HeidelbergCement is constructing a new US$50m grinding plant in the west African country of Burkina Faso with local partners, the cement major said in a statement today. The new facility, which will have a capacity of 650,000tpa, is to be built near the capital city of Ouagadougou.
“The construction of the new cement grinding plant is part of our strategy of expanding our clinker and cement capacities in growth markets. These include, in particular, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa”, said Dr Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement said in a statement.
“For many years, we have exported cement to Burkina Faso from our grinding plant in Togo. Our new plant will strengthen our position in the country as well as in the whole region.”
HeidelbergCement’s grinding facilities in Burkina Faso as well as in the neighbouring countries of Togo, Benin, and partly also Ghana will in the future also receive their clinker from the new clinker plant in Togo once it is commissioned in early 2015.
The project is conducted within the framework of a joint venture between HeidelbergCement and local partners.
Commissioning of the new plant is scheduled late 2014.