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Ohorongo opens Ondangwa depot

21 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Namibian cement producer Ohorongo Cement was host to Clemens Kashuupulwa, governor of the Oshana region, who opened the company’s new cement depot in Ondangwa. The land is owned by TransNamib and the cement company will use the Tsumeb Ondangwa railway for the first time since it was built, according to the Namibia Economist, who hails the project as the first real public private partnership to be given tangible life. The new depot will supply cement to traders in the Ohangwena, Oshana ...

Ohorongo Cement appoints new plant manager

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Estelle Alberts, Ohorongo Cement's new plant manager At the age of 30, Estelle Alberts become the youngest plant manager for Ohorongo Cement, Namibia, beginning 1 July 2017. Alberts joined Ohorongo Cement in July 2013 as a Divisional Production Manager: Grinding and Burning, responsible for the clinker and cement production part of the plant. Alberts, who grew up in Grootfontein, becomes the first Namibian in this role. She takes over from Manfred Pirker who has been appointed as ...

Ohorongo Cement breaks ground on new solar plant

06 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 5MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant which will provide green and clean electricity to the company’s cement plant in Namibia. The close to NAD100m (US$7.8m) investment is expected to be in operation by the end of 2017, and will be located in close proximity to the Sargberg cement plant in Otavi. SunEQ four Investment, an independent power producer and solar asset development platform, in collaboration with its...

Namibia inaugurates its first RDF processing plant

20 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, has inaugurated the country’s first refuse-derived fuel (RDF) processing plant, a joint venture between Namibian company Rent-A-Drum and Ohorongo Cement. The plant was erected after Rent-A-Drum signed an agreement in 2016 with Ohorongo Cement for the supply and delivery of non-recyclable material to use during the cement manufacturing process. About 12,000tpa of non-recyclable material collected by Rent-A-Drum, will be use...

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...