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HeidelbergCement agrees sale of Sierra Leone subsidiary

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has signed an agreement to sell its subsidiary Sierra Leone Cement Corp Ltd (Leocem) to the Diamond Cement Group. The sale includes a cement grinding plant with two grinding mills.   The Freetown cement plant has a capacity of ~500,000tpa. HeidelbergCement holds 50 per cent of the shares in the company and has full management responsibility.  The divestment is part of HeidelbergCement’s ongoing portfolio optimisation and margin improvement programme within its ‘Beyo...

Leocem warns of Sierra Leon shortages

27 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Leocem Sierra Leone has warned on cement shortages in the west African country as the Ebola epidemic has led to a decline in the number of cargo ships coming to the capital, Freetown. Citing concerns by shippers, the cement producer said in a statement that reduced deliveries could mean materials needed to manufacture and package cement will be in short supply. Already, those in the construction industry have raised concerns about higher cement prices, currently at the official price of S...

Leocem makes donation to help fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone

25 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement producer Leocem has donated EUR50,000 (US$64,500) to UNICEF as part of their contribution in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Arne Johansen, managing director of Leocem handed over the cheque to UNICEF Deputy Representative, Gopal Sharma at the UNICEF Country Office in Freetown. The first case of Ebola was reported in Sierra Leone in May this year in Kailahun District. Since then the disease has been spreading in the country with almost every district now affecte...

LEOCEM to begin slag cement production

16 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Sierra Leone Cement Corporation (LEOCEM), a subsidiary of the HeidelbergCement Group, has announced that it would begin producing slag cement from June this year. Head of Laboratory at LEOCEM, Victor John Cole, made the announcement during the launch of the company’s 20th anniversary celebration at the factory in Cline Town, Freetown, Agence de Presse Africaine reported. LEOCEM is the only producer in Sierra Leone and operates a  0.45Mta grinding plant. The company imports clinker from els...