Dangote to begin Phase 2 of Ibese plant, Nigeria

Dangote to begin Phase 2 of Ibese plant, Nigeria
Published: 01 March 2012


Dangote Group said it is set to commence the construction of the second phase of the 6Mta cement plant which forms part of the company's plan to become a major force in cement production through a number of projects across Africa.

In a statement by the company published in the Vanguard, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President/CEO, said:  “In a few weeks from here, we will start the construction of another 6Mta, which will take Ibese to 12Mta when completed. The new facility will be located 5km from the current plant.”

He said that the group’s aggressive expansion of its aggregate installed capacity of cement is to ensure self-sufficient in cement production and export by 2013.

Currently, Dangote has a domestic cement capacity of 19Mta, which is set to rise to 20Mta in the second half of 2012.

Through a number of projects across Africa, the company is targeting a minimum total regional capacity of over 50Mt by the second half of 2014.