Turkmenistan: The state-owned 1.0Mt/yr integrated Lebap cement plant has exported 0.2Mt of cement to neighbouring countries in the eight months to the end of August 2019. Uzbekistan received the majority of this. Neitralnii has reported that the plant has produced test batches of cement using basalt instead of its usual iron ore. It has noted increased durability, density and frost resistance, as well as lower costs and financial impact. The substitution of the locally-sourced ferrous rock for imported haematite is part of the central Asian country’s state programme of import substitution.
Turkmenistan plant exports cement to Uzbekistan
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