The World Cement Association (WCA) announced the opening of its World Cement Association Beijing and President’s office. The facility will be an addition to the association’s headquarters in London and will be located at the building of the China National Building Material Group (CNBM).
“We are delighted to further expand our presence in China by opening our World Cement Association Beijing and President’s office”, said Norman Greig, Secretary General of the World Cement Association. “As the producer of more than 50 % of the world’s cement, China plays an important role in the global cement industry, so I am very pleased that CNBM is giving us the opportunity to open an office in China.”
The office will also include the WCA Technology Centre, the WCA Research Institute and WCA Climate Change liaison. The Beijing site will allow the association to deepen its ties with Chinese cement producers and other stakeholders and to build links and share best practice with surrounding markets.
Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute
A further expansion to its international membership will be Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute in China as an Associate Corporate member.
Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute Co., Ltd., is a leading research institute in China. The institute was founded over 60 years ago and in 1999 became part of China’s biggest cement company, the China National Building Material Group Corporation (CNBM).
Today, the institute is mainly engaged in the research and development of cement production technology and equipment as well as cement plant engineering design.
Furthermore the WCA announced that Turkish cement company Baticim Cement has joined the organisation as a Corporate Member.
Baticim Cement is part of the Bati Anadolu Group, which was founded in 1966 and today is one of the most important companies within the Turkish cement industry. The group’s products and services range from cement to ready mixed concrete and electrical power generation to logistics.
The group’s two cement producers Baticim and Batisoke have an annual cement capacity of 5.8 Mt and fabricate 4.05 Mt clinker each year.