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Gambia minister refutes reports on Dangote licence

18 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Gambia's Information Minister, Sheriff Bojang, has refuted claims that Dangote Cement was denied a licence to establish a local cement plant, explaining that such an investment was never on the cards given the west African country's lack of raw materials. In December 2015 an African news agency reported that Dangote had secured land and started implementing equipment for a new cement plant project in Gambia, but that the said licence was subsequently blocked to protect domestic cement impo...

Dangote Cement to target 76.5Mta capacity in Africa by 2020, CEO tells Cemtech 25th anniversary conference

09 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemtech’s 25th anniversary celebrations have commenced as the international conference and exhibition series opens its doors in Dubai, UAE, for its annual Cemtech Middle East & Africa meeting. In his welcome address to delegates conference director, Thomas Armstrong, welcomed Guest of Honour, His Excellency Sheikh Yasir Al Qassemi, General Manager of Union Cement Company and Chairman of the UAE Cement Producers’ Association, alongside senior industry figures including Ahmad Al Rousan, Gener...

Ghana: Ministry on cement-trade-war alert

29 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Ghana's Minister of Trade and Industries, says his Ministry is undertaking a thorough evaluation of various interests in the current trade-war between local cement manufacturers and importers. Local cement makers are claiming cement imports from Nigeria and China are flooding the market, thus making their businesses uncompetitive. Dr Spio-Garbrah said the exercise, with references to price build-ups in other countries, should enable the ministry pronounce appropriatel...

Dangote outlines plans to expand Ethiopian operations

20 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement is to invest US$450m to double capacity at its Oromia plant in Ethiopia. Local press reported that the Nigerian cement producer has already received a 36ha plot of land from Oromia State, near the plant's site in Mugher, Adebern Wereda The company requested the land from Oromia Investment Commission in September 2015. Now it is processing right of way issues at Wereda level, AllAfrica News reported. The new plant will employ 1300 people when it is completed, according to All ...

Dangote Cement 9M15: new operations help offset weaker domestic demand

27 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement said nine-month profit gained 12 per cent as its new operations across the African continent helped offset weaker demand in its home market of Nigeria. Net income was NGN158bn (US$794m) in the nine months through September, compared with NGN141bn a year earlier, the company said in a statement on Monday. Sales rose 18 per cent to NGN366bn. Lower oil prices and a weaker currency were among factors weighing on the Nigerian business, where sales declined 0.7 per cent. “Our n...

Dangote commissions 3Mta Tanzanian plant

13 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has commissioned its 3Mta Mtwara cement plant in Tanzania and held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 26ha jetty, as the Nigerian cement major continues its expansion drive in Africa and beyond. The new plant is expected to reduce imports into Tanzania as well as bring down prices in the country. The company aims to Tanzania's main consumption centres as well as neighbouring markets. Dangote Cement previously noted that although located near the coast, the plant will be able to ...

Tanzania: Dangote Cement awards 150,000t coal contract to Tancoal

09 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement in Tanzania awarded Tancoal Energy Ltd, part of Australia’s Intra Energy Corp Ltd, the contract for more than 150,000t of coal, which will be supplied over the course of next year. The AUD9.3m order represents about half of Dangote Cement Tanzania’s coal requirement and will enable Tancoal to increase mine output by 35 per cent.

DR Congo: new plant online in December 2016

29 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote’s new plant in the Republic of Congo is expected to enter production in December 2016. The new 1.5Mta plant in Bouenza, Yamba district represents an investment of XOF139.725bn. However, the succesful completion of this project is subject to the construction of a new bridge over the Niari river on the Buiansa-Mouyondzi axis. The old bridge, which has a carrying capacity of 25t, does not allow construction workers to transport structures of over 75t. The Congolese market is currently...

Dangote Tanzanian plant set for October commissioning

29 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement is set to commission its new 3Mta cement plant located in Mtwara District of Tanzania on 10 October 2015. The company will also hold the groundbreaking ceremony for 25ha of jetty land at Mgao village in Mtwara District in the country the same day, according to AllAfrica News. The commissioning of the new cement plant, which is part of the company's Africa expansion strategy, will be the fourth in the series after Ethiopia, Zambia and Cameroun. Cement plants due for commissio...

Zambezi Portland lowers cement price

22 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Competition has forced Zambezi Portland Cement (ZPC) to introduce a new and cheaper cement brand onto the domestic market. The arrival of Dangote Cement in Zambia with its greenfield Masaiti plant has seen cement prices tumble from ZMW70 (US$6.93) to ZMW50 (US$4.95) in a few months. ZPC’s new cement is aimed at the block-making, road construction and light construction market. The price of the new Eagle cement brand will be held at ZMW51.