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Cuba aims to modernise its cement industry

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The Cuban cement industry is to begin updating its production facilities, according to a local news report, with the aim of increasing installed capacity. The investment programme will include a new cement plant in Santiago de Cuba to replace an existing plant built in 1955.

Construction of the new plant would being this year and is expected to be completed within three years, Pavel Cansino Avila, Deputy Director of the Cement Business Group, told Cuban News Agency. Production capacity would be around 1 million tpy of clinker.

In addition to the new plant, two existing plants will be updated this year, as part of programme to modernize the country’s cement plants. The Cuban cement industry failed to meet its target in 2017, fulfilling only 92% of a planned production of 1.573 million t.

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