Bids invited for Bajil cement expansion

25 June 2004
Yemen Corporation for Cement Industry & Marketinghas invited bids by 23 August for the contract to expand the Bajil cement plant. The client is due to select a consultant on the project in early July.

The project calls for the addition of a new 150,000-tonne-a-year (t/y) production line at the plant, taking total capacity to 750,000 t/y, and conversion of the plant process from wet to dry. Bidders have also been asked to submit financing proposals.

Five financial offers for the consultancy contract were opened on 19 June. The interested consultants are understood to be from Egypt, India, Sweden and the UK.

Expansions are planned at several state-owned cement plants. Japan's Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI)is adding a 1 million-t/y clinker line at Amran, while additional capacity is also being evaluated at the Barah plant. Demand for cement in the country is increasing at about 10 per cent a year and currently stands at about 3 million t/y, while capacity is only 1.3 million t/y (MEED 30:4:04).

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