Portugal: Cimpor to modernise its production lines by 2011 in Brazil, Mozambique and China

31 July 2008

Lisbon, Portugal, 31 July – Portuguese cement maker Cimpor wants to modernise its oldest production lines and build clinker production lines in order to increase energy efficiency in the manufacturing process and reduce indirect CO2 emissions, the group said in Lisbon.

The use of electricity accounts for 12 to 15 percent of the energy used by Cimpor in manufacturing cement and the company is planning a number of measures to reduce consumption and “an investment in more modern equipment to improve energy use,” according to Cimpor’s 2007 sustainability report.

Thus the group will bring the Campo Formos production line to a halt and build more efficient lines, followed by others (Cajati, Campo Formoso and João Pessoa) and Amreyah CCC (Egypt) and the renovation of existing production lines in Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Tunisia.

The contributions from remodelling a line in Egypt are also expected by the end of 2008, as are the entry into production of a new clinker production line in Simuma, South Africa, as well as the new lines at Cezarina, in Brazil, and the construction, by 2010/11 of new production lines in Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Mozambique and China. (macauhub)