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Belarusian Cement Plant (BCP, the town of Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Region) has commissioned a second cement-making furnace, Vice Director Ivan Dren told Interfax.

In his words, the furnace has produced a pilot lot of clinker (1,500 tonnes). The new furnace is expected to boost the annual capacity of the plant by 200,000 tonnes of cement.

In January-November 2007 the plant invested over BYR 13 billion in the modernization of production facilities, or 18.3% up on the year.

Over the period in question the company produced BYR 101.9 billion worth of commodities, or 10% up on the year. In January-November the BCP turned out 850,500 tonnes of cement, or 6.2% up.

The output of cement packed in sacks (25, 50, 1,000 kg) made 136,000 tons (15.2% up), the source specified.

The Klimovichi branch of the enterprise produced 95.7 thousand tonnes of lime (18.6% up). All lime is sold on the domestic market, the source reminded.

Cement accounted for 92% of commodities produced by BCP.

In natural terms the company exported 107,700 tonnes of cement. 89% of the exports fell on the Russian Federation, the rest was exported to the Baltic States, the source specified.

As of December 1 the finished goods inventory made 15.4% on the monthly output, the limit being 30%. According to the source, the BCP's domestic sales rose by 11.4% on the year.

The Belarusian Cement Plant was set up in 1996. The staff counts 1,500 persons.



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