Kenya: Savannah Cement to build second grinding plant

Kenya: Savannah Cement to build second grinding plant
Published: 02 January 2015

Savannah Cement has announced plans to invest more than US$198.3m for the construction of its second milling plant near Kitengela town in Kajiado County.

The high efficiency milling plant will feature a roller press mill, which allows for environmentally efficient cement production. Savannah Cement managing director Ronald Ndegwa said that the ground breaking plans for a clinker manufacturing plant are also well underway.

“Once the two plants are installed, Savannah Cement will take pole position as a truly integrated and most eco-friendly cement manufacturer,” Ndegwa added. The firm would also be expanding its product range to meet customers’ demands.

The installation of the second milling plant and the clinker production factory was part of the firm’s strategy to operate a fully integrated cement manufacturing business, the company had announced earlier. Savannah Cement currently has a cement capacity of 1.5Mta.

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Leading Economic Indicators for October 2014, the quantity of cement produced in the country increased from 465,483Mt in September 2014 to 490,568Mt in October last year.