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BUA Cement signs contract for third power plant from Wartsila

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä for the delivery of a 70MW dual-fuel power plant for its Obu Line 3 project in Edo state. The gas power plant will be the third facility to be commissioned from Wärtsilä, as BUA seeks to increase total production capacity across all locations to 17Mta by 2023. “Currently, we have phased out the use of coal across our factories and are now shifting to gas-powered plants. As we ramp up our capacity, there is need to complement it with effic...

Dangote Cement records 34% rise in group revenue

01 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has announced a 34.2 per cent YoY increase in group revenue to NGN1022bn (US$2.49bn) for the first nine months of the year, compared with NGN761.4bn in the year-ago period. Group EBITDA also surged 45 per cent YoY to NGN514.8bn from NGN355bn in the 9M20, with its EBITDA margin up to 50.4 per cent from 46.6 per cent. “Given the strong rebound in 3Q20 following the impact of COVID-19 in the first half of the year, volumes in 3Q21 were slightly lower than 3Q20, as a...

BUA Cement records 23% increase in profit

01 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA Cement has reported a 23.2 per cent increase in profit after tax to NGN65.91bn (US$160.54m) in the first nine months of the year, compared with NGN53.5bn seen in the 9M20. Revenue for the period also increased 19.4 per cent YoY to NGN186.9bn from NGN156.5bn. EBITDA advanced 14.8 per cent YoY in the third quarter of 2021, as the revenue increase accounted for a rise in the cost of sales.

Wartsila extends O&M agreement with Lafarge Africa

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year Operation & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Nigeria's Lafarge Africa Plc. The agreement covers the 100MW Lafarge Ewekoro power plant and is an extension of a previous 10-year agreement. The captive Ewekoro plant was supplied and commissioned by Wärtsilä in 2011. It consists of six 50DF dual-fuel engines, operating primarily on gas, but with the flexibility to automatically switch to liquid fuel in case of a disruption to the gas supply. "We have benefited...

Dangote Cement appoints new deputy group MD

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has appointed Philip Mathew as its new deputy group managing director and CEO, with effect from 15 September 2021. Mr Mathew has 34 years of working experience in global and regional cement industries, and has been involved in project management from feasibility to commissioning and stabilisation, according to the group.

BUA Cement signs 70MW Wärtsilä power plant agreement

21 September 2021, Published under Cement News

BUA has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä OY of Finland for the construction of a 70MW dual-fuel power plant for the BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 in Sokoto state, northwest Nigeria. This will be the second plant to be constructed by Wärtsilä for BUA Cement – the first being the BUA Cement Sokoto power plant scheduled to be commissioned alongside the plant in November 2021. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Abdul Samad Rabiu, chairman of BUA Cement Plc, said BUA Cement will continue ...

Dangote Cement announces NGN150bn commercial paper programme

25 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has announced a new NGN150bn (US$364.84m) Commercial Paper Programme. The programme is expected to allow the company to broaden its funding sources and, combined with its NGN300bn multi-instrument issuance Bond programme, increase its access to capital market funding. The Commercial Paper will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes, according to a statement. "The establishment of a new NGN150bn Commercial Paper confirms Dangote Cement Plc’s ...

Lafarge Africa Plc announces 1H21 group revenues of NGN145m

18 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa PLC (Holcim group) announced 1H21 group revenue of NGN145m (US$351.9m) with gross profits of NGN48m. In the 2Q21, group revenue reached NGN73.5m and gross profits amounted to NGN28.9m. Group cement sales totalled NGN71.5m in the 2Q21 and NGN141.4m in the 1H21. Meanwhile, Aggregates and concrete sales amounted to NGN2m in the 2Q21 and NGN145m in the 1H21. Lafarge Africa Plc has a cement production capacity of 10.5Mta in Nigeria.

Dangote Cement sees 45% rise in revenue

05 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has posted a 44.8 per cent YoY rise in group revenue to NGN690.55bn (US$1.676bn) in the first half of 2021, compared to NGN476.85bn in the year-ago period. Group EBITDA also climbed 61 per cent to NGN351.06bn from NGN218.07bn in the 1H20, while the EBITDA margin increased to 50.8 per cent from 45.7 per cent. Overall group cement volumes advanced 26.1 per cent YoY to 15.28Mt from 12.11Mt, supported by strong demand across all operations. "We are pleased to report...

New entrants to help meet Nigeria's increasing cement demand

30 July 2021, Published under Cement News

This week Nigeria has caught attention with announcements of new cement capacity. Not only has Dangote Cement cut the tape on its US$1bn cement plant near Okpella in Edo State, but there has also been an announcement that new entrant Madugu Cement will establish a 5Mta greenfield cement plant in Gombe State. While the country is building its cement capacity at an astonishing rate, cement demand is still outpacing output and the extra capacity is not yet being reflected in lower cement prices...