Savannah Cement plans clinker line, Kenya

Savannah Cement plans clinker line, Kenya
Published: 06 August 2014


Kenya-based Savannah Cement plans to establish a clinker line at an investment cost of around KES17bn (US$193.3m).

The cement producer currently imports clinker for its plant based in Athi River, Standard Digital News (Kenya) reported. While plans for the new clinker line are still at an early stage, the Savannah Cement expects completion of the facility by the end of 2017.

Ronald Ndegwa, Savannah Cement’s managing director, told reporters that the company is currently scouting four different locations in eastern and coastal regions for the best limestone reserves which will determine the location of the clinker line. Once the plant is operational, clinker will be transported to the Athi River grinding works. He added that the investment would be funded through a mix of debt equity.