ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Lanwa Sanstha Cement Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, affiliate of Ceylon Steel Corporation Limited said it is aiming to start commercial production at its 2.4 million metric tonne cement grinding plant by June 2021.
The facility is located in a 63 acres plot in the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone, Hambantota.
Under the first phase 70 million is being invested under a Board of Investment approval to construct a 2.4 million metric tonne plant.
Another 10 million dollar expansion is planned in a second phase which would add another 1.2 million metric tonnes.
“This facility will serve to benefit the construction industry…by delivering products of premium quality to the market,” Chairman of Lanwa Sanstha Cement Nandana Lokuwithana said in a statement.
“The plant is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka utilizing cutting-edge European technology to yield optimum outcomes while being environmentally conscious through continuous monitoring.”
Lokuwithana also heads UAE based Onyx group, Marriot Al Jadaf Hotel in Dubai, Marangoni Industrial Tyres Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Rigid Tyre Corporation (Pvt) Ltd in Horana.
The plant will have mills from Gebr Pfeiffer of Germany and other technology from Siemens. Packing will be from FLSmidth.
The plant will have Stacker Reclaimer Yard and two bridge-type ship unloaders.
Raw materials will be carried to the plant along a 2.4 kilometre covered conveyor, which the firm said will avoid pollution.
It will produce Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Portland Slag Cement (PSC) & Portland Limestone Cement (PLC). (Colombo/Dec10/2020)