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Mozambique's new 1.8Mta plant now 90% complete

13 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Mozambique's Minister of Industry and Trade, Carlos Mesquita, has visited the site of the new 1.8Mta Dugong Cimentos plant in Matutuine, noting that when commissioned it should lead to a downward pressure on prices, according to All Africa. The plant is now 90 per cent complete and represents a Chinese investment of around US$330m. It will use around 400,000tpa of coal in its production process. "We recognise that this cement factory, when it comes into production, will, without a doubt...

Cimentos de Moçambique shuts down Matola plant

02 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique has shut down its 0.25Mta grinding plant in Matola, reportedly due to the fact that the company is operating significantly below capacity. "We closed the factory because there's no market. Right now the unit serves as a back-up for the main factory, in the event that it needs to stop for maintenance," said general manager, Edney Vieira, in O Pais. "The financial results are very negative. We're in crisis." According to Mr Vieira, the current level of demand means t...

Cimentos de Moçambique increases prices 5-10%

08 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique, Mozambique’s largest cement producer, has raised its prices by 5-10 per cent. The lowest price rise recorded in the company’s two plants in Matola, southern Mozambique. The price of a 50kg bag of cement rose from MZN347 (US$4.49) to MZN364. In the northern port of Nacala, price increases were higher, from MZN390 to MZN429/50kg bag, while at the central Mozambican town of Dondo a similar price hike of 10 per cent was carried out. The company has attributed the...

Cimentos de Moçambique boosts 2013 sales

07 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique, the Mozambican subsidiary of Cimpor, saw a 9.8 per cent rise in sales last year to 1.3Mt as the start up of two new mills and a more “aggressive commercial policy” improved competitiveness in 2013 against imports. The most recent estimates indicate that Mozambique's GDP grew about 6.5 per cent in 2013, led by the construction and agriculture sectors, Cimpor noted in its latest annual report. The domestic cement market continued its upward trend and grew more than th...

Cimentos de Mocambique begins trial tests on new mill

25 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Mocambique has started trial tests of a new mill at its Dondo works, local press have reported. With this investment, the company will increase capacity by around 0.5Mta of cement from the present 0.4Mta. The Dondo works currently serves the Sofala, Tete, Manica and southern Zambézia provinces. In July of this year Cimentos de Moçambique signed a rental contract on a mill located near the Matola plant, thus increasing its production capacity by 220,000tpa.

Cimentos de Mocambique to improve air pollution control

12 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Mocambique has signed a contract for the manufacture and installation of a filter to reduce the emissions from its cement factory in the southern city of Matola. The filter will be made by American company AAF and will be installed next year. According to CM spokesperson Sergio Bandeira, "protecting the environment and the health and well-being of the residents of Matola and the surrounding area was one of the first points on the agenda of the new management of the factory. We ...

Cimpor to boost grinding capacity in Mozambique

24 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimpor plans to increase its grinding capacity in Mozambique by 220,000tpa through its local subsidiary Cimentos de Moçambique. In the statement published by Portuguese regulator CMVM, the group said that the increased milling capacity was a result of a rental contract on a mill located near the Matola plant. The contract, which is now in operation, alongside increased production capacity will make it possible to manufacture new products. The Mozambique cement market is dominated by Cim...

Cimentos de Moçambique to invest in storage and bagging facilities

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique, part of the Cimpor group, plans to invest in a new silo and bagging facility at its Nacala-Porto plant in Nampula province, according to local press reports. The company’s director, Marcelino Manhera, said that the company plans to construct a 1000t silo as part of the announced investment. It will also buy a new bagging machine to equip its plant with modern technology to increase the speed of bagging the cement produced at the unit with a nominal capacity of 750tpd...