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Namibia: Ohorongo composite plant inaugurated

02 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cornelia Shilunga, Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, inaugurated the composite cement plant at the Ohorongo Cement plant this week in Otavi. Ohorongo Cement also constructed a third packaging line at the facility. “Being the largest foreign direct investment in Namibia, Ohorongo is setting the bar high for future investors in terms of execution, standard and quality for all value addition products,” Ms Shilunga said. The new plant will allow Ohorongo Cement to produce various types ...

Chinese company signs MoU for Namibian plant

26 October 2015, Published under Cement News

China-based Asian and African Business Management has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Namibian company Whale Rock Cement for a US$350m cement plant. The signing ceremony was attended by the Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Xin Shunkang, and the chairperson of Asian and African Business Management, Zhang Jimin, according to reports by China Daily. The plant, about 245km from the capital Windhoek, will be the second cement plant in Namibia. The southwest African country is currently ...

Namibia: Ohorongo Cement named NMA Manufacturer of the Year 2015

26 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has been awarded the Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) Manufacturer of the Year 2015 Award. Namibia's sole cement producer scooped the following awards at the annual event held on Thursday: • Overall winner: NMA Manufacturer of the Year • Gold Award: NMA Best Ambassador for Manufacturing in Namibia • Gold Award: NMA Most Environmentally Friendly Manufacturer of the Year • Silver Award: NMA Corporate Manufacturer of the Year. Hans-Wilhelm Schütte, MD of Ohorongo C...

Namibia: Ohorongo Cement wins three NSI quality awards

21 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement recevied a hat-trick of awards at the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) Quality Awards on 15 October 2015. The Namibian cement producer was recognised for its quality efforts under the following categories:      • Runner up 'Product of the Year' • Runner up 'Quality Company of the Year' • Runner up 'Quality Service of the Year'. Martin Hattingh, sales manager of Ohorongo, received the awards from Namibia's Deputy Minister of Industrialisation, Trade & SME Development, ...

DBN ups stake in Ohorongo Cement, Namibia

04 August 2015, Published under Cement News

The Development Bank of Namibia has increased its stake in Ohorongo Cement, which is majority-owned by Schwenk Zement KG of Germany from 10 to 11.72 per cent. "The bank's decision to increase its shareholding in Ohorongo Cement is firstly driven by its equity investment strategy to take up shareholding in business projects and secondly its desire to invest in quality assets with potential to earn profits to finance future development,"  chairperson of the bank, Penny Akwenye, said. The US$...

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement is boosted by exports

31 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement, Namibia’s sole cement manufacturer, has produced about 2.4Mt of cement for both local and foreign consumption over the past five years, according to managing director Hans-Wilhelm Schütte. Situated over 30km north of Otavi in the Otjozondjupa region of Namibia, the plant produces around 4400 bags of cement per hour, which is dispatched to local and export markets such as Zambia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the UK. Ohorongo Cement began production in De...

DBN set for bigger stake in Ohorongo, Namibia

10 July 2015, Published under Cement News

The Development Bank of Namibia (DNB) is set to increase its stake in Ohorongo Cement this month, according to a report by AllAfrica news citing officials working on the new shareholding structure. Foreign minority shareholders Development Bank of Southern Africa (which owns a 7.3 per cent stake and IDC of South Africa (which owns 20 per cent) are in the process of selling their shares to Namibian institutional investors such as pension funds. Schwenk Zement KG of Germany is the majority sh...

Ohorongo wins Environmental Excellence award

19 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has received the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries Award hosted by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia, which works in close liaison with the Ministry of Environment & Tourism and the Sustainable Development Advisory Council. Pohamba Shifeta (left), Minister of Environment & Tourism, hands over the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries award to Ohorongo Cement's managing director, Hans-Wilhelm Schütte The awards ceremony ...

Namibia: Ohorongo's biomass boost

18 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Namibia-based Ohorongo Cement plant plans to use blackthorn as biofuel for cement production, helping the southern Africa country's sole cement producer keep energy costs down. "In the long term we will be very competitive," Ohorongo Cement's chairman, Gerhard Hirth, told AllAfrica news. Biofuel accounts for 30 per cent of Ohorongo's energy needs, a figure which it eventually wants to raise to 80 per cent. Ohorongo Cement operates a 0.6Mta plant, of which some 0.5Mt is sold on the ...

Namibia: Ohorongo cement fights back against Chinese importers

10 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Namibia's Ohorongo Cement plant, part of the German-based Schwenk Zement KG, is battling to beat off Chinese cement imports. Plant manager, Gerhard Hirth, said  imports from China are always a few cents cheaper than their competitors. The Namibian government had promised Ohorongo Cement it would be protected while in its initial growth phase by a tariff agreement. Cement imports from outside Namibia would be subjected to a 60 per cent levy. However, there are reports of a Chinese importer...