Qatar National Cement Co is a major producer of Ordinary Portland Cement, Sulphate Resistant Cement, Hydrated Lime, Calcined lime and Washed Sand in State of Qatar. The manufacturing units of company are situated at Umm Bab, close to rich raw material deposits,82 KM away from the Doha, the western coast of Qatar and Al-Boaadiat for the washed sand.
Qatar National Cement Co. was established as per the Emiri Decree No.07 in 1965 to produce Ordinary Portland Cement in sufficient quantity to meet the demand of cement in the State of Qatar.
First 100,000 tons line in year 1969
Commercial production from the line erected and commissioned by M/s. Franco Tosi of Itlay based on Semi Dry Process with capacity of 100,000 tpa started on 1st May 1969.
Second and third Production Lines in 1974 and 1976
With growing cement demand in the State of Qatar, another production line of 100,000 tpa capacity was installed in 1974 by M/s Tarmac (UK) & by M/s. FLS (UK). However, as cement demand was still rising a third Kiln of 100,000 tpa capacity based on same technology was erected in 1976 by M/s Buhler Miag, Germany making combined clinker production capacity of the Plant more than 300,000 tpa producing both the OPC and SRC Cement.
Calcined Lime Plant in 1978 & Hydrated Lime Plant in 1985
Finding the synergy with the existing activities and keeping in view the demand of the growing industrial sector in State of Qatar , in steel in particular, company proceeded with Calcined Lime Plant of 100 tpd in the year 1978 consisting of a Rotary Kiln with Planetary Cooler and other supporting facilities.Hydrated Lime Plant was added to existing facility in 1985 with a capacity of 240 tpd .