Dangote positions Onne Cement facility for export

Dangote positions Onne Cement facility for export
Published: 28 June 2010

Dangote Group has positioned its subsidiary firm Dangote Bail Limited, as the hub for exporting its brand of bagged cement to sub Saharan-Africa.

The facility is located at the Federal Ocean Terminal Onne in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. According to general manager of operations, Abdullahi Bada, the Group’s reasons for expanding investment in the nation’s cement industry(Obajana cement, Kogi, BCC Gboko, including Lagos, Port Harcourt and the soon to take off Ibese plant in Ogun State ) was to ensure self- sufficiency in local demands, while aiming for the export markets.

"As local capacity increases in terms of production, what we are looking at here, at Dangote Bail Limited, is to become an export hub," Bada said.

Buttressing, Acting Production Manager, Timothy Age, said that both the Port Harcourt and Onne plant have an installed capacity of 6Mt, but due to market regulation " currently the facility delivers 11,000t 24/7, and about 1.4Mta".