The Commemoration Ceremony of Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd.'s Kiln 5 and Mill 5 was held on July 8, at the company's Rockfort, Kingston plant. Prime Minster of Jamaica - the Honourable Bruce Golding and Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister - the Honourable Mrs Kamla Persad - Bissessar, as well as several dignitaries of both the Jamaican and T&T Governments were in attendance. The function also included a plant tour of the Kiln 5 and Mill 5 sites.
Kiln 5, the new state - of- the - art Pre Calciner, Dry Process Kiln was commissioned in August 2008, after a two - year construction period and over 2.3 million man hours worked. The introduction of this kiln has significantly increased Carib Cement's clinker manufacturing capacity and with the commissioning of Mill 5 in October 2009, Carib Cement's cement manufacturing capability is now in excess of 1.8million tonnes per annum. This forms part of the TCL Group's medium - term strategic goal of achieving a combined cement production level of 3.5 million tonnes across its three plants (Trinidad Cement, Arawak Cement and Carib Cement).
The Hon. Bruce Golding - Prime Minister of Jamaica and the Hon. Kamla Persad - Bissessar - Prime Minister of T&T after unveiling the Kiln5/Mill 5 Commemoration plaque at Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd.
Carib's state - of - the - art Pre Calciner Dry Process Kiln - Kiln 5. Inset: The Hon. Kamla Persad - Bissessar - Prime Minister of T&T and the Hon. Bruce Golding - Prime Minster of Jamaica in discussion with Andy Bhajan - Chairman, TCL during the plant tour of Carib Cement's Kiln 5 and Mill 5 sites
Paul Stockhausen and Parris Lyew - Ayee, both members of the Board of Directors of Carib Cement, Dr. Rollin Bertrand - TCL Group CEO and the Hon. Stephen Cadiz - Minister of Trade & Industry, T&T in discussion at the Kiln 5 /Mill 5 Commemoration
A cross section of Carib Cement employees who successfully completed the Technology Transfer programme as part of the Kiln 5/ Mill 5 Projects
Hayden Ferreira - Projects Director/ Group Manufacturing Development Manager, TCL Group, Balfour Denniston - Stakeholder Relations Manager, Kiln 5 Project and Anthony Haynes - General Manager, Carib Cement share a light moment
Anthony Haynes - General Manager, Carib Cement and the Hon. James Robertson - Minister of Mining & Energy, Jamaica