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Dangote Cement starts Senegal exports and sets new target

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement exported its first shipment of clinker to Senegal during the weekend. The 27,800t shipment set off from the company’s terminal in Apapa Port, Lagos. "This vessel, being the maiden ship is exporting 27,800t to Senegal and this is just a tip of the iceberg as to what we have in plan. What we have in plan is to send clinker from Nigeria to Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Ghana," said Alhaji Sada Ladan-Baki, group executive director. Mr Ladan-Baki also noted that the com...

Final acceptance certificate issued for Edo Cement second line

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

On 4 June, the final acceptance certificate (FAC) was issued from BUA Group to the EPC Contractor CBMI Construction, the core member of Sinoma International, for EDO Cement's second 6000tpd new lin, in Nigeria. The new plant has been under our operation and maintenance since June 2019 with a reliable and high running rate, much to the satisfaction of the client, said CBMI Construction.   CBMI is awarded the final acceptance certificate for BUA Cement's second kiln line at the Edo ...

BUA Cement posts 25.1% rise in revenue

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement has announced a 25.1 per cent YoY increase in revenue to NGN54bn (US$139.3m) in its financial results for the 1Q20. Profit before tax increased by 15.7 per cent YoY from NGN17.4bn to NGN20.1bn in the 1Q20, while profit after tax reached NGN19.8bn – a 26.2 per cent YoY increase from NGN15.7bn. Discussing the results, Yusuf Binji, Managing Director/CEO of BUA Cement, said the excellent performance in the 1Q financial results amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet anothe...

FLSmidth wins kiln alignment order from Dangote Cement

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has entered into a frame agreement with the African conglomerate Dangote Industries to provide hot kiln alignment services to 16 Dangote kilns located in Africa. The six-year agreement will see FLSmidth providing hot kiln alignment services to Dangote kilns in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, the Republic of Congo, South Africa and Nigeria. Nigeria is the largest market covered in the agreement, with three locations comprised of 10 lines. The Hot Kiln Alignment Service agreement is bas...

Dangote Cement sees 2% advance in 1Q EBITDA

26 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc reported a 3.8 per cent YoY increase in group revenue to NGN249.2bn (US$638.2m) for the first quarter of 2020 in its unaudited results for the three months ended 31 March 2020. Group EBITDA edged up 2.2 per cent to NGN114.2bn with an EBITDA margin of 45.8 per cent during this period. Pan-African EBITDA surged 23.4 per cent YoY to NGN14.6bn in the 1Q20, reflecting a 20.9 per cent margin. Profit before tax advanced 11.5 per cent YoY to NGN88.1bn. The company’s net debt stood...

BUA Cement reports 48% rise in revenue in 2019

21 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA Cement has reported a 47.5 per cent rise in revenue to NGN175.52bn (US$452.35m) for 2019, compared to NGN119.01bn in the previous year. EBITDA also surged 47.2 per cent YoY to NGN81.99bn from NGN55.7bn, while its EBITDA margin remained flat at 47 per cent. However, profit after tax was down 5.4 per cent YoY to NGN60.61bn in 2019, attributed to an NGN26.76bn tax credit given in 2018. "Going forward, our focus is to further harness the full benefits of the merger while making ...

Lafarge Africa sees net profit rise 157% in 1Q20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa has reported a 9.8 per cent increase in net sales to NGN63.97bn (US$178.93m) in its unaudited results for the first quarter of 2020, compared to NGN58.02bn in the year-ago period. Net profit surged 156.5 per cent YoY to NGN8.07bn from NGN3.15bn in the 1Q19. "I am proud of the plan Lafarge Africa has implemented to protect the health of our people while supporting our partners and communities. The first quarter results confirm that our turn around initiatives are effective a...

Lafarge Africa provides NGN500m intervention fund to alleviate COVID-19 challenges

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lafarge Africa (LafargeHolcim group) has deployed a NGN500m (US$1.28m) intervention fund to provide medical infrastructure, food and essential medications to its host communities. During the first phase of the intervention launched on the 6 April 2020, the company converted two of its facilities in Sagamu and Ashaka to be used as isolation centres, and also provided infrastructure support such as generators, ambulances and critical personal protection ...

Lafarge Africa PLC returns to profit in 2019

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa PLC has reported revenues of NGN213bn (US$551.5m) for the year ended 31 December 2019 as against NGN218bn in 2018. Operating expenses fell from NGN29.89m to NGN23.42m. Financing costs also declined from NGN41.6bn to NGN20.2bn. The company ended 2019 with a profit after tax of NGN15.5bn compared with a loss of NGN8.1m in 2018. Lafarge Africa also reduced its debt from NGN208bn in 2018 to NGN52.6bn in 2019, while total equity jumped from NGN135bn to NGN345bn in 2019. Speak...

Dangote Cement looks to raise NGN100bn from bonds

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement is seeking to raise up to NGN100bn (US$257.23m) from the bond market, under its NGN300bn debt issuance programme. The funds from the company’s first offering in the bond market would be used to refinance existing short-term debt used for cement expansion projects, working capital and other corporate purposes, according to This Day.