Ciment d’Afrique (CIMAF), a subsidiary of Morocco’s Addoha Group, has begun the construction of its second cement plant in Burkina Faso, the North Africa Post reports.
The grinding plant, located in Bobo-Dioulasso, is being constructed for a cost of around €25m (US$28m) and will have a capacity of 0.7Mta when it is completed, in about 18 months’ time.
CIMAF has an existing 0.5Mta plant in the capital, Ouagadougou. The new plant will mainly produce for the local market, but the company is also looking at opportunities for export. Mali seems a likely target, given its proximity to Bobo-Dioulasso and its own growing consumption needs.
Other producers in Burkina include Diamond Cement’s WACEM, which holds a 60 per cent market share, CimFaso and CimBurkina, a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement.