Kazakhstan: Gezhouba Shieli Cement Company LLC is now inviting international banks and financial institutions to support the construction of its planned cement production plant in Kyzylorda region, Kazakhstan, according to Li Jinqing, the company's general manager. Gezhouba Shieli is a thee-party joint venture (JV) between China Gezhouba Group Corporation Limited (CGGC) (50%), China Gezhouba Group Overseas Investment Co., Ltd (20%), a subsidiary of CGGC, and a local cement company (30%).
The cement production line will require a total investment of around US$200m, of which 70% will be funded through bank loans. At present, CGGC is actively in communication with some Chinese banks and financial institutions, including Export-Import Bank of China (EIBC) and China Development Bank Corporation (CDB). The plant is designed to have a production capacity of 2500t/day. It is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
China Triumph International Engineering Co Ltd (CTIEC) won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in April 2017, while its subsidiary Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co., Ltd will take responsibility for design work, according to Qian Yingchun, the project leader at CTIEC. More equipment will be required as construction progresses.