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Holcim inaugurates its new Shurovo cement plant

World Cement,

Holcim has inaugurated its new Shurovo cement plant in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, and the Swiss Federal Councillor, Johann Schneider-Ammann.

With a capacity of 2.1 million tpa of cement and a capital expenditure of around  €500 million, the new plant

in Kolomna, 100 km south of Moscow, is one of the biggest Holcim plants in Eastern Europe. It primarily serves the growth market of Moscow where approximately one third of the country’s construction investments are made.

President Dmitry Medvedev stated in his welcome address that this plant is a shining example for the Russian cement industry and sets new environmental standards.

Holcim CEO Markus Akermann said: “The Shurovo plant significantly contributes to the long-term supply security of the greater Moscow market with high quality building materials. It is a milestone in the modernisation of the Russian cement industry and strengthens Holcim’s position in an attractive growth market”.

Holcim has been present in Russia since 1993. The Group company has its head office in Moscow and owns another cement plant in Volsk on the Volga, and has a combined capacity of approximately 5 million tpa. The company employs more than 1500 people.

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