Saud Balawy, Executive Chairman of Dubai Group, Antoine Duclaux, CEO, of Emirates Cement Company, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, Fadel Al Ali, Acting CEO of Dubai Group and Khalid Al Shamsi, Board Member, EMCC and Managing Director, Dubai Group, at the launch of Emirates Cement. Image Credit: Supplied picture

Fujairah: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, Tuesday inaugurated the new state-of-the-art facility of the Emirates Cement Company, a joint venture between Dubai Group, a member of Dubai Holding, Lafarge Building Material and the Government of Fujairah.

Located in Fujairah, the plant has an annual production capacity of 3.2 million tonnes and is equipped with the latest technology to meet international environmental standards.

"The company aims to significantly contribute to the building material and construction sector in the UAE and offer premium quality products, while being a leader in sustainable development with a high regard for corporate social responsibility programmes," said Antoine Duclaux, CEO of Emirates Cement Company, said in a statement Tuesday.

The premium quality cement type produced at the plant will cater to the requirements of various kinds of projects and applications.

Its broad range of products is suitable for ready mix and precast players, individual customers and architects and include Portland cement, Portland limestone cement, and ground granulated blast-furnace. The varieties have all the elements needed to meet end-user requirements.

The Emirates Cement plant has its own quarry and crushers, with sophisticated unloading and handling facilities.

It is strategically located close to the Emirates Road, allowing easy transportation access to all important markets in the UAE and Oman.

Emirates Cement is environment-friendly with a strong involvement in reducing carbon emissions. The company supplies cement in 50kg bags and bulk tankers for large construction projects, concrete product makers and ready mixed concrete.