Kenya: Tororo Cement in KES100bn expansion

Kenya: Tororo Cement in KES100bn expansion
Published: 05 March 2010

Tororo Cement, the local manufacturers of cement, lime, iron sheets and other construction materials, plan to invest over US$50m (KES100bn) in production expansion.

"Our company is playing a key role in supporting Uganda ’s construction sector. we have to prepare for competition within East African market. That is why we are making this heavy investment to improve on the production technology and increase products volume," the executive director, BM Gagrani, said.

He said the company is increasing on the factory’s cement grinding, storage and packing capacity.

"This particular expansion segment is under progress and likely to be complete by the end of this year with an estimated outflow of US$20m," he said.

Gagrani revealed that the implementation of the ongoing factory project would see the firm doubling the cement grinding capacity from one million tonnes to 2.2Mta.

"This includes the new cement grinding mill with two cement storage silos of 10,000t each and packing plant," he said. The investment also caters for the ongoing kiln rehabilitation that is expected to reinstate the drying capacity to 1000tpd, as opposed to the current 400t.

Tororo cement has also done rehabilitation of its existing pollution control equipment by upgrading its technology to improve its effectiveness.