Pakistan's Fauji Cement's clinker plant goes online
Fauji Cement's new cement plant having a clinker capacity of 7,200 tonnes per day has come online and is already showing fine results increasing clinker capacity from 1.1 billion tonnes to an astounding 2.22 billion tonnes. This new captive power plant is a German made having a capacity of 12 tonnes per hour and replaces about 170 tonnes of coal per day as fuel thereby reducing the soaring coal cost margins and enabling reductions in production costs. Moreover, the company is also planning to enhance this capacity to 36 tonnes per hour in the near future resulting in greater cost benefits for FCCL. In yet another development, three South African businesses were banned from importing cement produced by Pakistan-based Lucky Cement Ltd. This action was due to allegation that the products was not upto the regulatory strength standards. The courts investigate whether the product meets regulatory strength standards, citing court documents.