MASS Cement Plant- Bazyan

MASS Cement Plant– Bazyan with 6 million tons annual capacity
It consists of three lines of two million tons capacity each.
This mega plant was implemented by Mass Iraq for Industrial Investment Company / Suleimaniah (subsidiary of MGH) among a number of mega investment projects established by MGH (multiple power plants, a steel plant… etc.). These projects are effectively participating in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq, and contributing in the developing process of the country. As cement is considered as one of the essential materials for construction work.
The plant execution started in 2008 and it is located in Bazian district in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 35 km west of Suleimaniah City, in plain area surrounded by mountains on all sides, at an altitude of 860m above sea level near raw material quarries of materials used in cement production such as limestone, clay, gypsum and additives.
The plant consists of three parallel production lines with a total capacity of 6 million tons yearly, constructed successively on an area of one million m² :
First Line: with two million tons capacity yearly, started construction in 2008 and first production on 1st Jan. 2010.
Second Line: with two million tons capacity yearly, started construction middle of 2009 and first production on 16th Aug. 2011.
Third line: with two million tons capacity yearly, began construction in 2011 and first production on 31st Jan. 2013.

The plant produces various types of cement as mentioned below, and is capable of producing other types according to market demand:

  • Ordinary Portland cement:
  • (OPC) type CEM I 42.5 R used in general construction.
  • Sulfate resistance cement:
  • (SRC) for civil construction that needs high sulfate resistance (especially for foundations).
  • High fine grain Portland cement:
  • Type CEM I 42.5 R which is used in concrete blocks and precast blocks to produce high early strength.

MGH took into consideration pollution control via limiting emission of cement dust to protect the environment and provide a healthy atmosphere for the workers in the plant while designing the plant by choosing effective equipment (filters, analyzers for waste gases, … etc.).
Main equipment have been procured from European manufacturers.
Civil work, construction, installation and equipment procurement activities for this project were carried out by Sinoma, a Chinese company, on a turnkey basis.