By the end of September this year, Uzbekistan will host the launching ceremony of the rotary kiln project of the China Energy Engineering Corporation, CEEC, for the construction of a clinker and cement production line with a capacity of 7,500 tons per day.
The construction of the project is taking place in Kattakurgan district, Samarkand region of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 386 kilometres from the capital Tashkent. With an annual cement production capacity of 2.72 million tonnes, it will be CEEC's largest project in terms of investment and construction scale, and the largest project of its kind in Central Asia with one clinker and cement production line.
The total investment in the project is USD 351 million. It is equipped with six-stage heat exchanger and fourth-generation grate coolers.
This project will not only be the largest in terms of production capacity, but also the most advanced in energy saving and environmental protection in Central Asia, said Guo Bin, General Manager of China Energy International Group Samarkand Cement.
According to him, once the facility is operational, 700 new jobs will be created and tax revenues will amount to more than $20 million per annum, which will contribute to local economic development and enhance the people's welfare.