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Dangote bets on Togo becoming an emerging nation

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Dangote Cement announced its intention to build a 1.5Mta grinding plant in Togo, having signed a contract with the country's government. The project is set to start in the 1Q20 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. The new plant can be expected to have a considerable impact on the local industry, which currently has a cement capacity of 1.65Mta. While Dangote Cement has historically imported cement into Togo from Nigeria, it is a much bigger commitment to build a ...

Sephaku Holdings reports net loss in 1HFY19-20

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s Sephaku Holdings has reported a loss of ZAR7.7m (US$521,582) for the six months ending 30 September 2019, compared with a ZAR26.5m net profit in the year-ago period. In particular, Sephaku Cement (Dangote Cement) announced a ZAR21.6m net loss against a ZAR44.9m profit in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Sales revenue decreased 16.9 per cent YoY to ZAR996.9m from ZAR1.2bn, while its EBITDA fell 40.7 per cent to ZAR151.5m. "The operating landscape had result...

Dangote plans to construct 1.5Mta plant in Togo

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Ltd has reportedly signed a contract with the government of Togo to build a cement factory in the country. The 1.5Mta grinding plant is expected to represent an investment of US$60m. The project will be constructed in Lomé and use clinker produced in Togo and Nigeria, according to a statement. Construction of the facility has been scheduled for the 1Q20.

Dangote Cement Group's unaudited 9M19 results see volumes rise 1.1%

31 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Group's unaudited results for the 9M19 to 30 September 2019 saw group volumes up 1.1 per cent to 18Mt and Nigerian sales up 0.6 per cent to 10.8Mt, driven by strong 3Q19 promotional activity. Pan-African cement volumes rose by 1.7 per cent to 7.1Mt for the 9M19. However, group revenue fell by 0.8 per cent to NGN679bn (US$1.88bn) and group EBITDA slipped by 10.1 per cent to NGN303.2bn. Joe Makoju, Group Chief Executive Officer said: "The huge success of our Bag of Good...

Dangote Cement signs new asset management contract with GE

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) to deploy an Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to reduce unplanned downtime and enhance performance of power generation assets at two cement plants in Obajana and Ibese, Nigeria. The project also includes extending the current service agreement for the seven GE LM6000PC aeroderivative gas turbines installed at the sites for an additional 50,000 operating hours. "We are proud to continue our 13-year collaboration w...

Dangote Cameroon sees 7% sales drop

08 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cameroon has posted a 7.1 per cent drop in sales in the 1H19 when compared with the 1H18. "Our 1.5Mta clinker mill in Douala sold about 0.6Mt of cement in the first half of 2019, down 7.1 per cent from 0.64Mt sold in the first half of 2018. We estimate that our market share was 40 per cent during the period, "says Dangote. "The decrease in our sales can be attributed to persistent security concerns in the North West and Southwest regions, which resulted in a reduction in activity, ...

Dangote Cement's group revenues slip 3% in 1H19

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc announced its unaudited results for 1H19 with group revenue reaching NGN467.7bn (US$1.291bn), down three per cent, and group EBITDA at NGN217.9bn, down 11.4 per cent. Nigerian EBITDA for Dangote Cement fell 11.6 per cent to NGN200.6bn and pan-African EBITDA slipped to NGN23.9bn, down 7.5 per cent. Net debt stood at NGN318.6bn. Group cement sales totalled 12.28Mt in 1H19, while domestic cement sales volumes reached 7.59Mt in 1H19. Nigerian revenues stood at NGN328.3m in...

Dangote Cement launches Nigerian promotion to boost cement sales

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has launched its 'Bag of Goodies Promo' in Nigeria to increase cement sales. The cement producer is offering scratch cards with every cement bag to give away prizes to its customers and the company is already reporting an upsurge in demand. The first big prize winner emerged in Ibadan, Oyo state, this week and was rewarded with a saloon car for his cement purchase. Dangote Cement seeks greater market share from its rivals and is looking to build brand loyalty from the exe...

Ethiopian cement plants encouraged to turn to biomass

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ethiopian government hopes that more cement plants will consider replacing their coal imports with locally-produced biomass to reduce foreign currency spending and cut carbon emissions. Many of Ethiopia's 17 factories import coal from South Africa at a cost of US$220m annually. The  CCIIDD is working with the cement industry to replace foreign coal with local biomass. "If we can replace 40 per cent of the coal with the biomass, we can save up to US$88m per year," said Samuel Healala...

Sephaku Cement set to increase prices this month

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s Sephaku Cement (Dangote Cement) is expected to pay between ZAR35m-40m (US$2.4-2.8m) each year following the introduction of a new carbon tax on 1 June. "The associate will apply the tax on its products based on the proportion of clinker per ton, which translates to between 1.5 per cent and 2.5 per cent price increases on lower-strength and high-strength cement, respectively," said Sephaku Holdings, 36 per cent owner of Sephaku Cement, in a statement. The company will incre...