Kenya: Bamburi railway supply boost

Kenya: Bamburi railway supply boost
Published: 02 February 2016

Tagged Under: Bamburi Cement Kenya 

Bamburi Cement says it has earned KES1bn (US$9.8m) from supply of cement to the standard gauge railway (SGR) contractor, China Road and Bridges Corp (CRBC) according to a report by the Business Daily (Kenya).

The cement maker is among local firms contracted by a Chinese contractor to supply materials for the KES327bn project.

Bamburi said in an interview that it has supplied 300,000t of cement to the rail project since September 2014, earning it “over KES1bn.”

“The SGR contract has increased our production by 10 per cent to more than 2Mta,” said the company’s commercial director, Geoffrey Ndugwa.

Other local suppliers of cement to the CRBC include the East African Portland Cement, ARM Cement and Savannah Cement.

The project is intended to connect the port city of Mombasa with a high-speed railway line to Nairobi, running onwards to Kampala, Uganda, with spurs to Burundi and Juba, South Sudan.