EAPC to set up clinker plant, Kenya

EAPC to set up clinker plant, Kenya
Published: 24 November 2009

East African Portland Cement Company (EAPC) plans to set up a clinker plant as it seeks to cut costs and give rivals a pricing war.

Unlike its rivals Athi River Mining and Bamburi which have their own plants, EAPC has had to import or rely on Bamburi for clinker—raising the costs of the raw material.

“We plan to put up a clinker plant that will produce 5000tpa of clinker to be used for cement production and sell the excess in the market,” said Mr John Nyambok, EAPC managing director.

The plant will guarantee EAPC readily available clinker, giving it the headroom to increase its production capacity and lower its production costs.