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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...

Dangote’s Cameroon plant scheduled for August launch

30 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Dangote has rescheduled the launch of its Cameroon cement plant for August 2014, management told local press during a site visit to the new plant.  Baba Abdullahi, Dangote Cement Cameroon’s managing director, said the factory’s launch has been rescheduled due to to electricity provision problems, the need to ensure viable access to the cement factory and unfavourable weather which has caused work to slow.  But, overall, the company’s heads maintain that construction on the Douala factory ...

Dangote Cement to sell first cement in Cameroon in July

02 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement will start selling cement produced in its factory in Cameroon from July onwards. It expects works on its new plant to be finalised within a month, according to the company. Representing an investment of XOF54bn (US$112m), the new facilities have a 1Mta production capacity and it expected that cement production will surpass 1.5Mta from 2016.  “The price of Dangote cement will be very competitive,” according to Baba  Abdullahi, Dangote Cameroon’s MD, against 50kg bags by ...

February launch for Cimaf plant

23 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Ciments de L’Afrique (Cimaf), a subsidiary of Ciments de L’Atlas, has said it intends to officially start production at its Doula grinding plant in Cameroon next month. The new milling facility, located in the industrial zone of Bonabéri, will have an initial cement capacity of 0.5Mta and be supplied with clinker from Morocco. According to local sources, the last bagging tests were recently concluded and the first bag of cement was produced on 27 November 2013. Polysius France was aw...


02 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Sales growth at Dangote Cement continues to outpace the Nigerian cement market with group sales volumes up 29.5 per cent to 9.95Mt, compared to the same period last year. Pre-tax profit for the nine-month period rose 42.6 per cent to NGN151.7bn (US$957m), while EBITDA grew 35.9 per cent to NGN181.1bn (US$1142m). Consolidated group revenue was up 28.7 per cent to NGN289bn (US$1822m) and gross profit reached NGN189.4bn (US$1195m), up 39.4 per cent. Following a deferred tax credit of NGN4.4bn...

Douala plant expects first output in 2Q14, Cameroon

14 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement’s new cement factory in Douala, Cameroon, is on-track to start producing its first cement in May 2014, the plant’s general manager has said. “The installation activities are ongoing. Engineering is almost 100 per cent done, procurement about 90 per cent, construction we have attained about 60 per cent and we hope that by April or May 2014, we should be in the market,” Adullali Baba told local press.