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Kenya's Savannah Cement plans KES5bn grinding plant in major expansion plan

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement is currently undertaken a KES5bn expansion of its grinding plant at Kitengela, Kenya, according to the company’s MD, Ronald Ndegwa. The project sees the construction of a 1.2Mta grinding unit, which will double the company’s current installed capacity. Central to the plant will be an energy-efficient vertical grinding mill, supplied by FLSmidth. The new facility is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year. “At Savannah Cement, we are banking on the regional ma...

Savannah Cement sees opportunity with African trade agreement

26 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement of Kenya has optimism of growing trade following the signing of the KES3trn (US$29.7m) African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Savannah Cement's CEO, Ronald Ndegwa, said that east Africa-based companies will soon start enjoying wider markets and opportunities. The AfCFTA signed last Tuesday in Kigali, Rwanda, seeks to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments. This will pave the way...

Savannah Cement targets Big Four Agenda projects

02 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement will tap into Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's Big Four agenda – manufacturing, universal healthcare, affordable housing and food security – as it enhances its supply focus on local and regional infrastructure development projects such as Standard Gauge Rail (SGR), Outering Road, Mutomo- Kibwezi Road among many others. Savannah Cement Managing Director, Ronald Ndegwa, said the agenda will help to create much-needed jobs for Kenya’s burgeoning youth population. "The Bi...

Devki Group plans to construct two plants in Kenya

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Devki Group plans to construct two new cement plants in Kenya, according to Construction Kenya. The first plant is expected to have a 0.75Mta capacity and be located on a 20ha plot in Mariakani, Kilifi County, while the second will have the same capacity and be situated in Njoro, Nakuru. Each of the two plants are expected to represent an investment of KES3bn (US$29.2m). The proposed facilities would help lower the price of cement and shorten the distance covered by delivery vehicles, acc...

Savannah Cement trained 10,000 masons in the past five years

30 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement have renewed a joint commitment with the National Construction Authority (NCA) to improve construction standards in Kenya, according to Capital Business. The cement company will continue to provide training and development opportunities to those workers seeking NCA accreditation in the building and construction sector. Over the last five years, Savannah Cement have trained 10,000 masons. "Recently, the two organisations agreed to have all masons trained by Savannah Cement i...

Quantum Global exits Savannah Cement

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Following the receipt of regulatory approvals, Quantum Global Group has completed the sale of its stake in Savannah Cement. "We are delighted to have partnered with Savannah Cement in one of the critical industry sectors in East Africa, advancing together to aim to close the existing infrastructure gap in Africa. The exit from this investment is testament to the success of our approach of deploying capital in transformative sectors of key importance in Africa at the right time,’" said Qua...

Ndeta set to gain controlling stake in Savannah Cement

06 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Businessman Benson Ndeta is set to take controlling stake of Kenya-based Savannah Cement after he gained regulatory approval for a deal that would increase his interest in the company by 29.4 per cent. In a press release, the Competition Authority of Kenya said it had granted Mr Ndeta’s acquisition of Savannah Cement  unconditional approval, according to local press reports. Savannah Cement currently has two shareholders — Seruji with a 60 per cent stake and Savannah Heights with a 40 per ...

Savannah Cement and NCA sign training pact

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Kenya's National Construction Authority (NCA) has signed a partnership agreement with local cement producer Savannah Cement to advance technical training programmes for contractors. The agreement will see Savannah Cement and NCA jointly conduct nationwide training and certification programmes for contractors and construction supervisors. Speaking at the partnership signing ceremony, NCA Executive Director, Dr Arch Daniel Manduku said the programme will also provide an outreach programme...

Kenya: Savannah Cement resumes operations

12 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement has reopened operations after temporary closure over the Christmas season to undergo major renovation. “We have decided that going forward we will be doing annual maintenance of the plant during the festive season to enable us meet our customer needs more efficiently,” Savannah Managing Director, Ronald Ndegwa, said. The cement manufacturer replaced wear parts in the grinding mill with an aim of increasing production, boosting quality and enhancing efficiency. Speaki...

Kenya: cement consumption falls 5.3% in 3Q16

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The growth in cement consumption fell by 5.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 3Q15, according to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The KNBS data shows that the domestic market consumed 1.52Mt of cement in the three months to September 2016, compared to 1.45Mt in the same period in 3Q15 and 1.3Mt in 3Q14. The decline in cement demand was in line with a general slowdown in the construction sector. Lower demand from major infrastructure p...