Turkish company intensifies cement plant construction in Turkmenistan

Business Materials 16 May 2012 21:42 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, May 15 / Trend H. Hasanov /

Turkish company Polimeks is building a cement plant in the Lebap region, Turkmenistan. It will produce 3000 tons of high quality Portland cement No 400, 500 per day, or about one million tons per year, the newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan said today.

The plant will also produce backfill cement required for the oil and gas industry, and sulphate resistant cement used in hydraulic structures.

The main technological and additional equipment is being assembled on site and construction work on the social facilities has been completed.

About 2000 specialists who collect metal constructions and install equipment at the warehouse for cement clinker storage are being involved in the construction. The bunkers, crushing unit and other equipment are being installed. Work is near completion in a building that will house the central control panel.

The railway line has been laid to the factory and a highway is being built. Most raw materials such as limestone, clay, gypsum and sand will be delivered to the plant from the local quarry.

The Turkish company commissioned the same plant on the west of Turkmenistan in the vicinity of Jebel city in the Balkan region in October 2011. Its cost was estimated at 180 million euros.