Myle Macalam | July 14, 2017
The Republic Cement group is investing an initial USD300 million to expand its capacity. Targeted for completion by 2019, the investment focuses on increasing the clinker production and milling capacity of all its integrated plants in Luzon and Mindanao.
We welcome investments for the stable supply of construction materials in support of the government’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ campaign. For contributing to the development of the infrastructure sector that will pave the way towards job creation and domestic growth, we thank Republic Cement, as well as our local manufacturing companies, which have become our partners in advocating inclusive growth.
-DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez
Process technology improvements will be introduced to increase clinker output from all of its four Luzon plants – equivalent in capacity terms to a new kiln line. New state-of- the-art mills will also increase cement production capacity by 3 million tons per annum.
With these, Republic Cement seeks to ensure sustainability, as it will employ modern technologies that not only increase energy efficiency but also improve its environmental performance, in line with the group’s sustainability targets. This is in addition to its current extensive use of alternative fuels, including rice husk and municipal waste, across its plants.
These investments will help ensure a continued supply of cement for the local construction sector in light of the strong demand for commercial and residential spaces and the current administration’s aggressive infrastructure plans. Said expansion activities are supported by the Department of Trade and Industry through the Board of Investments.