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Bamburi Cement to cease producing OPC

13 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement  ( Tororo Cement ) will cease production of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) within its product line from 1 January 2024, as part of the company’s commitment to decarbonise its operations and provide a greener option of building materials. This landmark commitment, which comes amid the ongoing 2023 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates, will accelerate one of its 2030 sustainability targets to have 100 per cent green produc...

East Africa Portland Cement Co announces new clinker line project

06 December 2023, Published under Cement News

East Africa Portland Cement Co   (EAPCC) is planning a KES30.53bn (US$200m) clinker line in Kajiado county, Kenya. The plant, which will have a clinker capacity of approximately 5000tpa, will be located on a 300-acre greenfield site. EAPCC ( Holcim Group ) says the clinker will be used for cement production in the domestic market with the surplus being exported to neighbouring countries. Clinker produced at the company’s Athi River factory is not of a high enough standard at present w...

Bamburi Cement builds two solar power plants

04 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement is building two solar photovoltaic power plants, which will provide up to 30 per cent of the cement producer’s total power requirement. According to Market Screener, this marks the largest commercial solar project ever initiated by a cement company in Kenya.  The project with MOMNAI Energy Ltd, an independent power producer, will include two plants with capacities of 14.5MW and 5MW, located in Bamburi’s Mombasa and Athi River sites, respectively. Mohair Kapoor, CEO, B...

Karsan Ramji signs geothermal power deal

01 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Karsan Ramji and Sons , which produces Ndovu Cement, has signed a 20-year deal with the country’s state-owned geothermal developer Geothermal Development Company (GDC). Under the agreement, GDC will provide Karsan Ramji with 40tph of steam from which the cement producer will generate power using a 4MW wellhead generation unit. Karsan Ramji will also use the geothermal heat for a 700tpd drying unit. This marks the first time in Kenya that an industrial player and manufacturing fi...

Bamburi Cement calls for collaborative approach on decarbonisation

23 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement has issued a rallying call to the country’s construction sector to encourage decarbonisation. According to Capital Business, the company is in talks with designers, engineers, developers, contractors, materials manufacturer and industry bodies across Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi on how to develop a low-carbon pathway. Speaking to over 120 sector players at a recent event in Mombasa, Mohit Kapoor, CEO of Bamburi Cement, said, “The construction process and the materi...

Bamburi sees pretax profit quadruple

29 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Bamburi Cement Ltd , owned by Holcim, reported a 1H23 turnover of KES22,260m (US$153.5m), up 11 per cent when compared with the 1H22. Profit before tax surged to KES621m in the 1H23 from KES124m in the 1H22.

East Africa Portland Cement is ready to tap domestic market

02 August 2023, Published under Cement News

East Africa Portland Cement Co Plc and its Athi-River plant is set to expand its clinker production to serve the domestic market after the government imposed a 17 per cent duty on imported clinker. According to Managing Director, Oliver Kirubai, the cement maker has drawn a road map for its revival and has realised improved production by 25 per cent as of September 2022. The increase in production was informed by the first phase of refurbishing the plant, increasing efficiency and cut...

Bamburi Cement to consider expansion despite macroeconomy

19 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement PLC  ( Holcim group ) held its 72nd Annual General Meeting in Nairobi on 15 June, chaired by the Board and Management, which included Chairman Dr John Simba, Group Managing Director Mohit Kapoor, and Group Chief Financial Officer Eugene Antera.   According to Mr Kapoor, "Kenya's macroeconomic situation is challenging due to inflation, currency devaluation, an uncertain tax environment, and restricted liquidity.     “High power costs continue to be an issue and as a ...

Devki Group to boost clinker exports

09 June 2023, Published under Cement News

National Cement (Devki Group) has announced that it will export up to 80 per cent of the clinker it produces when its new West Pokot plant in Kenya starts production. This will see increased clinker supply to the neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's market is starved of clinker production with a capacity of just 1.86Mta, far below its nominal cement capacity of 7.13Mta, according to The Global Cement Report Plant Database (GCR PD). Rwanda's market is similarly defi...

New administrator for Savannah Cement announced

17 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Harveen Gadhoke of Adili Associates has been appointed to turn around impoverished Savannah Cement with the view of recovering KES10bn (US$72.8m) owed to KCB and Absa Bank Kenya. Savannah Cement has been in court for the past year, disputing the debt of over KES7bn owed to KCB Bank and over KES3bn owed to Absa Bank. The cement firm has been facing financial challenges for the past three years. It closed briefly in late 2021, forcing all employees to proceed on a 10-day break to pave th...