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Kwanza Sul to increase output to 1.05Mta

14 October 2019, Published under Cement News

From 2020 Fábrica de Cimento do Kwanza-Sul (FCKS) plans to increase production at its Sumbe plant in Angola to 70 per cent of its 1.5Mta cement capacity, according to its Director of Human Resources and Administration, Joaquim Manuel. This will lift output to 1.05Mta. Achieving an output of 1.05Mta will enable the company to meet the growing demand from public and private projects. At present, the plant runs at 30 per cent, or 0.45Mt, of its capacity. Mr Manuel attributes the low utilisati...

Angolan government to sell stakes in state cement companies

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

A report by Díario da Republica confirms that the Angolan government is to sell stakes in several state companies including cement plants to finance projects for the economic and social development of Angola. The government is selling 175 companies by public tender, 11 by auction and nine by initial public offering with 80 sales in 2019 and 90 in 2020. The cement company shares that would come under sale include those of Nova Cimangola and Secil do Lobito. Nova Cimangola operates two integ...

Luanda cement plant resumes production after HFO shortage

16 November 2017, Published under Cement News

China International Fund (CIF) has resumed production of its Luanda cement plant after four months of non-acitivity, because of the heavy fuel oil (HFO) shortage in the country. With the resumption of production, the 3.6Mta plant should start distributiong cement again in December or January. The Luanda Refinery stepped to supply HFO directly to CIF and Fábrica de Cimento do Kwanza Sul (FCKS) on 10 November. Several adjustments have been made by the Luanda Refinery to improve the quali...

Sonangol denies oil supply suspension at Kwanza Sul

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Sonangol, Angola’s national fuel company, denied Friday that it had suspended oil supplies at the Fabrica de Cimento do Kwanza Sul (FCKS). According to Sonangol, what is happening specifically with the FCKS is that the company does not have its own storage facilities to receive and do fuel oil distribution logistics. This situation "threatens the arrival of fuel in the area of the plant, jeopardising the entire production process, including the production of clinker, cement raw materia...

Fuel shortage causes cement plant to halt production

03 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Fábrica de Cimento do Kwanza Sul SA ( FCKS) in the Cuanza Sul Province of Angola was forced to stop production on Wednesday after a significant lack of HFO.  According to local reports, Edmundo Ferreira, the operational manager of the plant, confirmed that the plant will resume production as soon as the fuel issue is resolved. The plant requires 400,000l of fuel to achieve its daily production capacity of 4200t.

Ohorongo opens Ondangwa depot

21 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Namibian cement producer Ohorongo Cement was host to Clemens Kashuupulwa, governor of the Oshana region, who opened the company’s new cement depot in Ondangwa. The land is owned by TransNamib and the cement company will use the Tsumeb Ondangwa railway for the first time since it was built, according to the Namibia Economist, who hails the project as the first real public private partnership to be given tangible life. The new depot will supply cement to traders in the Ohangwena, Oshana ...

Nova Cimangola’s new clinker line enters service

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Nova Cimangola has inaugurated its new 2Mta clinker line in Cacuaco, enabling the country to become self-sufficient in clinker production. The expansion raises the capacity of the plant, which sits on an 687ha site, to 3.8Mta. The project represents an investment of US$300m. Around 220 new jobs were created for the operation of the works with 85 per cent filled by local people.

Cement mill delivered to Angolan plant

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Last week, project cargo handler Yuexin Logistics completed delivery of major cement plant components from Shanghai to Luanda in Angola. The delivery is believed to relate to the Nova Cimangola 2 project, which is being carried out by A Tec Production and Services GmbH of Austria. The consignment included parts for the new clinker line and the transport of a cement grinding mill shell steel material and equipment, the heaviest item being the cement grinding shell which weighed 152t and m...

Clinker imports to Angola decreased 13% in 2Q16

23 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Clinker imports into Angola fell by 13.2 per cent in 2Q16 to 176,678t when compared with the same period in 2015, when the country imported 200,000t of clinker. Turkey imported 29,503t of this total. In November Nova Cimangola announced that it would stop importing clinker and turn to domestically-produced product following the identification of a suitable raw material deposit near Luanda. Earlier in the year, lack of foreign currency availability impacted on Secil Lobito’s ability to...

Angola: Cimangola to cease clinker imports

15 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Nova Cimangola announced that it will stop importing clinker and instead use domestic resources. The company has identified a raw material deposit near Luanda, where its plant is located. According to Manuel Pacavira Júnior, Nova Cimangola administrator, the company will save approximately US$50m a year.