Havana.- The cement factory in central Cienfuegos province, one of the biggest plants in the country, has benefited from an investment program of nearly 100 million dollars.
According to experts, the works, 80 percent of which is completed, will include the modernization of the kilns, the cooler and three cement mills, and the installation of a coal grinder to use coal as fuel.
Works will also benefit the transportation systems, on which a funnel, a vibratory screen and a dryer have been installed to process the raw material, which is brought from quarries that are two kilometers away from the factory.
Company executives pointed out that they expect the plant to resume operations in June and to produce up to 1.5 million tons of clinker, the raw material used to make cement.
Production is based on a dry process that considerably reduces fuel consumption per ton of cement.