Fábrica de Cimento do Kwanza Sul (FCKS) has inaugurated its Kwanza Sul Cement plant and is now ready to start supplying cement in Angola following a construction period of four years and six months of tests, said the company's director Tembua Mucazo Roberto.The US$600m project was funded by South Korean group Samsung Corp.
At the inauguration ceremony, Tembua Mucazo Roberto said that the plant had a clinker capacity of 4200tpd and a cement capacity of 4500tpd. These figures are similar to Nova Cimangola, which has produced 1.2-1.8Mta since 2013.
“Every day we are serving 150 trucks, not only from this province, but from the rest of the country,” noted the director adding that, if current daily production indicators remain in place, the plant will produce around 1.5Mta of cement.
According to Angolan news agency, Angop, Dubai-based ETA Star carried out the construction work while local company JVT inspected the work.