Saudi Arabia: Southern Province Cement (SPC), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's biggest cement firm by market value, and Chinese engineering company Sinoma have signed a US$188m contract for the installation of a third production line at SPC's plant in Tahama.
The turnkey contract will be executed over a period of 24 months. Once completed, the third production line will have a clinker capacity of 5000t/day. SPC said that it will use its own funds to finance the project. In early March 2012, the Saudi company announced that the second production line at the Tahama plant started commercial production, bringing SPC's total capacity to 23,000t/day.
SPC, one of the nine listed cement companies operating in the Kingdom, is based in Abha, southwestern Saudi Arabia. It operates factories in Jazan, Bisha and Tahama.