Qatar National Cement to increase output by 12% in 2015

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Qatar: Qatar National Cement Company (QNCC) has announced that it will increase its cement production by 12% in 2015 to over 4Mt/yr. The company's total production was 3.5Mt/yr in 2014, a 3% rise compared to 2013.

"Our two new mills are scheduled to begin operation this year," said Salem Butti Al Naimi, Chairman and Managing Director of QNCC. "The first will commence production from 15 October 2015, while the second is expected to start by the year's end. The whole plant will start running at full capacity by early 2016 producing about 23,000t/day of cement." Al Naimi added that he expects cement demand in Qatar to continue to grow in the coming years ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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