Norm cement plant in Azerbaijan to reach 2Mt/yr in 2014

Norm cement plant in Azerbaijan to reach 2Mt/yr in 2014

General Director Hasan Yalcinkaya announced that Norm Cement´s plant in Garadagh, Baku will reach its full production in 2014. The plant will produce up to 1.6Mt/yr of clinker and 2Mt/yr of cement. Norm intends to focus on the local market in Azerbaijan.

The company is currently importing clinker, and will start production of clinker in January 2014. They plan to produce 50,000 - 60,000t by the end of 2013. The company will begin retail sales of cement in October - November 2013. The cement plant is one of the largest projects outside the oil industry in Azerbaijan costing around US$400m. The plant will reduce cement imports and save country´s US$150m every year.

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