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Rwanda's cement shortage sparked by classroom building

21 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa is seeing a sharp rise in cement prices in Rwanda, following a cement shortage that has been driven by the Ministry of Education's programme for 20,000 classrooms to be built before September in the country. Cement prices have climbed from RWF8500 (US$8.92) to RWF13,000 (US$13.64) in recent days. Cimerwa's retail prices for cement are lower at RWF8800 for Surewall, RWF9800 for Surecem and RWF10,800 for Surebuild. The company expressed displeasure at traders selling cement at h...

Rwanda's Prime Cement set to begin operations

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

A new cement plant under construction in Musanze, Rwanda, is set to begin marketing its product next month. Prime Cement Ltd is expected to begin production at around 50,000tpm or 600,000tpa of cement. "Preparations are on high gear. Most of the equipment and machinery are in their place and a few remaining are on their way from Mombasa. No wonder, we shall be on the market next month," said Eric Rutabana, the plant manager. The works is expected to begin selling cement at RWF9000/bag (U...

Prime Cement's new plant begins construction

29 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Construction of Prime Cement’s new plant in Musanze, Rwanda, began on Thursday. The cement manufacturer, part of Milbridge group, plans to complete the works within the next 12 months. The facility is expected to produce 0.6Mta of cement during the first phase and increase to 1.2Mta in the second. "Rwanda is a stable country with a very stable political situation, the economy is growing very impressively and we were supported by local authorities such as the Governor, and even the Presiden...

Kigali Cement to resume operations

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Rwandan cement market is being keenly contested for and the country's second-largest cement plant at Kigali Cement had to recently suspend operations and lay-off staff, according to All Africa. The ARM Cement owned Kigali Cement plant has a capacity of 100,00t and imports clinker from Tanga in Tanzania, but clinker and coal have been in short supply. "For a couple of years, the company has not been producing on a regular basis and to capacity due to limited availability of clinker from...

FLSmidth signs cement grinding plant contract in Rwanda

12 April 2017, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth confirmed it has signed a contract with Prime Cement Ltd for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a full-scope cement grinding plant with a capacity of 700,000tpa. The plant will be located in Musanze, Rwanda. The contract will become effective when FLSmidth receives a down-payment from the customer, which is expected to happen later in 2017, the company said in a statement. "This is a milestone project for FLSmidth, being the first OK TM vertical roller mill to be...

Prime Cement plans new Rwandan plant

05 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement industry newcomer, Prime Cement, plans to construct a US$65m plant in Musanze District, Northern Province, Rwanda. The company has reportedly signed an equipment supply deal with FLSmidth, according to an article by The New Times (Rwanda). Gisele Bayigamba, general manager Milbridge Holding, the consortium that owns Prime Cement, said construction of the 0.7Mta facility will begin in the 3Q18. Cimerwa currently operates Rwanda’s sole integrated cement plant. The company, in w...