 1.3Mt/yr. Construction will take place in the Spasskoe village of Blagodarnenskiy District.
The new plant will cover an area of 40 hectares and will produce 3500t/day of clinker. Its power consumption will be 35MW, its electrical consumption will be 105kWh/t of cement, its gas consumption will be 103Mm3/yr and restrictions of dust emissions will be 20mg/Nm3. The plant will have a staff of 400 people, with the potential to create 1000 additional jobs. The project will be implemented under a public-private partnership and has been submitted to the prime minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. The plant is expected to be completed by 2015.
"The objective of Eurocement is to reduce the cost of cement production whilst maintaining compliance with the highest standards of product quality and conformity of production of the world's environmental requirements," said Eurocement president Mikhail Skorokhod.