Chinese plant supplier signs agreement to expand clinker production in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Mar. 26 (INP): Pakistan’s leading cement manufacturer Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited (MLCF) has signed an agreement with a Chinese plant supplier to expand its clinker production, said an official statement.

“We are pleased to inform the company has signed a contract on March 22, 2021, with plant supplier, Chengdu Design and Research Institute of Building Materials Industry Co., Ltd. China for the supply of equipment and engineering,” MLCF announced in a statement.

The equipment will be used for dry process clinker production line-4 of 7000 metric tons per day grey clinker, through a brownfield expansion project, said the company.

MLCF was set up in 1960 as a public limited company. It is part of the Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group, with Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited as its holding company.

The company seeks to take advantage of the recent government-announced construction package, which aims to uplift the economic activity and aid the economy to recover during COVID-19, said the statement.

The project is expected to commence trial production in August 2022, it added.