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Cameroon's four main producers plan expansions

20 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cameroon's Mira Cement, a new entry to the market, has announced a project to construct a 1Mta plant in Douala. Meanwhile, all of the country's four main producers have plans to expand their production in the coming years, according to The Africa Report. Cimencam began constructing a 0.5Mta facility at Nomayos, outside of Yaoundé, in March. Cimaf Cameroun is set to triple its current 0.5Mta capacity this year, while Dangote Cement Cameroon is planning a new plant in Yaoundé. Finally, Me...

Investors urged to finance Dangote and Lafarge Africa growth

01 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Following last month's approval of a NGN9.1trn (US$25bn) budget for 2018, Nigeria is set to go on a massive infrastructure spending spree. Eager to be at the forefront of cement supply, Dangote Cement and Lafarge Africa are urging foreign investors to get onboard. The budget is the nation's biggest-yet spending plan, says Bloomberg, with almost a third of it going into roads, rail, ports and power. Furthermore, with a major housing gap of 17m, which is expected to increase in line with a...

Dangote Cement begins new Management Trainee Programme

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has begun the training of its newly-hired managers, who were inaugurated at the weekend at the Dangote Academy Ikeja, Lagos. They are being trained under a new scheme, the Management Trainees Programme (MTP). The Group Managing Director of Dangote Cement Plc, Joseph Makoju, said the management scheme was "to sustain our exponential growth, competitiveness and market leadership". "We are committed to attract top talents into our business for our current and future business...

Gunmen kill Dangote Cement's country manager in Ethiopia

17 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Deep Kamara, Dangote Cement’s country manager in Ethiopia, was killed by gunmen on Wednesday while returning to Addis Ababa from the facility which he managed in the country, according to Reuters. Reports suggest that Mr Kamara’s secretary and driver were also shot in the incident which occurred in the unstable Oromiya region. "The company’s director died following an attack by unknown gunmen that took place while he was returning to Addis Ababa from the factory alongside two company emp...

A strong domestic market drives Dangote's 1Q18 results

27 April 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Dangote Cement Group reported on its 1Q18 business results that saw group revenues surge up 16.3 per cent to NGN242.1bn (US$0.67bn). Cement sales in Nigeria have been particularly strong rising by 5.3 per cent to 3.97Mt, while exports from the company’s homeland have risen to 211,000t in 1Q18 with Togo, Niger and Ghana the main export destinations. Pan-African sales increased 4.4 per cent YoY to 2.24Mt. "The first quarter of 2018 has started strongly with substantial increases ...

Dangote orders first MVR and MPS mills from Gebr Pfeiffer

27 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement PLC has ordered a Gebr Pfeiffer MVR 6000 R-4 for raw material mill and an MPS 3350 BK coal mill for its new Okpella plant in Edo State, Nigeria. This order is the first Dangote Cement order for Gebr Pfeiffer. The MVR mill featuring a total drive power of 4000kW will be grinding 550tph of cement raw material to a fineness of 10 per cent R90µm. The MPS 3350 BK coal mill with a drive power of 1100kW is designed for a throughput rate of 50-70tph  will grind Nigerian coal or im...

Dangote Cement Group's revenue up 16% in 1Q18

25 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement group released its 1Q18 results and reported revenue up 16.3 per cent to NGN242.1bn (US$672m). This gives Dangote a market share of approximately 66 per cent. Group EBITDA rose by 22.2 per cent to NGN 125.9bn, while Pan-African EBITDA increased by 77.3 per cent to NGN13.1bn. In the domestic market of Nigeria, Dangote sold 3.7Mt of cement in the 1Q18, up 5.3 per cent on 1Q17 after slightly lower sales in January and February. Of Nigeria’s total 1Q18 sales, nearly 211,000t was...

Dangote announces CEO and Board appointments

24 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Joe Makoju has been appointed Dangote Cement's Group Chief Executive, having taken on the role in an acting capacity at the beginning of the year. He has worked in several world-class corporations including Shell, BP, Blue Circle (UK) and WAPCO.   Cherie Blair and Sir Michael (Mick) Davis have been appointed to the Board of Dangote Cement as Independent Non-Executive Directors. Cherie Blair CBE, QC, is a leading international lawyer, arbitrator and mediator, a former judge and a committed ca...

Loesche wins VRM order for Objana's Line 5

23 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Loesche is delivering two vertical roller mills (VRM) for Dangote Cement's Obajana plant's new line in Kogi State, Northern Nigeria. With a total capacity of more than 12Mta, this plant is currently not only the largest cement plant in Nigeria but also the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa. Loesche's order for the new Line 5 in Obajana comprises a high-performance six-roller mill for cement raw meal with a capacity of 580tph – the largest roller mill for raw material in the Loesche...

Dangote lured by coal reserves in Zimbabwe

11 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has renewed interest in pursuing his US$1.5bn investment in Zimbabwe, according to Naija 247 News. An advance team of geologists have been sent to Zimbabwe for 10 days to locate and survey potential coal deposits. The delegation is expected to meet President Mnangagwa and Mines and Mining Development Minister, Winston Chitando. Dangote is importing coal from Zimbabwe for its cement industry needs. Dangote Industries local representative, Josie Mahach...