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New line at the Devnya Cement plant inaugurated

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The respective managements of Italcementi Group S.p.A and Devnya Cement AD led the official ceremony and ribbon cutting of the new line for the production of clinker and cement at the Devnya Cement plant. The project received an investment totalling over BGN 325 million.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov and Italcementi CEO Carlo Pesenti cut the ribbon in front of an audience of 1000 people, marking the official inauguration of the production line.

The project has been honoured by an array of awards since the commencement of its initial phase in 2012. For example, the company has placed in the top three for Health and Safety at the Workplace Awards for the last three years.

Since the beginning of the initial phase, thousands of people and more than 100 companies worked on the construction site in the different stages of the construction. The new line is widely celebrated for bringing the best available technology in cement production to Bulgaria with the most modern and up-to-date processes, safety and environmental control systems.

The construction works for the new line incorporated all elements and stages of the cement production process from transportation of the raw materials to the forwarding of the final products.

In addition to the new production facilities, modern office buildings were constructed. The installed new equipment, facilities and structures originate from leading European and Chinese manufacturers and multiple innovative products and design solutions were implemented mainly in the office buildings and the surrounding infrastructure.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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