October 15, 2018 (MLN): Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited has announced its quarterly progress report on expansion project of the company for the period ended September 30, 2018.
The company has undergone to set up an additional dry process clinker production line of 7,300 tons per day grey clinker production, a brown field expansion at the company’s existing site in Iskandarabad, to enhance total grey cement capacity up to 18,000 tons per day.
In this regard, the company after signing EPC contract, has opened Letter Of Credit as on March 17, 2017 in favor of plant supplier, M/s FLSmidth A/S, Denmark for supply and setting up of said production line.
Total project cost is estimated at Rs. 26 billion including the impact of recent devaluation of Pak rupee. Project cost is being financed approximately 17% through right issue, 54% through bank loans and the rest through generation of cash from operations of the company. Project is accelerating as per the plan and 77% of the total project cost, which amounts to Rs. 20 billion has been incurred and paid to-date.
So far, Letters of Credit (“LCs”) for supply and setting up of engineering and equipment of complete cement plant from M/s FLSmidth A/S Denmark amounting to Euro 79.6 million has been established through national Bank Of Pakistan, Till the quarter ended September 30, 2018, total 140 shipments have been received amounting to Euro 78.3 million.
The contract for the civil construction and mechanical erection work has been awarded to Descon Engineering Limited. The construction work at sight is in full swing and approximately 77% of civil work has been completed. Further, 30% work of plant erection has been completed till September 30, 2018.
Commercial production from new line of 7,300 tons per day is expected to commence within 4th quarter of current financial year.
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