Cimpor considers expanding Dondo plant, Mozambique

Cimpor considers expanding Dondo plant, Mozambique
Published: 09 March 2012

Tagged Under: Cimport Mozambique Dondo New project 

Cimpor is studying the option of expanding its Dondo grinding facility in Mozambique with a new clinker plant.

“We are carrying out feasibility studies to set up a clinker production plant next to our unit in Dondo,”  chief executive Joao Nunes Pereira told Bloomberg. He adding that the aim of the project was to respond to increased demand from Mozambique’s construction sector.The Dondo grinding unit is located some 30km from Beira.

In a market that continues to post notable growth, last year, Cimpor reported a 30.2% rise in turnover at its Mozambique division to €88.1m while EBITDA just over doubled to €23.6m, thanks to increased efficiency.  Cement deliveries rose by 10.4% to 0.98Mt. The rehabilitation programme launched in 2010 enabled the company to increase clinker by over 30 per cent and the company substantially reduced imports. Cimpor did note challenges in the second half of the year due to increased pressure from imports due to the launch of a new operator and the appreciation of the metical.