Two agreements were signed between LanwaSanstha Cement Corporation (Pvt) Ltd & HambantotaInternational Port Group (Pvt) Ltd recently which allows Lanw aSanstha Cement Plant in Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone to be connected with the Hambantota International Port via a Conveyor Belt with the length of 2.4 km.
The agreements also grant a licence to Lanwa Sanstha Cement to operate 02 ship unloaders owned by Lanwa in the Jetty are aallocated to Lanwa Sanstha Cement. The Conveyor Belt dedicated for transportation of raw material from port to plant with increased efficiency assures no wastage & zero pollution which sets the precedent for other enterprises too in manufacturing to preserve nature by working smarter.
Environmental friendly, dust free, overhead enclosed conveyor belt could transport 1,200 tons per hour. A ship with the capacity of 60,000 tons could be unloaded within 03 days with the state-of-the-art infrastructure. The production capacity of the plantis estimated to be 3 million Metric Tons per annum.
Lanwa Sanstha Cement is a 100% local investment and a BOI Venture.One of the highlights of the facility would be the emphasis on latest technology where all mixing will be carried out with latest European Technology while many of the other equipment used throughout the production process have been customized by the world-renowned pioneers in innovation. Packaging is done using state-of-the-art technology for improved efficiency and minimal wastage.
Hambantota International Port Group is a Public Private Partnership and a Strategic Development Project between the Government of Sri Lanka and China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort). It is incorporated as a private limited liability company under the laws of Sri Lanka. HIPG’s parent company CMPort is the largest and a globally competitive public port developer, investor and operator in China
Chairman of LanwaSanstha Cement Mr. Nandana Lokuwithana said: “This plant is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka utilizing cutting-edge European technology to yield optimum outcomes while being environmentally conscious through continuous monitoring. We are delighted that we have been able to collaborate with Hambantota International Port Group (Pvt) Ltd to take the manufacturing process to the next level. Also, we hope that this would be a positive inception for the benefit of the construction industry of our motherland.”
The manufacturing facility featuresa fully automated Stacker Reclaimer Yard andtwo Bridge Type Ship Unloaders, a breakthrough in cargo handling shifting from labor-intensive to tech-oriented aligning local industry with global trends. LanwaSanstha Cement will have a storage capacity the equivalent of three cargo ships. All these features are new to Sri Lanka and only available at a handful such facilities regionally.
LanwaSanstha Cement is expected to meet the requirements of all major construction projects locally including Port City & Expressways once commissioned, manufacturing the entire gamut of blended cement products including Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Portland Slag Cement (PSC) & Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) and Blended Hydraulic Cement (BHC).
LanwaSanstha Cement (Pvt) Limited is a sister company of Sri Lanka’s foremost manufacturer of steel, Ceylon Steel Corporation Limited, which manufactures a host of products including QT bars, Hot Dipped Galvanized pipes (GI pipes), BOX bars, Round Tubes, Wire Nails, MS rods, purlins & meshes under the ‘Lanwa’ brand.
A respected entrepreneur of international standing, the Chairman of LanwaSanstha Cement Corporation (Pvt) Ltd Mr. Nandana Lokuwithana also heads the Ceylon Steel Corporation Limited, Onyx Group in the UAE, Marriot Al Jadaf Hotel in Dubai, Marangoni Industrial Tyres Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Ferntino Tyre Corporation (Pvt) Ltd in Horana.