CEMEX’s investment in the Philippines reaches milestone

CEMEX Philippines $235 million investment in a new cement line recently reached a milestone with the lifting of the new rotary kiln into position.  

This rotary kiln is part of the  Solid Cement’s new cement line.

Upon completion, this will add 1.5 million tons of cement to CEMEX’s annual capacity, increasing its output to 3.4 million tons. 

“This milestone demonstrates our full commitment to the development of the country and brings us closer to further strengthening our position in providing the infrastructure and building needs for economic development,” said Ignacio Mijares, CEMEX Holdings Philippines president and CEO. 

New rotary kiln lifted into position at Solid Cement Plant in Antipolo City

Tong Laigou, chairman and general manager of CBMI Construction Co. Ltd, the company tapped by CEMEX to build the new cement line, applauded the lifting of this new rotary kiln in record time of two days. 

He said that the CBMI and CEMEX Philippines’ teams worked under strict protocols to secure safety of site and have also made great effort to achieve this milestone.  

The Solid Cement new cement line boasts of environment-friendly features that include the use of less energy as it is designed to reuse waste hot gases for drying raw materials, as well as the use of high efficiency bag filter technology to significantly improve dust emission control far below the actual regulation. Furthermore, CEMEX puts utmost priority in ensuring environmentally responsible operations through its proprietary technology called Low Temperature Clinker that will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.