DR Congo: new plant online in December 2016

DR Congo: new plant online in December 2016
Published: 29 September 2015


Dangote’s new plant in the Republic of Congo is expected to enter production in December 2016. The new 1.5Mta plant in Bouenza, Yamba district represents an investment of XOF139.725bn. However, the succesful completion of this project is subject to the construction of a new bridge over the Niari river on the Buiansa-Mouyondzi axis. The old bridge, which has a carrying capacity of 25t, does not allow construction workers to transport structures of over 75t.

The Congolese market is currently supplied by Forspak, which has a 0.3Mta works at Dolisie, Niari, and Sonoc which runs a 0.3Mta plant at Loutété, Bouenza. The country’s cement industry continues to expand as in addition to the Dangote project, CIMAF is building a 0.5Mta unit at Hinda, Kouilou, 20km from Pointe-Noire.