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Uganda: Hima Cement begins construction of Tororo grinding station

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement has begun work on a US$40m grinding station in the Tororo district of eastern Uganda, The Observer reports. The 1Mta plant is being built in a region that already plays host to Tororo Cement. During the groundbreaking ceremony, Hima’s CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said that the availability of limestone deposits had drawn his firm to the Tororo region. “We have enough for [approximately] 20 years [at Hima], but we are exploring. There are no big deposits in western Uganda. You fi...

Uganda: two new plants in Tororo by 2018

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

After previously only being home to one cement plant (Tororo Cement), 2018 will see Tororo District welcome at least two new plants. By the end of 2017, Simba Cement of Kenya will have completed a grinding plant on the Tororo-Mbale highway. Simba Cement’s new plant will have the capabilities to produce in excess of 1Mta. Hardly a kilometre from the site, Hima Cement is expected to have started production on its US$40m (UGS144bn) plant by June 2018, which will see Hima’s production capa...

Uganda: Hima Cement to launch US$40m grinding unit

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Hima Cement is set to launch its grinding unit in Tororo this week, according to a company sources. The new 1Mta grinding plant is located at Nyakesia, Rubongi, and will boosts Hima Cement’s production capacity to 1.9Mta. In an earlier statement, Hima Cement Country CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said that the aim of building the grinding station is to meet the increasing demand for cement and concrete not only within Uganda but the regional market as well.” Uganda is ...

CBMI awarded two LafargeHolcim contracts

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

CBMI has signed two contracts with LafargeHolcim for the supply of 1Mta and 0.8Mta grinding facilities in Kenya (Nairobi) and Uganda (Tororo), respectively. The projects will be managed by LafargeHolcim subsidiaries in the respective countries, Bamburi Cement Co (Kenya) and Hima Cement Ltd (Uganda). The scope of supply will cover clinker feeding to cement packing to shipping. The contract period for both projects is 17.5 months for completion of industrial tests and 19 months to reach ...

Hima Cement positive for growth prospects in Uganda

12 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Uganda's Hima Cement expects the country's cement market to show significant growth going forward. Daniel Pettersson, Hima Cement Ltd country CEO, said, "We are very positive about the long-term prospects of the cement industry in Uganda, and LafargeHolcim is keen to solidify its position in the region as the leading producer of building solutions providing its customers with innovative value adding propositions.  "Hima Cement is committed to ensuring sufficient cement capacity to se...

Uganda: Hima to open new plant

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement is set to invest US$40m in a new plant in Tororo with a view to raising its output to 1.8Mta. The company's CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said the decision was a step to address the rising demand in east Africa. Mr Pettersson said, “We are embarking on several projects, starting with the construction of a grinding station at the end of 2016.” Hima is the second manufacturer to gain a presence in Tororo, following Tororo Cement’s lead. Tororo Cement is also set to expand its capacity...

Uganda: Hima Cement to build grinding plant in Tororo

22 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement is to construct a new 0.9Mt grinding plant in Tororo in eastern Uganda, according to the country’s Observer newspaper. The plant, which is to cost US$40m, will be built close to that of rival firm Tororo Cement’s own factory. Hima’s move follows the announcement that it has signed a deal with Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group to supply the latter with cement to build a steel plant and a phosphate plant in the Tororo region. Daniel Pettersson, Hima’s chief executive officer, s...

Uganda: Hima Cement US$40m expansion

20 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement has said that the ongoing capacity expansion project at its new plant under construction in the Eastern district of Tororo will see an additional 1.9Mta of cement enter the local market. Hima CEO, Daniel Patterson, said that by the end of 2016 the company will have invested US$40m into the project.

Uganda: Hima Cement signs supply deal with Guangzhou Dongsong

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Uganda's Hima Cement and Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group have signed a memorandum of understanding for the supply of over 40,000t of cement for the construction of the latter firm’s phosphate and steel projects, Kampala’s Observer newspaper reports. Daniel Pettersson, chief executive officer of Hima Cement, said: "The purpose of this MoU is to establish the relationship between Hima and Guangzhou Dongsong. This cooperation of both parties shall cover the project of construction of the pho...

Cimerwa looking to cut costs as it eyes export markets

23 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Busisiwe Legodi, Cimerwa's chief executive officer, has reaffirmed her company’s commitment to developing export markets in neighbouring Burundi and eastern DR Congo. Speaking in Kigali last week, Ms Legodi also said that Cimerwa – which is 51 per cent owned by South Africa’s PPC – were looking to cut costs.  A report by Rwanda’s New Times newspaper quoted Ms Legodi as saying: “We import most of the raw materials, including gypsum and coal, which makes business expensive. We are, there...