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Mozambique's new 1.8Mta plant now 90% complete

13 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Mozambique's Minister of Industry and Trade, Carlos Mesquita, has visited the site of the new 1.8Mta Dugong Cimentos plant in Matutuine, noting that when commissioned it should lead to a downward pressure on prices, according to All Africa. The plant is now 90 per cent complete and represents a Chinese investment of around US$330m. It will use around 400,000tpa of coal in its production process. "We recognise that this cement factory, when it comes into production, will, without a doubt...

African cement escapes the pandemic; structural issues remain

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemtech's latest webinar discussed Africa's cement sector and the impact of COVID-19 on the continent. Tony Hadley of consultancy THAA, and Erkam Kocakerim, CEO of Limak Afrika SA, covered several areas of concern from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies and cement demand to overcapacity and competition issues, while also providing a long-term outlook for the continent. Thomas Armstrong, Managing Editor of International Cement Review, opened the webinar with an overview of the ...

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...