Southern Province Cement has commenced trial operation at the second production line of its Bishah cement plant in Saudi Arabia. The trial operation will continue until the plant reaches a contractual design capacity of 5000 t/day of clinker. Once the trial is complete, the plant´s production capacity from its three lines will reach 33,000 t/day of clinker. The company noted in a statement that there are neither expected costs nor any financial impact for this trial operation. The date of full operation will be announced later.