Taiheiyo to build ₱15B new cement facility in San Fernando, Cebu

A new cement facility worth ₱15 billion will replace the current production line at Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) in San Fernando, Cebu.

This after its mother company in Tokyo, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (TCC), approved the project that will increase its capacity from 2,500 tons of clinker per day to 6,000 tons, or some three million tons of cement a year by mid-2024.

President Duterte welcomes the deal as he shook the hands of Ichiro Egami, TCC director and managing executive officer, during his visit to Tokyo last Oct. 30, 2017 in the presence of (from left) then Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and other Japanese business leaders.

It was on Oct. 30, 2017 when Shuji Fukuda, then TCC president and now chairman of the board, committed this investment to President Duterte and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez during a state visit in Japan.

“TCPI will construct a state-of-the-art production facility, incorporating Taiheiyo’s high-level technology and experience to contribute to meeting the strong demand for cement in the Philippines,” its statement said.

Demand for cement in the country, the company estimated, increased by 30 percent from 2015, reaching 32 million tons by the end of 2019, with TCPI contributing seven percent of the demand.

While demand shrunk this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the October 2020 World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update expected it to rise again with strong gross domestic product (GDP) recovery, estimated to be at +5.3 percent next year.

A recent Taiheiyo investment, what used to be the Electrostatic Precipitator (center with inverted pyramid funnels below) of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. has been converted to a Bag Filter Dust Collector that now operates at 99.9 percent efficiency.
A view of the current TCPI plant
A view of the current TCPI plant
The current TCPI kiln that will be replaced.

About TCPI

Name of the companyTaiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc.
Head officeSan Fernando, Cebu
RepresentativeKazuhiko Ichizawa, President and CEO
Scope of BusinessManufacture and sale of cement
Total share capital2,180 million Philippine pesos
ShareholderTaiheiyo        100%

Information on the new production line

Cement production capacity3 million tons/year
Scheduled start of operationMay 2024

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