Kazakhstan - More efficient rail transport
Guy Sidos was present for the opening of the Mynaral rail terminal and the line to the Jambyl plant.
Copyright Thierry C.MALIVERT
The Mynaral railroad terminal and a new line serving the Jambyl cement plant were officially opened by Vicat Chairman and CEO Guy Sidos on September 26, at a ceremony attended by Jambyl Cement personnel. As the ribbon was cut and the station master blew his whistle, the first rail cars symbolically rolled into the plant and unloaded.
The construction of the new facilities, at a cost of two million dollars, will increase the speed of unloading and the safety of logistics personnel. As the plant’s output has been increasing, the project aims to improve its efficiency even more by increasing the number of cars that can be handled in a given time. Every year two million tons of cement and raw materials pass through the Jambyl plant. That represents 28,000 cars per year, with up to 200 per day during the peak season. The plant can now send 37 rail cars—carrying 2,700 tons of cement—to the station at a time.