KOHC takes next step for new cement plant in Punjab

Kohat Cement Co Ltd (KOHC) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that the company has established a letter of credit for the import of plant and equipment for the pyro-process optimisation of its 6700tpd grey cement production line at Khushab in Punjab.
The company approved, subject to all regulatory approvals, setting up of 7800- 10,000tpd cement plant (along with 8-10MW waste heat recovery and 25MW coal-fired power plants), in Khushab. The estimated cost of the project is PKR 30bn (USD 167.9M) which will be financed through a mix of debt and equity. It is expected that the construction and installation of the plant will be completed in two to two-and-a-half years.
According to the company’s first quarterly report in September 2021, cement production during this period stood at 868,410t from 893,203t of the same quarter of the previous year. This translates to a fall of -2.8% YoY.
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