KHD Germany to supply plant design and equipment for Katrana Cement
- Saudi Arabia: Monday, June 04 - 2007 at 07:57
- PRESS RELEASE
Saudi-based Arabian Cement announced that German industrial equipment group KHD Humboldt Wedag has been selected for the design and equipment supply for its Katrana Cement Factory.
Arabian Cement President and CEO Mr. Muhammad Taher Uthman said the choice of German KHD Humboldt Wedag came after studying the company's financial and technical offers and based on its history of carrying out top-class projects in the Middle East and around the world. He emphasized Arabian Cement's commitment to choosing the best designs and equipment for the Katrana Factory, whose production capacity is expected to reach 2 million tonnes per year.
"The Katrana Plant will produce top quality products using the latest technologies in this field at a time when Jordan's and the Middle East real-estate development sectors are witnessing unprecedented growth and heightening demand," Mr. Uthman told an audience of reporters at a press conference held in Amman on May31st.
Mr. Uthman also emphasized that the construction and operation of the Katrana Factory will abide by Jordanian environmental regulations noting that the company has finalized an environmental impact assessment study that was carried out according to top international standards, especially that the factory's production capacity is expected to reach 4 million tonnes per year in the near future.
KHD Chief Sales Officer Mr. Rudolf Pich said KHD enjoys a long business relationship with Arabian cement Company and is proud to continue this in the Katrana Plant project.
"The plant concept worked out by Arabian Cement, the consultant Holtec and KHD represents the state of the art for a modern cement plant. The equipment, designed and supplied by European companies like KHD, Gebr. Pfeiffer and ABB in collaboration with their subsidiaries will meet the environmental requirements as well as energy consumption targets of today and tomorrow," Mr. Pich said.
The factory is located in Katrana, in the Karak governorate 90 kilometers south the Capital Amman. Katrana has large deposits of limestone, the basic material for cement production.
The project will employ more than 300 Jordanians and will initially focus on fulfilling local cement needs with an eye on other neighboring markets.
KHD Humboldt Wedag is a leading supplier of cement production technology.
Since its establishment in 1856 the company has developed from a mechanical engineering workshop to become a globally operating engineering company with its own manufacturing capacities for core equipment. It has carried out projects in the Middle East, China, India and the United States of America.
Arabian Cement Co. Ltd. is the first cement producer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Arabian Gulf. It has committed to producing top quality cement while abiding by environmental regulations. The company is public and its shares are listed in the Saudi Stock Exchange.
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