Sri Lanka: Lanwa Sanstha Cement says that it will commission its Hambantota grinding plant in the Mirijjawila export processing zone of Hambantota International Port in January 2022. The company says that the plant will have a capacity of 3Mt/yr and cost US$80m. The Daily News newspaper has reported that the owner aims to help to counteract the domestic cement shortage.
Chair Nandana Lokuwithana said "One of the highlights of this first-of-its-kind facility in Sri Lanka will be the emphasis on new technology, with all mixing carried out using the latest European technology, while much of the other equipment used throughout the production process has been customised by world-renowned pioneers in innovation with environmental friendliness in mind." He added "Packaging is done using state-of-the-art technology for improved efficiency and minimal wastage."
Once commissioned, the Hambantona plant will produce ordinary Portland cement (OPC), Portland slag cement (PSC), Portland limestone cement (PLC) and blended hydraulic cement (BHC), according to Lanwa Sanstha Cement.