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Cameroon: Medcem plant to enter service in June

02 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The Medcem cement works, owned by Turkey-based Eren Holdings, is scheduled to come online in June, entering a market already supplied by Lafarge, Ciments d’Afrique and Dangote. The project was carried out in just under a year following the signing of an investment agreement between the country’s government and Abut Azsezikli, Medcem Global’s general manager, on 9 September 2014. Eren Holdings has invested around EUR24.4m in the new plant, which is located in the Douala port area of Cam...

Dangote revenues boosted by new capacities

18 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement reported a double-digit rise in first-quarter revenue, boosted by contributions from its new factories in Africa. Group cement sales volumes rose by 3.4 per cent compared to the same quarter of 2014, with volumes from Senegal and Sephaku Cement offsetting a decrease in volumes in Nigeria. Group revenues rose by 10.8 per cent to NGN114bn, mainly due to higher revenues in South Africa and Senegal. Nigerian cement volumes fell by 10.7 per cent during the first quarter but a...

Dangote Cement

29 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement’s new plant in Ethiopia will open in May this year, helping to close the gap between demand and supply in the country. The plant, which is located in Oromia, is one of the largest in east Africa with a production capacity of 2.5Mta. Costing US$400m, the project has been overseen by Sinoma International Engineering. Ethiopia’s current cement production of 5.4Mta falls well below existing demand of 7-8Mta. Dangote is increasingly turning its attention away from Nigeria follow...

Dangote commences operations in Senegal, Cameroon

30 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has commenced operations at new cement facilities in Senegal and Cameroon, which form part of the company's plans to become a pan-African enterprise. The new Senegalese plant, located in Pout district, about 75km from Dakar, the country’s capital, has a total production capacity of 1.5Mta. With the new plant, the company hopes to improve the country’s cement production capacity with an additional 1.5Mta while serving an export market demand of 2Mt along the Mali ax...

Dangote Cement

03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s construction industry is urging Dangote Cement to put into effect the promised cement price cuts, as announced in November last year. Despite the company revealing plans to reduce cement prices by as much as 41 per cent to NGN1350/bag, ex-works prices have now leapt to around NGN2200/bag. The new VAT-exclusive prices will see distributors pay NGN1645-1655/bag for ex-works orders and NGN1745 for orders delivered from the company’s Ibese plant. Ex-works prices from Ibolo hovered arou...

Cameroon: first raw materials arrive at Dangote’s Douala plant

14 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has received the first cargoes of raw materials for its new cement works at Douala, Cameroon. The delivery consists of clinker, gypsum and pozzolan, produced in the 27ha quarry in Tombel, in the south-west of the country. Dangote has an exploitation agreement for five years for the location. Over the past two weeks, the company has been carrying out equipment tests in the new 1.5Mta plant, which represents an investment of XAF50bn (US$90m).

Dangote Cement

23 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Dangote’s Nigerian cement plants in Gboko, Ibese and Obajana have all received certification for ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON). According to Dangote, the company and its subsidiaries would “continue to put in place policies that would enhance its compliance with regulatory issues as leaders in their respective industries”. Meanwhi...

Dangote expects first cement from new Cameroon works in January

17 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The first bagged output from Dangote Cement’s Douala plant in Cameroon is expected to reach the market in the first week of January 2015, according project director Baba Abdullahi. “We will start production next week and our cement will be available in all the towns of the country. We are working to that effect,” he said. “Various tests start on 20 December 2014 and 10 days later, we will start actual production.” During a visit to the site on 8 November 2014, Aliko Dangote explained t...

Cameroon to suspend cement imports

24 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Cameroon has decided to suspend imports of cement, local press report quoting a presidential directive to the Prime Minister to that effect. The 21 August directive made public by the Ministry of Commerce underlined the government’s concern to protect the local industry and jobs and reassure foreign investors. The move comes a day after the signing of agreements with about 20 companies, as well Cameroonian international firms doing business in Cameroon. Last week, Turkish company Eren Ho...

Eren Holdings to build cement plant in Cameroon

12 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Turkey-based Eren Holdings has signed an investment agreement with the Cameroon government which will see its local subsidiary Medcem build a new cement plant in the African country. The new works is expected to add 0.6Mta to the domestic production base, which currently consists of Lafarge’s Cimencam 1.6Mta plant and the 0.5Mta Cimaf unit of Addoha. In addition, Dangote Cement has scheduled the start-up of a 1Mta works in October. Current cement demand in Cameroon is estimated at 2.8M...