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Dangote begins trial operations at new Ethiopian plant

03 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc began trial production of cement last week at its 2.5Mta cement works in Ethiopia,  AllAfrica press reported. The milestone of kiln ignition was achieved in April 2015. The plant is connected to grid electricity and stockpiles of limestone have been built up from the quarry, 4km away. Dangote Cement has been building its logistical and marketing capabilities in advance of commercial sales. According to local news reports, the company has already imported 1.2m packaging...

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...

FLSmidth reaches agreement to exit O&M contracts in Nigeria

07 May 2015, Published under Cement News

In November 2013 FLSmidth signed a number of contracts with the Nigerian cement producer Dangote Cement PLC for operation and maintenance of production lines at their Ibese and Obajana cement plants in Nigeria for a period of five years. Due to changed market conditions, Dangote Cement and FLSmidth have reached an agreement to end the operation and maintenance collaboration on the two plants, the Danish equipment supplier said in a statement yesterday. The discontinuation of the O&M contra...

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 pretax profit down 3.2%

27 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's pretax profit fell 3.2 per cent to NGN184.68bn (US$928m) last year due to a gas shortage and the impact of wet weather on construction activity, the company said on Thursday. The company said sales volumes in its domestic market of Nigeria fell 3.2 per cent to 12.87Mt, weaker than the decline in the overall market of 0.8 per cent to 21Mt. Full-year revenues for 2014 climbed to NGN391.63bn during the 12-month period to 31 December, up from NGN386.17bn the previous year, ...

Dangote Cement

26 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement expects its new plant in Ethiopia to begin test production by the end of March this year with product ready to enter the market in late April/early May. The plant, which is located in West Shoa Zona, 85km from Addis Ababa, has a production capacity of 2.5Mta, making it the biggest of its kind in east Africa. Construction at the US$500m plant began in March 2012 with Sinoma International Engineering overseeing the works. Once completed the plant will produce OPC, PPC and spe...

Dangote’s Zambian plant due to start operations by month-end

13 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement’s Zambian cement plant is scheduled to start operations at the end of this month, group CEO, Aliko Dangote, has said. Speaking to journalists shortly after touring the plant, Mr Dangote explained that floods triggered by heavy rain and bureaucracy in acquiring a permit from the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) caused delays in the commissioning of the 1.5Mta cement plant. “There was a delay of getting a permit from ZEMA,  which actually made us start production ...

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...

Dangote Cement appoints new CEO

26 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has appointed Onne van der Weijde as chief executive officer, effective 1 February 2015. Mr Van der Weijde, ex-Holcim India head, will take the helm from Dangote Cement's outgoing CEO Devakumar Edwin. Mr Edwin told Reuters in an interview that the transition comes at a time when some of the large capital expenditure projects of Dangote Industries Ltd, which he handles, have started to materialise.

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).