Dangote Cement - January 2019

Dangote has placed several orders with the Aumund Group for its projects in Nigeria and Senegal. For the Obajana Line 5 and Okpella plants in Nigeria, both 6000tpd, Aumund is supplying a total of six belt bucket elevators and four pan conveyors. In addition, Schade Lagertechnik, also part of the Aumund Group, will supply two stackers, two portal reclaimers and additional stockyard equipment. Aumund Beijing has also received orders from Dangote for the cement producer’s Apapa project and its Onne clinker terminal, also in Nigeria, including two double bucket elevators and several other chain bucket elevators. Two Samson material feeders, two Aumund telescopic chutes and two truck loaders will also be supplied to each site.

Meanwhile, in Senegal, Aumund is supplying Dangote with a further belt bucket elevator for its expansion project in the country. In an interview with Reuters, Aliko Dangote said he aims to export 8Mt of cement from Nigeria from July this year as part of his focus on foreign markets to boost sales.

In separate news, this month is expected to see the conclusion of Dangote’s bid for Kenyan cement producer ARM. Dangote has been competing with Oman’s Raysut Cement, which is also looking to expand into Kenya. If Raysut is successful, the deal would triple the company’s production capacity from 6Mta to 20Mta. However, Dangote has long expressed an interest in the Kenyan market, having previously announced plans to build two cement plants in the country. Increasing its capacity in various markets is part of Dangote’s preparations to launch an IPO on the London Stock Exchange later this year.