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Simba Cement plans construction of new plant

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

After receiving approval to acquire Cemtech Ltd , Tanzania’s Simba Cement has announced plans to construct the Ortum Cement project that Cemtech had struggled to get off the ground. The project in West Pokot County, Kenya, was due to start in 2010. However, due to the recent developments, work is now expected to begin within a year. Construction is scheduled to take 18 months to complete. Simba Cement is currently seeking an audience with the residents of Sebi, where the plant will be b...

Simba Cement set to acquire Kenyan cement company

22 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Simba Cement, a subsidiary of Devki Group, has received approval from the Competition Authority of Kenya for the 100 per cent acquisition of West Pokot-based Cemtech Ltd, according to Business Daily Africa. "We are still negotiating with Cemtech and we hope to close the deal soon. We are eager to venture into West Pokot to change its perception and the lives of its people for the better," said Narendra Raval, founder and chairman of Devki Group. The merged entity is expected to have a ...

Ugandan President opens new Simba grinding plant

29 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Uganda's President, Yower Museveni, has opened the Tororo grinding plant of Simba Cement and during the opening the owners of the factory announced that they would produce the lowest-priced cement in the country. Plant Manager, Guru Narendra Ravel, said the 50kg bags of cement produced at the Tororo plant would be sold at UGX25,000 (US$6.64), well below the average price of UGX32,000 (US$8.50). Simba Cement, part of National Cement Kenya Ltd, is the second of three cement plants that wil...

New Ugandan power supply will feed extra cement capacity

21 August 2018, Published under Cement News

As new cement factories start-up in Tororo, power distributor Umeme is making investments in anticipation of the projected increase in power demand. The existing nearby substations of Tororo Rock, Nagongera and Mbale are currently unable to take on the expected load, hence the need for a new substation. 

 Umeme, therefore, has spent up to UGX14bn (US$3.88m) setting up a new substation at Nyakesi, an investment that is tipped to boost industrialisation in the area through reliable power sup...

New plants boost Uganda cement industry

08 May 2018, Published under Cement News

In the coming month, the Ugandan cement industry is expected to expand with two new plants in Tororo district as Simba Cement and Hima Cement commission their projects. Construction of the works started in February 2017. Simba Cement will bring its 3000tpd works at Tutir, on the Tororo-Mbale highway, online this month, according to Vishnu Patel, Simba Cement’s country manager. “We will offer employment opportunities to over 200 people directly and more than 2000 people indirectly besides ot...

Uganda: two new plants in Tororo by 2018

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

After previously only being home to one cement plant (Tororo Cement), 2018 will see Tororo District welcome at least two new plants. By the end of 2017, Simba Cement of Kenya will have completed a grinding plant on the Tororo-Mbale highway. Simba Cement’s new plant will have the capabilities to produce in excess of 1Mta. Hardly a kilometre from the site, Hima Cement is expected to have started production on its US$40m (UGS144bn) plant by June 2018, which will see Hima’s production capa...

Tanzania: Tanga to inaugurate second clinker line

02 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement plans to commission its second clinker line this month, more than doubling output to 1.25Mta. The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Charles Mwijage, expects to inaugurate Tanga’s project on 16 August. The company, which trades as Simba Cement, invested US$152m into the expansion. The new clinker line will have a capacity of 775,000tpa, which added to the existing 500,00tpa capacity will create an overall clinker capacity of 1.25Mta.