In 1987, Sibline completed the construction and commissioning of its first production line with a capacity of 800 tons of clinker per day.
In 1995, the company started a project for expanding its production capacity by adding a new line of 2,400 tons of clinker per day. This new line was commissioned during late 1998 and enabled the company to be a major player in the Lebanese cement market. The expansion increased the company’s growth subsequently through tripling its production ability and optimizing its costs.
In 1995, the Lebanese Government granted SIBLINE the exclusive right to use the Jiyeh port facilities by virtue of Decree No. 6797. The port is located in Jiyeh, Lebanon, which is 5 kilometers away from the plant.
In 1999, The company witnessed a major growth of its market share by reaching more than 21% of the Lebanese market. The prime location of Sibline’s cement plant, played a major role in developing its own geographical market.
In 2004, SIBLINE added a Coal and Petcoke grinding station that included horizontal ball mill in order to reduce production costs and to align with the sources of energy used by its competitors,
In 2012, SIBLINE completed an upgrade project on its clinker production line 1 which consisted of preheater cyclone modifications and improvements including the installation of the Gooseneck. This enhancement allows for more than 40% utilization of alternative fuel. This project also permitted for the installation of a complete new clinker cooler with a production capacity of 1000 metric tons per day.
As part of this upgrade and for a better compliance with the environmental requirements, SIBLINE installed a bag house for final dedusting with a capacity of 1000 metric tons per day .
In 2014, and thanks to key acquisitions, SIBLINE added new entity in order to close the loop of products targeting the construction industry. In addition to its existing divisions of Cement and Readymix, SIBLINE launched new business entity in construction material: Sibline Building Materials Division. The new division offers a wide range of products that re-enforce construction projects on the levels of quality, productivity and sustainability.
A new filter on the second line was installed in 2016, cost about $ 6,000,000 USD.
The new filter uses a high technology based on the use of bags and helps to reduce emissions.
Officials and ministers attended the opening ceremony in SIBLINE for the new filter.
The installation of the filters and applying the new techniques earned SIBLINE OHSAS 18001
certificates, this is in addition to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. The Industry Minister said, “It is a
sign of the commitment of the national industry to safety and health standards”.