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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...

Ohorongo sounds alarm over cement imports

24 September 2012, Published under Cement News

If infant industry protection cement imports are not left in place, an investment of more than NAD2bn (US$241m) in the Namibian economy and hundreds of jobs created in the process could be at risk, according to Hans-Wilhelm Schuette, Ohorongo Cement’s managing director. The statement comes in response to the latest stage of a case before the Windhoek High Court in which Chinese-owned Jack’s Trading CC wants to have the cement import duty declared invalid. Ohorongo Cement has filed an appl...

Ohorongo Cement wins St Helena airport contract

05 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement of Namibia has announced a three-year contract with contractors Basil Read to supply cement for the building of the St Helena Airport, according to local press reports. The project is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the British government. The airport project is valued at NAD2.5bn in total and construction over 48 months will include paved runways, a rock-fill, reinforced concrete culvert, a terminal and combined building, air-traffic contro...

Ohorongo delivers cement shipment to south Angola

20 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Namibian cement producer, Ohorongo Cement, has delivered its first consignment of bulk cement to south Angola, according to local press reports. A bulk tanker shipped the load to Santa Clara last Monday, The Nambian reported. The shipment forms part of a contract between Benjamin Hauwanga, owner of BH Motorspares in Nambia, and his customer CFRL in Santa Clara. The deal will see about 30,000t of cement exported until year-end. However, Ohorongo’s manager for sales, marketing and logist...