Uzbekistan: focus on cement production

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TASHKENT (TCA) — The 15th international conference “Cement industry and market” is being held in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent, the Jahon information agency reports.

The forum, organized by О’zqurilishmateriallari JSC (Uzbekistan Building Materials) and BusinessCem company (Russia), gathered representatives and specialists of leading companies of Armenia, Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

The conference presented reports on modernization of technological lines of the cement industry of Uzbekistan, the use of energy-saving equipment in construction of cement plants, and reduction of carbon monoxide output in cement production process. Information was provided on the construction of 4 cement plants, commissioning of which is planned for 2018. Issues of introduction of environmentally friendly technologies and organization of joint ventures were discussed.

Large-scale construction projects are being carried out in Uzbekistan today, which requires high-quality building materials including cement.

Today almost all kinds of building materials are produced in Uzbekistan. The cement industry is also being modernized. There are 14 cement plants in the country. In 2010-2016, production at these plants grew 1.25-fold and amounted to 9 million tons per year. In the future it is planned to increase this figure to 10 million tons.

The leading enterprise in this sphere in the country is Kizilkumcement JSC, producing almost 3.5 million tons of cement every year. About 4 million tons of cement is produced by JSC Okhangaroncement, Kuvasoycement and Bekobodcement. New cement production capacities are launched annually. This year, Korakalpokcement LLC was launched in Karakalpakstan and Yaypanshifer began operating in Fergana.

Sergey Kwan

TCA