Uganda: Hima Cement to launch US$40m grinding unit

Uganda: Hima Cement to launch US$40m grinding unit
19 January 2017

LafargeHolcim-owned Hima Cement is set to launch its grinding unit in Tororo this week, according to a company sources.

The new 1Mta grinding plant is located at Nyakesia, Rubongi, and will boosts Hima Cement’s production capacity to 1.9Mta.

In an earlier statement, Hima Cement Country CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said that the aim of building the grinding station is to meet the increasing demand for cement and concrete not only within Uganda but the regional market as well.”

Uganda is currently carrying out large-scale infrastructure projects, including the power plants at Karuma and Isimbi as well the Entebbe expressway. The country is also enjoying a real estate boom.

We are very positive about the long-term prospects of the cement industry in Uganda; and LafargeHolcim is keen to solidify its position in the region as the leading producer of building solutions, providing its customers with innovative value-adding propositions,” Mr Pettersson said.

He added that Hima Cement is in final stages of exploration for a limestone position in northeastern Uganda to support a future clinker position.

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