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Dangote Cement net profit boosted by increased capacity

25 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc, Nigeria’s largest cement producer said full-year profit gained 24 per cent attributed to increased capacity improving sales. Net income for the year through December advanced to NGN149.6bn (US$941.8m) from NGN120.9bn earlier, the company said in an e-mailed statement.  Revenue rose 24 per cent to NGN298.5bn. Chairman Aliko Dangote, said new capacity accounted for a 20 per cent increase in sales. “By the end of 2012 we were preparing to make Nigeria an exporter of c...

Dangote forays into to oil and gas sector

26 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Aliko Dangote, CEO of the Dangote Group, is moving into the oil and gas sector as he eyes up Chevron and Shell oil fields to feed the group’s planned US$9bn refinery, the largest privately-owned refinery facility in the country. He intends to acquire the oil companies’ blocks of oil-rich swamp – formerly intended for the Olokola LNG project, which was expected to supply two trains of 6.3Mta of LNG, with a final capacity of up to 35Mta. To realise his plans, he has put in the highest bid f...

Nigeria considers new tariff on imports to protect local producers

19 March 2013, Published under Cement News

The Nigerian government is considering imposing a new tariff on imported bulk cement following an influx of volumes which are said to have caused a glut in the market. The current duty on imported bulk cement is 10 per cent, but no levy is imposed on the commodity. Dr Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Trade and Investment, said during a meeting with select ministers on Nigerian business competitiveness organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. According to reports by local press, D...

Nigeria: managing the surplus

18 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Earlier this week United Cement Company of Nigeria Ltd (Unicem) became the latest domestic producer to announce a new round of investment as it aims to double capacity by 2016. But with the country's recent drive to increase volumes resulting in the present-day overcapacity situation, particularly in the southwest, how will the market deal with the situation and what measures are producers taking to manage the surplus?   The last two years have seen Nigeria come of age, at once becoming sel...

Loesche wins new grinding order in Cameroon

15 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Loesche has been selected by Sinoma International Engineering to provide a vertical roller mill and associated equipment for Dangote Cement’s new grinding plant in Douala, Cameroon. A Loesche Mill Type LM 53.3+3C will grind clinker with components such as gypsum, limestone and pozzolana. The product rate of clinker type CEM I A-L 42.5 will be 155-168tph at 3200Blaine while the product rate of clinker type CEM II 32.5 will be 230tph at 3600Blaine. The mill motor capacity for the LM 53.3+3C ...

Nigeria: Gboko cement plant reopens

11 February 2013, Published under Cement News

The reopening of Dangote Cement plant Gboko in Benue state on 1 February 2013 by the management came as a relief to the people of the state, especially those who earn their daily bread from the company. The factory, which was closed down last year as a result of the glut in the domestic cement market, said it will operate at half capacity for now. The decision to reopen the plant was reached immediately after a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Chairman of Dangote Cement,...

Nigeria's Flour Mills to borrow to double cement capacity

11 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Flour Mills of Nigeria plans to borrow between US$400m-500m to construct a new cement plant which will double its existing 2.5Mta capacity, its chief finance officer said. Jacques Vauthier told Reuters the conglomerate had appointed financial advisers and banks to raise a term loan from the local market for the construction of the plant. He said the details of the loan were still being finalised. The new cement plant will be completed by 1Q16, Vauthier said. Nigeria's biggest cement firm ...

Dangote Cement reopens Gboko plant, Nigeria

04 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has resumed operations at its Gboko plant in Benue State, Nigeria, due to strong demand. The company closed the plant in December because of a glut in the market caused by cheap, imported cement being sold in the area it serves. “We are reopening Gboko immediately,” Carl Franklin, the London-based head of investor relations, said in a statement. “Demand has been strong since the beginning of the year.” "Since the shutdown of the Gboko Cement Plant, the government has ...

Loesche wins VRM contract for Dangote's new Ethiopia plant

25 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Loesche has been awarded a contract to supply four vertical roller mills for Dangote Cement’s new plant in Ethiopia by Sinoma International Engineering. For raw material grinding, a Loesche Mill Type LM 69.6 will be installed for the grinding of cement raw material at a product range of 450tph (maximum 490tph) with a fineness of 10 per cent R DIN 0.09 mm. The mill motor capacity for the LM 69.6 will be 6000kW. One Loesche Mill Type LM 28.3D will be implemented to grind local and import...

Dangote eyes further investment in Zambian market

24 January 2013, Published under Cement News

With Dangote’s first cement plant in Zambia set to be completed next year, a senior company executive has said that plans for another new plant in the East African country are on the horizon. Dangote is currently constructing a 3000tpd greenfield plant situated in Ndola which is set to change the face of the domestic industry. When the plant comes on-stream, the new plant will make Dangote Cement the biggest producer in Zambia and is in line with this emerging cement major's impressive re...