Savannah Cement confirms KES18bn investment in grinding unit

Savannah Cement confirms KES18bn investment in grinding unit
Published: 24 December 2014


Kenya’s Savannah Cement confirmed plans to invest more than KES18bn (US$199m) in its second high-efficiency milling unit to meet the growing demand in the Kenyan market. The new grinding plant will be installed at the company’s Kitengela site and is part of the company’s strategy to operate a fully-integrated cement business.

Savannah Cement’s MD, Ronald Ndegwa, also said that plans for its clinker manufacturing are in an advanced stage and the project would see its groundbreaking in the New Year.

“Once the two plants are installed, Savannah Cement will be taking pole position as a truly integrated and most eco-friendly cement manufacturer,” Mr Ndegwa assured. “We shall also be expanding our product range to meet our customers’ demands.

Kenyan cement demand rose from 465,483t in September to 490,568t one month later, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.