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Akmenes Cementas places order for steel structures

World Cement,

Rautaruukki Corp. (Ruukki) has signed a contract with Panevezio Statybos Trestas, one of the biggest construction companies in Lithuania, to manufacture and install the steel structures for Akmenes Cementas' new cement plant in Lithuania. The contract is worth approximately €6 million.

Ruukki will deliver 4100 t of steel structures for a total of 16 different buildings at the site. Installation work will begin in October 2011 and the new plant is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2012. The steel structures will be manufactured at Ruukki's plants in Gargzdai, in Lithuania and in Bolintin Deal, Romania.

Dalius Gecevicius, Managing Director of Panevezio Statybos Trestas, said: “This is a large project and a very important one for the Lithuanian economy. We have earlier worked together with Ruukki on various projects and have been impressed by the company's know-how, international experience and willingness to find solutions in demanding projects.”

Panevezio Statybos Trestas is one of the biggest construction companies in Lithuania and Akmenes Cementas is the only company in Lithuania to manufacture cement.

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