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Lafarge Africa Plc opts for 52 LNG trucks

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

At Lafarge Africa Plc (Holcim group) has reaffirmed its commitment towards affordable and clean energy, through the launch of a new set of 52 LNG-fuelled trucks. The implementation of the natural gas powered trucks in partnership with Ecologique will improve environmental performance as LNG generates 30 per cent less CO 2   t han fuel oil and 45 per cent less than coal. The combustion of natural gas dissipates much more quickly in the air, leaving no particles or residue.   Spe...

Nigeria to build new 5Mta cement plant in Gombe State

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Madugu Cement is set to establish a 5Mta cement factory in Kembu and Kwali districts of Akko and Yalmatu Deba, Gombe State, Nigeria.  The plant will be built by Sinoma International Engineering Company Ltd in partnership. Gombe State Governor,  Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, said: "Your coming here is very apt and we welcome you most profoundly because we benefitted from the existence of the one and only cement company in the sub-region, in fact in the whole of the north we have only four cem...

Dangote's Edo plant is ready to start production

23 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's US$1bn plant in Edo, Nigeria, is completed and set for commissioning. The plant has a cement production capacity of 6Mta and is built on a 100ha plot. The integrated cement plant, near Okpella, was built by Sinoma International Engineering Co and   1500 local workers collaborated with the Chinese engineers on the project. The factory would employ at least 6000 persons when it commenced operations. Mr Patrick Omokagbo, director of Stakeholder Management at Dangote ...

Dangote acquires 20,000 vehicles to improve distribution

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has acquired 20,000 additional vehicles to improve the distribution of its products across the country. The vehicles, made up of trucks, trailers and tippers, represent an investment of US$150m. "These assets would meet the expected increase in demand for transportation of cement to every part of the country and create employment for over 4000 people in Nigeria," said Dangote spokesperson Tony Chiejine. "We have acquired the new trucks in line with our new expan...

Dangote maintains cement prices despite currency devaluation

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Group has not increased the price of its cement products, despite the naira devaluation by the Central Bank of Nigeria, according to The Punch. Instead, the group’s Sales and Marketing Director, Rabiu Umar, stated that it had released 2000 trucks into the market to increase distribution and counteract the cement price hike in the country. The price increase has been attributed to a sudden 40 per cent demand increase. "We in the past had an opportunity to export our ceme...

BUA Cement announces plans for bond sale

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA Cement has announced plans to sell a second tranche of bonds under its NGN200bn (US$525.6m) programme to finance its expansion plans, following the release of the first NGN115bn tranche last year. Yusuf Binji, CEO, noted that the amount of the sale will depend on its funding needs but did not give an expected time for the sale. The company plans to expand capacity in the country to 20Mta from 11Mta. "We will only export our excess capacity if the Nigerian market is not able...

Dangote Cement records robust EBITDA growth in 1Q21

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc announced group revenues of NGN332.7bn (US$874.4m) in the 1Q21, up 33.5 per cent. Group EBITDA rose by 55.8 per cent to NGN178bn, while Pan-African EBITDA reached NGN23.7bn, an increase of 61.9 per cent. Profits after tax increased by 48.1 per cent to NGN89.7bn. Dangote Cement's group sales volumes rose by 18.7 per cent to 7.5Mt and Nigerian volumes increased by 22.2 per cent   to 4.9Mt. Pan African volume growth saw double-digit growth of 12.8 per cent. "The first ...

Former Blue Circle director passes away

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Anthony J Jackson, a former director of UK-based cement multinational Blue Circle Industries PLC, sadly passed away on 29 March at the age of 87. Mr Jackson was previously the CEO of Blue Circle’s Nigerian operations, following earlier responsibilities in the UK and Australia. He was later also responsible for the Far East segment and involved in operations in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. He went on to become the CEO of Blue Circle Enterprises in the UK, responsible for all non-cement...

Dangote defends Nigerian cement prices

13 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Group’s Executive Director, Devakumar Edwin, has confirmed that its ex-factory price for bagged cement in Nigeria is between NGN2450 (US$6.43) in Obajana and Gboko and NGN2510 in Ibese. The clarification has been made amid reports that the company sells cement in Nigeria at higher prices than in its other markets, particularly in Ghana and Zambia, according to Vanguard. While a bag of cement sells for an equivalent of US$5.1 in Nigeria, it sells for US$7.2 in Ghana and US$5.95 in ...

BUA Cement sees 19% rise in profit

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA Cement has reported a 19.4 per cent rise in profit after tax to NGN72.3bn (US$189.5m) for 2020, compared to NGN60.6bn in the previous year. Revenue also advanced 19.3 per cent YoY to NGN209.4bn from NGN175.5bn. The company has attributed the positive results to its successful business continuity plan, alongside a growing market acceptance of BUA’s product offerings.