Dangote begins trial operations at new Ethiopian plant

Dangote begins trial operations at new Ethiopian plant
Published: 03 June 2015


Dangote Cement Plc began trial production of cement last week at its 2.5Mta cement works in Ethiopia,  AllAfrica press reported.

The milestone of kiln ignition was achieved in April 2015. The plant is connected to grid electricity and stockpiles of limestone have been built up from the quarry, 4km away.

Dangote Cement has been building its logistical and marketing capabilities in advance of commercial sales.

According to local news reports, the company has already imported 1.2m packaging bags from Egypt, with more to be imported soon. A total of 23 transportation trucks have also arrived at the port in Djibouti.