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Gebr Pfeiffer commissions Kenyan mill

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has successfully commissioned third line for cement grinding for Mombasa Cement Ltd, Vpingo , Kenya. The project for Tororo Cement subsidary Mombasa Cement included the installation of a Gebr Pfeiffer vertical roller mill  MVR3750C-4. The original order was placed in July 2019 .

The dangers of debt

13 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark considers how the history of the Kenyan cement industry can serve as a case study for some of the dos and don’ts of the sector. Going forward, impaired sales performances may increase company debt levels but this is far from the only reason why debt can be easily accrued. ARM Cement fell into bankruptcy after building up debt through an ambitious expansion programme and then being hit by both a demand contraction and price war in 20...

Mombasa Cement set to commission wind farm

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Mombasa Cement will commission its new 36MW wind farm at Kilifi in December. The facility is composed of 12 wind turbines of 3MW each and will supply its 1.6Mta Athi River cement plant in Machakos County. The Kilifi wind farm is set up on a 1200h site owned by Mombasa Cement in Vipingo, a small coastal village located about 30km north of Mombasa. The company is also currently expanding the Vipingo clinker plant at a cost of KES7.5bn (US$74m). “The electricity produced will be evacuated by ...

Mombasa Cement’s Vipingo plant wins energy-saving award

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Mombasa Cement’s Vipingo facility has won Kenya’s national award as the best energy-saving company in the country, according to The Star. The plant has been able to save around KES121m (US$1.19m) in energy costs due to power-saving initiatives. Plant manager Koppal Chandrashekarial said they came up with ideas to save energy due to continued power shortages from Kenya Power and Lighting Co. At one time the plant lost power for 16 days, he added. 'There has been a lot of challenges, too muc...

Mombasa Cement orders mill from Gebr Pfeiffer

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Mombasa Cement has awarded Gebr Pfeiffer with a contract for an MVR 3750 C-4 mill for its second kiln line project, which is currently under construction at Vipingo, Kenya. The unit has a drive power of 2900kW and will be able to produce 150tph of OPC. The MVR 3750 C-4 mill in Tororo, Uganda, which has an identical design to the new mill Mombasa Cement already operates two cement mills from the Germany-based grinding specialist. In January 2016 the producer signed a c...

Mombasa Cement to build 36MW wind farm in Kilifi

26 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Mombasa Cement is set to build a 36MW wind farm in Kilifi for its own energy use and sale to Kenya Power. The project, which consists of 12 turbines of 3MW each, will cost an estimated KES260m (US$2.5m). The wind park will be build on a section of the 1200 acres of land Mombasa Cement owns in Vipingo, on which it already operates a clinker factory that feeds its main plant in Athi River. Kenya’s renewable energy market has recently attracted dozens of local and multinational investors,...

National Cement to open new 1.65Mta Nairobi works

21 November 2012, Published under Cement News

National Cement announced plans to open a new 1.65Mta cement works in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. The company said it received an undisclosed loan from KCB Group, raw materials on credit and a cash injection from its parent company Devki Group of Companies to finance the new KES11.9bn.  The new capacity is expected to intensify to battle for control of the regional cement market. The entry of National Cement and Mombasa Cement increased competition with the latter rapidly claiming...