Limak's 0.7Mta Matola plant inaugurated

Limak's 0.7Mta Matola plant inaugurated
22 February 2018

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated Limak Cement Group’s new cement plant in Matola on 21 February 2018.

The new plant has a 0.7Mta capacity and will employ over 140 people, mostly Mozambicans.

President Nyusi said he expected the new factory “to contribute to stabilising prices in a scenario of high levels of demand for cement.

“This prospect strengthens our conviction that our dream of building national infrastructures using exclusively cement produced in Mozambique can be achieved,” he said.
“The use of local raw materials to produce cement, as well as adding value, unleashes multiple opportunities downstream.”

Until the commissioning of the new plant Mozambique has continued to import hundreds of thousands of limestone, gypsum and clay despite having native deposits. To date, only Cimentos de Moçambique had been extracting and processing raw materials such as limestone. Extraction would make Mozambican cement much more competitive as well as save foreign exchange currently being spent on such imports, according to the head of state.

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