Power Cement Ltd (PCL) reported its progress of expansion plan to install a new 7700tpd line at its existing site in Sindh province of Pakistan.
According to Mr. Tahir Iqbal, company secretary, during early 2017, equipment supply and supervision contracts were signed with FLSmidth and letters of credit were established. Construction and erection contract had also been finalised with China-based TEPC and the company has since been working actively to complete the project within due timelines.
Once the said expansion is completed, PCL will be one of the most cost-efficient cement manufacturers of Pakistan and the second-largest cement producer in the south zone, having an production capacity of 3.5Mta.
Letters of credit for supply of engineering and equipment for the cement plant from FLSmidth A/S were established through a consortium of banks. Currently, 97 per cent of the shipments have been received. Mechanical and electrical drawings are complete and 22% of erection work has been completed. The design phase of the new 40 MW grid station and its column bar fixing has been completed, civil work has started and related shipments have started arriving at site.
The contract for the civil construction was awarded to CECC Tianjin (Pakistan) Electric Power Construction (Pvt) Ltd. The contractor is fully mobilised at the plant site and up to now, 91 % of the civil works are completed