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Dangote revives plans to open Kenyan factories

26 September 2022, Published under Cement News

While attending the inauguration of Kenya’s fifth President Dr William Ruto, Aliko Dangote revealed that he wants to revive plans for two new cement plants for Dangote Group in Kenya. The two cement plants would have a combined capacity of 1.5Mta. Earlier in 2017, Aliko Dangote registered two companies, Dangote Cement and Dangote Quarries Kenya Ltd, in Kenya with operations in Nairobi and Mombasa. Dangote has 90 per cent share owership in these companies with 10 per cent held by local s...

What's driving Nigerian cement demand?

02 September 2022, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement announced this week that it would seek finance from the International Finance Corp (IFC) for a 6Mta cement expansion of its Sokoto cement plant in Kalambaina, Nigeria. The aim is to make Nigerian cement production more sustainable and reduce the cost of the product, according to BUA Cement. But what other drivers have continued to bolster cement capacity growth in the west African country? While domestic demand has been growing rapidly and caused cement prices to spiral upward, t...

Mira SA plans 0.7Mta plant in Cameroon

26 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Mira SA will soon launch the construction of an industrial cement plant in the north region of Cameroon. The XAF120bn (US$182.9m) project see the construction of a 0.7Mta clinker production unit. The completion of this project will make Mira SA the second-largest clinker producer in the region, behind Cimencam. In October 2021, the country's Prime Minister, Joseph Ngute, launched the construction of a new Cimencam plant in Figuil. This unit added 0.5Mt of cement to the company’s annu...

Fuel and power costs soar in Nigeria

17 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement and BUA Cement spent a combined NGN173.54bn (US$413.8m) on fuel and power in the first half of 2022, up 38.3 per cent on the same period a year earlier. Fuel and power accounted for 41.3 per cent of the total cost of sales reported by the two cement firms over the six-month period, according to Nairametrics. Taking each company in turn, Dangote spent NGN129bn on fuel and power in the first half of 2022, up 31.3 per cent YoY, causing the cost of sales to advance by 16.8 ...

Dangote Cement's revenue rises 17% to NGN808bn in 1H22

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement reported group revenue of NGN808bn (US$1.942bn) in the 1H22, a rise of 17 per cent YoY. Group EBITDA rose by 6.3 per cent to NGN373.2bn and profit after tax fell 10.2 per cent to NGN172.1bn. Group sales volumes totalled 14.2Mt, down seven per cent. Nigerian volumes fell 5.3 per cent to 9.3Mt in the 1H22. Net debt stood at NGN423bn with a net gearing of 54.5 per cent. “Although significant increase in energy and AGO costs are impacting production, we are strengtheni...

Dangote Cement partners with UNEP

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has formed a partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, the National Environmental Standards and the Regulations Enforcement Agency as part of its initiatives to promote environmental sustainability. The announcement comes as the company commemorates World Environment Day 2022 at all 14 of its production plants across Nigeria and the rest of Africa, reports The Punch. According to Dr Igazeuma Okoroba, head of sustainability at Dangote Cement, "World Enviro...

Burundi: Dangote's next stop?

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Zambia’s CEO, Vipul Agrawal, has assured the Burundi government that its company will not only help to address the scarcity of cement in the country in the short term but also find a long-term solution. Burundi has large limestone, magnesium oxide and silica deposits in the northwest. As a result, the government has invited Dangote to build a cement plant in the country. The government requested Dangote to work out the modalities for the supply of construction materials an...

Dangote Cement records 34% rise in group revenue

01 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has announced a 34.2 per cent YoY increase in group revenue to NGN1022bn (US$2.49bn) for the first nine months of the year, compared with NGN761.4bn in the year-ago period. Group EBITDA also surged 45 per cent YoY to NGN514.8bn from NGN355bn in the 9M20, with its EBITDA margin up to 50.4 per cent from 46.6 per cent. “Given the strong rebound in 3Q20 following the impact of COVID-19 in the first half of the year, volumes in 3Q21 were slightly lower than 3Q20, as a...

Sephaku Cement experiences second kiln stoppage

22 October 2021, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s Sephaku Cement has experienced a further kiln stoppage, unrelated to the previous event announced on 30 September 2021. This second plant stoppage began on 16 October 2021 and is expected to finish on 26 October. The outage has been necessitated by the repair of kiln internals to prevent damage to major components. The kiln was inspected in previous maintenance stoppages and therefore, this damage was unexpected. However, a long-term solution to this issue has now been iden...

Dangote Cement appoints new deputy group MD

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has appointed Philip Mathew as its new deputy group managing director and CEO, with effect from 15 September 2021. Mr Mathew has 34 years of working experience in global and regional cement industries, and has been involved in project management from feasibility to commissioning and stabilisation, according to the group.