Bangladesh: Mohammed Amirul Haque, the managing director, of Premier Cement, says that the company has built two more units at Narayanganj and Chattogram for around US$150m. He said that upgrade has increased the company’s production capacity to 5.2Mt/yr from 2.4Mt/yr, according to the Daily Star newspaper. The new units are currently at the trial stage. Vertical roller mills (VRM) supplied by Denmark’s FLSmidth will be used to attain production rates of 460t/hr and 270t/hr at the new plants in Narayanganj and Chattogram respectively.
The expansion plans were initiated in 2017. At present the country has a cement production utilisation rate of 57%. Bangladesh’s per capita cement consumption is around 181kg. It is expected to increase to 220kg by 2020.