United Cement Group (UCG) subsidiary Kuvasaycement is building a sixth grinding unit at its Quvasoy cement plant in Fergana. Business World Magazine has reported that China-based Sinoma International Engineering will supply the equipment for the expansion, consisting of a roller press and ball mill, equipped with a separator and pre-grinder.
Kuvasaycement general director Denis Nikitin said “In recent years, we have systematically replaced outdated equipment, renewed our car fleet, installed new filters to reduce cement dust emissions and modernised cement mills in accordance with the highest requirements to which UCG adheres. The cement market in Uzbekistan is rather saturated and, in order to increase production competitiveness, we decided to commission one more cement mill to ‘cover’ the capacity of the existing five mills. It is also connected with additional demand for products for the construction of bridges, roads and airports. This is state-of-the-art equipment with new grinding capabilities that we have been missing.”