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Holcim (Rus) announces new investment project for reconstruction and modernization of its cement plant in Volsk (Saratov region) “Volskcement”

October 11, 2012

Decision about investment in the sum of 350 MIO Euro has been taken by EXCO of Holcim Ltd. with purpose of reconstruction and modernization of existing plant using advanced cement production sciences, installation of the newest technological equipment, insuring a sustainable manufacturing process, increasing of product quality and being environmentally friendly.  

Volsk plant modernization project includes a new production line installation with capacity 4 500 tonnes per a day. During reconstruction, “wet” technique of cement production will be replaced by a “semi-wet” one. 
The new project will be implemented in the plant according to development strategy, social and ecological concept with absolute observation of environment and labour protection law and industrial safety, as well as safety assurance. 

Preproject and project documentation development is planned to be finished up to 2013. Construction work will take approximately 2 year period. Taking into consideration the fact that plant reconstruction basically will be implemented with minimal down time of existing production, the project is planned to be split into stages. The beginning of building and construction works is expected in the 2d quarter of 2013; new line commissioning is expected in the 3d quarter of 2016. All the planned building and construction works will be implemented by qualified contracting designers and construction companies with necessary experience, selected on a fair competition basis.  

Holcim in Russia has already obtained experience of cement plants reconstruction – on July 13, 2011 an Inauguration ceremony of the new “dry” production line opening took place in Kolomna (Moscow Region).