Cimpor has announced that it is to invest EUR18m to double production in the largest of its three factories in Mozambique, located in the southern city of Motola.
Cimpor is the majority shareholder in Cimentos de Mocambique which also owns factories in Dondo and Nacala.
The Matola factory currently has an installed capacity of 500,000tpa of cement. This is far short of the demand for cement in Southern Mozambique which results in imports being brought in from Southern Africa.
The new investment, according to a Cimpor press release, will bring production at Matola to 1Mta.