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Dangote Cement

29 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Following a recent visit to Zimbabwe by Aliko Dangote, head of the Dangote Group, the company has announced plans to open a 1.5Mta grinding plant in the country. The plans have reportedly been approved by the Zimbabwean government with construction on the US$400m plant rumoured to begin in 1Q16. The news comes as the company celebrated the inauguration of its 1.5Mta grinding plant in Douala, Cameroon, and announced plans to begin work on phase two of the plant, doubling its capacity. The ...

Dangote opens grinding plant in Cameroon, Zimbabwe works on the cards

01 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has inaugurated its 1.5Mta cement grinding plant in Douala, Cameroon. In addition, the company laid the foundation for a 200m terminal in Base Elf area, of the Douala Port. President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said he company has decided to begin work on the second phase of the plant, which will see the doubling of its capacity to 3Mta. Zimbabwe plans The company has also indicated its intention to open a US$400m cement plant in Zimbabwe with a capacity of 1....

Dangote Cement

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced plans to construct a second cement plant in Cameroon, at a cost of US$150m. According to local press, the new factory will be located in Yaounde and will have a production capacity of 1.5Mta. Along with the company’s existing plant in Douala, this second investment will take Dangote’s total capacity in the country to more than 3Mta. With huge infrastructure investments in the pipeline in Cameroon and the surrounding countries, Dangote hopes the new plant will go ...

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...