General Manager : Mohd Ali Sulaity

Qatar National Cement Company (QNCC) has started trial operations of its Umm-Bab-based QR22mn calcium carbonate plant.

The plant, which will be specialised in the production of calcium carbonate for the use in water treatment operations, has a production capacity of 250 tonnes per day.

“There is an agreement with Kahramaa to buy the calcium carbonate for 25 years,” said QNCC general manager Mohamed Ali al-Sulaiti.

QNCC had entered into an agreement with Stream Industrial Engineering Company to construct the plant on turn-key basis

The Ras Girtas power station at Ras Laffan will be one of the supporting stations for the plant.

“QNCC is carefully growing and expanding to play its national role in supporting the infrastructure development in the state, especially after Qatar won the bid for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” he said.

About the new cement mill, he said the company intends to instal two new mills with a designed capacity of 130 tonnes per hour. He also announced another special mill for grinding slag, which is used in the production of blended cement besides other applications