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West China Cement to set up cement joint venture

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

West China Cement subsidiary West International, CIF-MOZ, Oceanic Star and Guhava have entered into a cooperation agreement to establish a joint venture for joint investment and construction of a cement production line in Mozambique. West International, CIF-MOZ, Oceanic Star and Guhava will contribute MZN60m, MZN21m, MZN14m and MZN5m, respectively, to the registered capital of the joint venture and will hold 60, 21, 14 and five per cent, respectively of JV equity interests, respectively. ...

Chinese plan 0.5Mta plant in Mozambique

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Chinese investors are behind a greenfield 0.5Mta cement plant to be built in Mozambique by 2021. The US$700m cement plant will be located in Muxúnguè, Chibabava district in the southern province of Sofala. Work will begin on the construction of Cimentos de Sofala's plant in 3Q19, reported daily newspaper Correiro da Menhã. Zheng Peng, a company representative, said the investors plan to supply the local market with Portland cement and also export to the neighbouring countries of Malawi and ...

Cimentos de Moçambique shuts down Matola plant

02 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique has shut down its 0.25Mta grinding plant in Matola, reportedly due to the fact that the company is operating significantly below capacity. "We closed the factory because there's no market. Right now the unit serves as a back-up for the main factory, in the event that it needs to stop for maintenance," said general manager, Edney Vieira, in O Pais. "The financial results are very negative. We're in crisis." According to Mr Vieira, the current level of demand means t...

Mozambican producers must now include expiry on packaging

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers, both domestic and foreign, must now put an expiry date on products sold in Mozambique. Virginia Muianga, spokesperson for the National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE), announced that the decision was the result of work undertaken on the production, labelling, sale and transport of cement. "From the work done on the ground, we found that essential elements were not clear – such as the expiry date and the quality of the cement", said Ms Muianga. "We are obliging...

Cimentos de Maiaia signs coal deal with Vale

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Mozambique’s Cimentos de Maiaia has awarded Brazilian mining giant Vale the contract for its coal supply. The initial deal is for 600tpa of thermal coal from Vale’s mines in the western Mozambican province of Tete. “Every quarter we will take about 200t, and after a year of this contract we shall increase our capacity to use coal from Vale”, said the managing director of Cimentos de Maiaia, Chunjie Gou. The cement producer’s plant in Nacala Special Economic Zone was inaugurated three m...

Mozambique customs service seizes 1440t of cement at border

14 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mozambican customs service has defended the seizure on 2 June of 28,800 sacks of cement (1440t) imported from South Africa, despite the insistence by the importing company, Kawena, that such imports are exempt from customs duty. The press attaché of the National Customs Directorate, Fernando Tinga, said that the seizure of the imported cement was because Kawena did not present the legally-required documentation at the time. The train hauling the wagons loaded with cement entered Mozambi...

Cimentos de Maiaia launches and aims to lower cement prices

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Maiaia has begun commerical operations in Mozambique. President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated Mozambique's third cement factory at the end of May. The Cimentos de Maiaia plant has a cement capacity of 0.25Mta and is located in the northern port of Nacala city. The production unit is 85 per cent Chinese owned and cost US$10.28m to build. Cimentos de Maiaia employs 48 local residents and 60 workers in total. It will make its own clinker instead of relying on imports. "Our immediate ...

Cimentos de Mocambique denies responsibility for price rises

06 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Mocambique (CM), which operates two cement factories in the northern province of Nampula, has denied authorising any increase in the price of its product. Jorge Reis, the managing director of CM, said his company has nothing to do with the sudden increases in the price of cement charged by retailers, All Africa confirmed. In the last two months the price of a 50kg bag of cement produced at the CM factories in Nacala has risen from MZN470 (US$7.50) to a maximum of MZN610 (US$9...

Cement price surge in Nampula

26 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Nampula, northeastern Mozambique, has soared since the start of the year despite the existence of two cement plants in the port of Nacala, 200km to the west. At the end of 2017 the cement price reached MZN435-470 (US$7.30-7.80) per 50kg bag but by 23 February, this had risen to MZN570-610/bag. Demand in the northern provinces  has boomed and the two cement plants cannot supply the entire market requirement, according to the Mozambique News Agency. Nampula Provincia...

Limak's 0.7Mta Matola plant inaugurated

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated Limak Cement Group’s new cement plant in Matola on 21 February 2018. The new plant has a 0.7Mta capacity and will employ over 140 people, mostly Mozambicans. President Nyusi said he expected the new factory “to contribute to stabilising prices in a scenario of high levels of demand for cement. “This prospect strengthens our conviction that our dream of building national infrastructures using exclusively cement produced in Mozambique ca...