Cement News tagged under: Nigeria

RSS feed

Lafarge WAPCO pretax profit jumps

21 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's WAPCO announced on Thursday that its 2013 full-year pretax profit rose 30.3 per cent to NGN27.7bn (US$168.3m). The Nigerian unit of the French cement major also said revenue jumped to NGN98.79bn from NGN87.76bn the previous year.

UniCem begins construction of new line, Nigeria

14 March 2014, Published under Cement News

United Cement Company of Nigeria (UNICEM) has started construction of its second line to meet growing demand for cement in Nigeria. Addressing journalists in Calabar, Olivier Lenoir, managing director of the company, said that the new 2.5Mta line will double UniCem’s existing capacity to 5Mta upon completion in 2016. Sinoma of China is constructing the new kiln line. The project also includes a 45MW captive power plant by Wartsila Nigeria Ltd, the work for which has already begun.

Dangote launches 52.5 grade to Nigerian market

12 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement yesterday launched its 52.5 grade cement to the Nigerian market. The African cement major said at a press briefing it has recalibrated all three of its Nigerian plants (Ibese, Gboko and Obajana) to produce 52.5 grade. The cement has been approved by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), which confirmed that the product meets the requirements of NIS 444-2003 and other relevant standards. According to Dangote, it is the only company in Africa to produce this standard. ...

Lafarge plans additional Nigerian spend

04 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Wapco Plc has revealed plans to invest an additional NGN1bn (US$1.37bn) in the next 3-4 years inline with the company's target of doubling capacity in Nigeria. The company plans to lift its capacity from 8Mta to 16Mta, Guillaume Roux, Country Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria and Benin Republic, told local media. The proposed investment will enable Lafarge complete the expansion of its plant in Calabar and the Ashaka Cement in the North, Roux said. "We have started the ex...

Nigeria sets up technical committee to review quality

12 February 2014, Published under Cement News

The government of Nigeria has set up a technical committee to review the quality of cement produced within the country and is said to be evaluating the impact of eliminating 32.5 grade cement. The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) had earlier relaxed the minimum standard for cement used in the country from 42.5 grade to 32.5 grade. However, Joseph Odumodu, director general of the organisation, said that a committee was already reviewing the current standard and weighing the implicati...

Nigeria: coalition demand 42.5 grade of cement

04 February 2014, Published under Cement News

A coalition of civil society groups and professional bodies in the construction industry is launching a campaign in Nigeria for the standardisation of cement production and importation. Specifically, the coalition said it would call on the relevant authorities to initiate actions to make 42.5 grade of cement the standard product in Nigeria. It noted that nearly all the cement manufacturers and importers in the country are take advantage of the lax regulation and lack of enforcement to vary...

Dangote on-track to complete five projects in 2014

14 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement will complete five cement plants across sub-Saharan Africa this year, adding around 13.5Mta of capacity to the group's existing volumes, according to Aliko Dangote, company chief executive. The projects include a 1.5Mta plant in Zambia and Tanzania each, a 3Mta works in South Africa and a 1.5Mta facility in both the Republic of Congo and Gabon. Last week, Nigeria's High Commissioner to Zambia, Sifawu Momoh, said that the Zambia plant will be inaugurated next month. In it...

Chinese sign US$733m cement deals in Nigeria and Myanmar

13 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Sinoma and CITIC Heavy Industries have agreed deals worth US$733m to construct cement plants in Nigeria and Myanmar, respectively. Sinoma International Engineering Co Ltd, part of China National Materials Co Ltd, signed a US$536m contract with Nigeria’s Dangote Cement Plc, according to a Reuters report. Sinoma and Dangote will build two clinker cement production lines in Nigeria, each with a cement capacity of 6000tpd. Meanwhile, CITIC Heavy Industries is collaborating in Myanmar with a...

Nigeria: Dangote investment drive not only in cement

13 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Dangote Group, plans to invest about US$16bn in cement, petrochemicals and agriculture over the next four years. "We are investing US$4.7bn to finish our projects in cement in about 18 countries, including Nigeria," Aliko Dangote told Bloomberg. "We are also spending about US$2.3bn on agriculture, which is sugar and rice." The investment will help the Lagos-based company grow by almost a third in 2014, according to Mr Dangote. "We are very, very optimistic for 2014 - we are expecting avera...

UniCem launches new high-strength product to market

11 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The United Cement Company of (UNICEM) Nigeria launched its new high-strength cement into the market. According to Vipul Agrawal, the company’s marketing and technical assistance director, the new product, called “UniCem 42.5N Limestone Portland cement” is produced for specialised heavy construction works like high-rise buildings, long-span bridges, dams, fly-overs and silos. “We have developed the high strength performance cement (UniCem 45.5N) to take care of 10 per cent of our customers...