According to a report from the Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA), India’s Holtec has won a tender to carry out a feasibility study for The Palestinian Commercial Services Company (PCSC) regarding the establishment of Palestine’s first cement plant.
The new facility, which will be located in the West Bank, is expected to take four years to complete. The US$300 million plant will have a capacity of 5000 tpd, which would be doubled after three years. The cement produced will help to meet demand in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. At present, PCSC imports over 80% of local cement requirements from Israel’s Nesher Cement, with the remainder imported from Egypt or Jordan.
Holtec will prepare the feasibility over the next six months. This will cover factors such as location, geological tests, raw materials, production process technology and technical and logistical requirements.
Adapted from Palestinian News & Info Agency report by Louise Fordham
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