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Competition ramps up in Uganda

30 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement (LafargeHolcim Group) has announced that it is seeking to invest US$40m to establish a greenfield grinding station in Tororo, eastern Uganda. However, this is only the first of a series of capacity building projects which the company says it will embark upon. Additionally, Hima Cement is investigating limestone reserves in northeastern Uganda to support a possible future clinker plant, while downstream operations of ready-mix production in Kigali are due to be launched next ...

Hima outlines sustainability initiatives, Uganda

02 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Ugandan producer Hima Cement has outlined ambitious sustainability plans focussed on five main pillars. The company, owned by Kenya’s Bamburi Cement and part of the Lafarge Group, said the plan will be a key focus this year. Projects will be aimed at improving the areas of operational cost management, environmental conservation, job creation, health and safety and community development. Hima Cement's general manager, Daniel Pettersson, told AllAfrica.com that as global market demands chan...

Hima Cement completes installation of new bag filter, Uganda

11 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement Ltd, part of the Lafarge group, has completed the installation of new bag filter technology at its Kasese plant in Uganda to bring stack emissions in line with global environmental standards. "We invested significant resources to conduct environmental impact assessments to ensure that the plant operations met all the required environmental standards for its manufacturing processes and operations," Peter Robson, Hima Cement's Plant Manager told AllAfrica News. Hima installed a ...

Hima Cement to curb emissions, Uganda

04 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement Factory is about to embark on an environmental upgrade to improve emissions at its plant in Kasese district, Uganda. The cement producer is to begin a project in the next few months to curb emissions, according to reports in the Daily Monitor, following concerns by locals over the effect on the surrounding areas and nearby residents,   However, David Njoroge, general manager of the Kasese factory, said the plant is to install a bag filter that will significantly reduce the em...

Kuwait investors to build cement plant in Budaka, Uganda

21 November 2012, Published under Cement News

President Museveni broke ground for the construction of a cement plant in Daka village, Budaka District, Uganda. The new 5000tpd factory will be constructed by the Dao Group of Kuwait and is expected to be twice the size of the Hima Cement Factory in Kasese. Presently, Uganda counts two cement plants, operated by Tororo Cement and Lafarge-owned Hima Cement, resulting in a national installed capacity of 1.9Mta.

Hima Cement’s alternative fuels initiative, Uganda

30 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Uganda-based producer Hima Cement is looking to increase its use of coffee husks as an energy source for cement production. The East African reports that the company is to spend Ush2bn ($783,570) on a project to increase production of coffee in the Rwenzori region, western Uganda, by providing seedlings. Hima Cement, part of the Lafarge Group, in turn will get coffee husks to use as an alternative energy source, thus reducing its reliance on fossil fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas or ...

Uganda: Hima Cement turns to husks to power kilns

23 April 2012, Published under Cement News

With inadequate and expensive energy already hurting industrialists, Hima Cement has resorted to growing coffee in the Rwenzori region from which it can get husks to heat its kilns machines. Mr David Njoroge, the Hima Cement general manager, said the factory resorted to bio-fuels to heat the kilns after realising it is 10 times cheaper than imported fuel and electricity, which is often unreliable. The cement manufacturer is injecting UGX2bn (US$796.1m) as it looks to target about 45,00...