Qatar National Cement Co is a major producer of Ordinary Portland Cement, Sulphate Resistant Cement, Hydrated Lime, Calcined lime and Washed Sand in State of Qatar. The manufacturing units of company are situated at Umm Bab, close to rich raw material deposits,82 KM away from the Doha, the western coast of Qatar and Al-Boaadiat for the washed sand.
Qatar National Cement Co. was established as per the Emiri Decree No.07 in 1965 to produce Ordinary Portland Cement in sufficient quantity to meet the demand of cement in the State of Qatar.
First 100,000 tons line in year 1969
Commercial production from the line erected and commissioned by M/s. Franco Tosi of Itlay based on Semi Dry Process with capacity of 100,000 tpa started on 1st May 1969.
Second and third Production Lines in 1974 and 1976
With growing cement demand in the State of Qatar, another production line of 100,000 tpa capacity was installed in 1974 by M/s Tarmac (UK) & by M/s. FLS (UK). However, as cement demand was still rising a third Kiln of 100,000 tpa capacity based on same technology was erected in 1976 by M/s Buhler Miag, Germany making combined clinker production capacity of the Plant more than 300,000 tpa producing both the OPC and SRC Cement.
Calcined Lime Plant in 1978 & Hydrated Lime Plant in 1985
Finding the synergy with the existing activities and keeping in view the demand of the growing industrial sector in State of Qatar , in steel in particular, company proceeded with Calcined Lime Plant of 100 tpd in the year 1978 consisting of a Rotary Kiln with Planetary Cooler and other supporting facilities.Hydrated Lime Plant was added to existing facility in 1985 with a capacity of 240 tpd .
Plant 2 in year 1998
With a view to keep pace with growth of nation, a most modern and separate Cement Plant of 2000 tpd clinker production was commissioned in 1998 , at the site closer to the Plant 1.The New plant was supplied and erected by M/s.FCB (France) on turn key basis with M/s.Holderbank (Switzerland) as the consultant.
The foundation stone of the project was laid by H.E Abdalla Bin Hamad Alatia (Minster of Energy & Industry) on 12th Nov 1995 and inauguration of the plant was done by H.H Shiekh Hammad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani (Emir of the State of Qatar) on 10th Feb 1998.
Plant 3 in year 2007
In April 2004, a contract for constructing Plant 3 with a capacity of 4000 t.p.d. clinker was awarded to M/s FCB Ciment (France) on turn key basis with M/s Basse Sambre of Belgium as consultant at site next to Plant No. 2.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was completed by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, The Heir Apparent on 20th December 2004. The construction of Plant No. 3 was completed in Jan 2007.
Plant 4 in year 2009
In continuation to the company's support of the construction development in the country a contract for constructing Plant No. 4 with the capacity of 5000 TPD clinker was signed with M/s FCB Ciment (France) as contractor and M/s Basse Sambre (Belgium) as consultant engineers alongside Plant No. 2 & 3. The Two Mills of Plant No. 4 became operational in May & July 2008 and full plant was commissioned in July 2009.
With this the total cement production capacity is increased to 15,500 t.p.d. and clinker production capacity is increased to 11,900 t.p.d.
Discontinuation of Plant 1.
Plant 1 being old was discontinued during the year. With this the total cement production capacity become 14,500 t.p.d. and clinker production capacity as 11,000 t.p.d.
Sand Washing Plant
The capacity of the washed sand plant. Which was purchased in January 2003 from the Ministry of Municipality and Agriculture Affairs, was doubled to 20,000 t.p.d. by rehabilitating the Plant.
The company also established new washed Sand Plant No. 2 in December 2008 with a designed capacity of 20,000 t.p.d. through a turn key contract awarded to M/s CDE Ireland of Ireland.