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Dangote Cement – Africa market expansion

20 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement, Africa’s biggest producer of the building material, last week inaugurated its Ibese plant in southwestern Nigeria. The occasion marks a significant milestone for Nigeria, as the country moves closer to becoming a net exporting nation – something that was inconceivable even five years ago. Meanwhile, Dangote Cement continues to expand its domestic production base with major new announcements, and reasserts plans to become a major global force in the cement sector. The compa...

Zambia: US$500m Dangote Cement works on course

15 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Construction work on the US$500m Dangote Cement plant in Masaiti district, Zambia, is progressing well and will be completed on schedule, according to Kampew Nundwe, Dangote’s logistics manager. In an interview from Lusaka at the weekend, Mr Nundwe said construction works were on course and the plant was set for completion in the next 27 months. The plant's cement capacity will be 1.5Mta and this should be achieved by 2013 when optimum operations will be established. Dangote Cement s...

Nigeria: Dangote Cement asks Federal Government to spend more on infrastructure

15 February 2012, Published under Cement News

This week, Dangote Cement opened its new 6Mta Ibese cement plant and it is possible that before the end of this year Nigeria’s cement production might exceed local cement demand. Therefore, Dangote Cement has urged Nigeria’s government to invest more on infrastructure to enable it to absorb the anticipated increase in cement production. Mr Joseph Makoju, the Special Assistant to Alhaji Aliko Dangote on cement, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).??"With a...

Sinoma completes biggest cement factory in sub-Saharan Africa

13 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Sinoma has completed a 6Mta cement plant in Nigeria for Dangote Cement Group. The US$1.6bn plant was formally unveiled on Thursday evening by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan at Ibese in southwest Nigeria's Ogun State. Aliko Dangote, chairman of the Dangote Group, said the new plant would generate 7000 direct jobs and many indirect jobs, noting that the Ibese plant is the biggest cement factory in sub-Saharan Africa. "With the commissioning and full operation of the plant, Nigeria wi...

Dangote inaugurates new Ibese cement plant, Nigeria

10 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement, opened a US$1bn cement plant on Thursday, raising its production capacity by more than 40 per cent. The new plant will produce 6Mta of cement, taking Dangote’s total production to 20.25Mta. The new facility is situated in Ibese, Ogun state, just outside Lagos. "We are working towards making the company one of the eight biggest producers of cement in the world," Dangote's billionaire owner Aliko Dangote said at the plant opening. "With the commissioning of the Ibese plant,...

Dangote sets date for Ibese plant launch, Nigeria

30 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement, says it will launch its new Ibese plant on 9 February 2012. The plant, with a cement capacity of 6Mta, is situated in Ogun State. President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote told Nigerian newspaper, The Moment, that the new plant will help the country cut its reliance on imports, and his organisation has taken up the challenge in leading the way to make the nation self-reliant in cement production. "Our long-term ambition is t...