Cimburkina inaugurates second mill at Kossodo

Cimburkina inaugurates second mill at Kossodo
20 June 2019

Cimburkina, part of HeidelbergCement, inaugurated its second grinding unit on 18 June at its Kossodo plant in Ouagadougou, under the patronage of Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré and Burkina Faso’s Head of State, Mogho Naba Baongo. The ceremony took place in the presence of the country’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts, harouna Kaboré.

The project includes a 150tph mill, a new 2000t limestone silo and a new bagging unit with a capacity of 120tph. The first stone for the project was laid on 1 February 2018. The competed unit will double Cimburkina’s production capacity to 2Mta and add 100 direct jobs.

Cimburkina’s General Manager, François Sangline, also highlighted the current production capacity available in Burkina Faso and expected demand. "The country will count as of August 2019, six cement plants, four in Ouagadougou and two in Bobo-Dioulasso, for a capacity of 6Mta, while the country consumes for the moment 2.5Mta,” he said. However, he added that fears of overcapacity were unwarranted as each year domestic cement demand is expected to grow by 1Mt on the back of infrastructure development.

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