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Cimentos de Moçambique to invest in storage and bagging facilities

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique, part of the Cimpor group, plans to invest in a new silo and bagging facility at its Nacala-Porto plant in Nampula province, according to local press reports. The company’s director, Marcelino Manhera, said that the company plans to construct a 1000t silo as part of the announced investment. It will also buy a new bagging machine to equip its plant with modern technology to increase the speed of bagging the cement produced at the unit with a nominal capacity of 750tpd...

Mozambique prices expected to fall

22 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Mozambique’s minister of industry and trade Armando Inroga expects cement prices will fall by year-end as production stabilises. Further reductions are expected next year as competition increases with new facilities coming on-stream. In the capital Maputo prices have climbed from MZN215/50kg bag (US$7.5) to MZN240 (US$8.3). Prices are reported to be much higher in the central and northern provinces. For example, in Sofala, Nampula, Niassa and Cabo Delgado, prices are in excess of MZN350/ba...

Brazilian investors eye Mozambican limestone

25 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Brazilian investors have expressed and interesting exploring large limestone deposits in at least four districts of Mozambique’s Nampula province, said the provincial inspector and spokesman for the Mining Resources and energy Directorate, Fila Lazaro. He added that they planned to use limestone to produce clinker and to correct acid soil. Teams of mining consultants hired by the Brazilian investors, recently visited the coastal districts of Nampula, Memba, Mossuril, and Nacala, and the i...

New factory begin production in Mozambique

02 August 2012, Published under Cement News

A new 240,000tpa cement factory has started operations at the Belulane Industrial Park in the Boane district of Maputo, local newspaper Noticias, reported. The factory is reportedly an investment between Turkish and Egyptian companies and imports raw materials from Dubai to ensure monthly production of 20,000tpa. Beluluane is an industrial and duty free area covering a total of around 700 hectares and is about 16 kilometres from the city of Maputo. The Mozambique government reportedly offer...

New cement factory set for Mozambique’s Manica province

19 July 2012, Published under Cement News

A cement factory is to be established in the Manica province of Mozambique, according to its Mayor Eusébio Lambo Gondiua said that contacts have been made with the relevant authorities and in coordination with the Barue district government in order to ensure the project would be carried out. The location of the factory has already been selected, according to the Mayor. Currently, the Dondo cement plant which belongs to Cimentos de Moçambique (part of the Cimpor group) supplies cement t...

Construction of new plant to begin in 2H12, Mozambique

27 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Construction of a new cement plant in Mozambique’s Tete province is expected to begin in the second half of this year, according to the country’s national director for industry, Sidonio dos Santos. Mr Santos told local daily newspaper Noticias, that the factory would have a cement capacity of 500,000tpa and would be known as ‘Biworld International’. The plant is to be built in the Changara district and Mr Santos noted that its construction depended on another factory built by the same gro...

Mozambique reaches cement production record

05 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement production in Mozambique reached a record 277,000t in 1Q12 with imports falling to 79,000t. The commissioning of new factories across the country was the main driver to this growth, according to National Director of Industry Sidonio dos Santos. A new cement plant, Cimento Nacional, was recently commissioned, adding 0.25Mta to the national capacity figure. In addition, Cimentos de Mocambique, the largest works in the country, inaugurated a new 0.4Mta mill, which enabled the...

UltraTech in talks to buy Mozambique mine

19 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Aditya Birla group's UltraTech Cement - India's largest cement maker, is in talks to acquire a large limestone mine in Mozambique for about INR1500 crore. According to reports in the Economic Times of India, negotiations between the Mumbai-based company and the mine owner began two months ago and could subsequently result in UltraTech constructing a 1-2Mta cement plant in the southeast African country. Demand in Mozambique has been growing at 8-9 per cent annually, a source familiar with th...

Cimpor considers expanding Dondo plant, Mozambique

09 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimpor is studying the option of expanding its Dondo grinding facility in Mozambique with a new clinker plant. “We are carrying out feasibility studies to set up a clinker production plant next to our unit in Dondo,”  chief executive Joao Nunes Pereira told Bloomberg. He adding that the aim of the project was to respond to increased demand from Mozambique’s construction sector.The Dondo grinding unit is located some 30km from Beira. In a market that continues to post notable growth, la...