Ohorongo Cement is eyeing international markets, as the commissioning date for its plant in Nambia nears. To facilitate the export of cement to the Americas, local press have reported the company is now setting up a new facility at Walvis Bay port, as well as transshipment facilities.
The Ohorongo Cement plant at Otavi comes on-stream towards the end of this year. Managing director, Hans-Wilhelm Schütte, says the company is not content to supply only the Namibian and southern Angolan markets with cement, but would also supply international cement markets along the shores of Africa and the Americas.
“The main focus of such export markets was always the south of Angola and other neighbouring countries, but with the proposed satellite plant and trans-shipment facilities in Walvis Bay, the ocean will open up important additional markets,” says Schütte.
With a proposed annual production capacity above 700,000tpa, the cement plant would produce sufficient cement for local consumption, as well as for the export market.