Cement News tagged under: Mozambique

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02 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Despite rising electricity prices and depreciation pushing up input costs, South Africa’s PPC has posted an eight per cent rise in EBITDA to ZAR2500m (US$244m) for the year ending September 2013. Revenue growth increased by 13 per cent rise to ZAR8320m (US$811) for the period, while gross profit was up nine per cent at ZAR2700m (US$263m). Strong growth in South Africa and Zimbabwe bumped total cement sales for the period up by seven per cent. Cement now accounts for 86 per cent of the com...

Cimentos de Mocambique begins trial tests on new mill

25 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Mocambique has started trial tests of a new mill at its Dondo works, local press have reported. With this investment, the company will increase capacity by around 0.5Mta of cement from the present 0.4Mta. The Dondo works currently serves the Sofala, Tete, Manica and southern Zambézia provinces. In July of this year Cimentos de Moçambique signed a rental contract on a mill located near the Matola plant, thus increasing its production capacity by 220,000tpa.

DG Khan Cement plans greenfield plant, Pakistan

12 September 2013, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement has been given the green light by its Board of Directors (BoD) to set up a greenfield plant in Pakistan, but plans for a Mozambique facility have been withdrawn. The Pakistan-based manufacturer announced it is to set up the new 2.6Mta facility in the Hub District, Lasbela in the Baluchistan Province near Karachi. Its BoD has asked management to initiate the process to establish the plant, the land for which has already been acquired. If the new project comes to fruition...

Cimentos de Mocambique to improve air pollution control

12 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Mocambique has signed a contract for the manufacture and installation of a filter to reduce the emissions from its cement factory in the southern city of Matola. The filter will be made by American company AAF and will be installed next year. According to CM spokesperson Sergio Bandeira, "protecting the environment and the health and well-being of the residents of Matola and the surrounding area was one of the first points on the agenda of the new management of the factory. We ...

New Mozambique plant project

06 September 2013, Published under Cement News

A 0.5Mta cement plant is due to be built in the Chibabava district of Mozambique’s central Sofala province, the country’s President, Armando Guebuza, announced. Mozambican news agency AIM reported that at a meeting with residents of Maxixe, a municipality in Inhambane province, President Guebuza noted that if electricity was available the cement plant, a result of cooperation with China, would already have been set up in the region. “There is an abundance of limestone in the region, whi...

Mozambique plans supervisory system to ensure steady supplies

30 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Mozambique plans to implement a supervisory system to ensure the time and sufficient supply of cement into the market. Henrique Banze, spokesperson for the Council of Ministers and deputy Foreign Affairs, said on Tuesday that the government was concerned about ensuring steady supplies of cement as large infrastructure projects are swallowing up much of cement output, leaving little for the retail market. This in turn has kept pushing up prices and imports. Currently t...

Cimpor to boost grinding capacity in Mozambique

24 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimpor plans to increase its grinding capacity in Mozambique by 220,000tpa through its local subsidiary Cimentos de Moçambique. In the statement published by Portuguese regulator CMVM, the group said that the increased milling capacity was a result of a rental contract on a mill located near the Matola plant. The contract, which is now in operation, alongside increased production capacity will make it possible to manufacture new products. The Mozambique cement market is dominated by Cim...

DG Khan to buy stake in GS Cimento, Mozambique

28 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based cement producer DG Khan Cement Company (DGKC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire a majority stake in an upcoming Mozambique cement producer. DG Khan has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange that it has entered into a MoU with Sumaria Cement Holdings Ltd of Mauritius to acquire a 57.5 per cent shareholding In GS Cimento which is plans to construct a 0.55Mta cement plant in Mozambique. The total consideration for the deal is US$8.625m, which may be r...

PPC to build new Zimbabwe cement plant

08 February 2013, Published under Cement News

PPC´s Zimbabwe subsidiary, Portland Holdings Ltd (PHL) has announced its intention to construct a new cement plant to service the Harare and central Mozambique markets. The new plant will have a capacity of approximately 1Mta and will coincide with the construction of a separate grinding facility in the neighbouring territory of Tete in Mozambique. Ketso Gordhan, the CEO of PPC said in a statement: "In recent years our investment in Zimbabwe has shown strong growth on the back of a more b...

New Sofala plants to start operating in 2013, Mozambique

16 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Two cement factories being constructed in the Sofala province of Mozambique are set to start operating by the end of this year. The cement plants are being built in the cities of Beira and Dondo, Jose Ferreira, provincial director for Industry and Trade tol local radio station, Radio Mocambique. Work is also underway to build a new kiln line at the Dondo works which is owned by Portuguese cement major Cimpor. Three further factories are also planned for the Sofala province, Mr Ferreira...