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Iran set to export over 14,000t of cement to Somalia

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Over 14,000t of cement is set to be exported from Iran’s southern island of Qeshm to Somalia, according to Iran Daily. "A 14,500t cargo of bagged cement produced in Qeshm will be exported to Somalia on a Tanzanian ship named AMINA-H," said Pejman Bahrami, deputy head for maritime transport and port affairs, Qeshm Free Zone Organization. The loading of the bagged cement began on Tuesday and will take 4-5 days. The order comes as country officials recognise the need to reduce dependency on ...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Sinoma International, which merged with China National Building Materials (CNBM) last year, has been given the go-ahead to construct a US$1bn cement plant in Tanga. The Tanzanian Investment Centre granted permits to Sinoma, and its subsidiary Hengya Cement Co Ltd, for both the cement plant and a 1.2GW power station. Once completed, the cement plant will have a 7Mta production capacity with 30 per cent of output intended for the domestic market and the remainder for export. The project was fi...

Tanzanian mega cement plant construction to begin soon

25 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) confirmed that it has supplied Sinoma and Hengya Cement (T) Ltd with the requisite incentives to begin construction of the company's US$1bn greenfield cement plant in Tanga region. Geoffrey Mwambe, TIC executive director said the licence has a three-year period during which implementation must start. The new plant will have a capacity of 7Mta and a power plant to generate 1200MW of energy. "The firm is meant to meet the country's cement demand as well ...

Mbeya Cement opens Building Materials Academy

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Mbeya Cement (LafargeHolcim group) has opened its Building Materials Academy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to improve the client understanding of the use of the company's products in the construction sector. Isle Boshof, Mbeya Cement's Chief Executive said: "The state-of-ther-art centre is a good avenue for stakeholders to learn about their wide-range of products." The centre will bring together key players in the construction industry to understand all types of cement produced by Mbeya Cem...

Aliko Dangote has targeted Kenyan producer believed to be ARM

09 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement is understood to be in talks to buy the troubled Kenyan cement maker ARM. This follows an interview of Aliko Dangote by Bloomberg News in which he said: "There is a company which... has operations in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda and we are talking to the company to see if we can take it over," said Mr Dangote. ARM was not named in the discussion, but it is the only cement producer operating in the three markets that were mentioned. ARM has integrated cement plants in Kalol...

Dangote reports 15% rise in 9M EBITDA

23 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement announced a 13.5 per cent rise in group revenues to NGN685.29bn (US$1.88bn) for 9M18 as sales volumes advanced 7.6 per cent to nearly 17.8Mt. Group EBITDA rose 14.6 per cent YoY to NGN337.3bn while EBITDA margins advanced from 48.8 per cent in 9M17 to 49.2 per cent in 9M18. Net profit advanced to NGN158.28bn in 9M18 from NGN154.122bn in the year-ago period. Nigeria In Nigeria sales volumes increased 11.7 per cent to nearly 10.8Mt on the back of a domestic market recovery....

Tanzania's coal supply expected to increase to support cement industry

14 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s State Mining Corp (STAMICO) has announced plans to increase coal production, which will support the cement industry as it has recently reported a shortage of the material. The coal shortage resulted in a rise in cement prices, according to The Citizen. "To implement the government directives, we will begin to sell coal to local cement producers and the surplus will be exported," said Alex Rutagwelela, acting exploration and drilling director. Despite currently producing 18,600t...

Tanga Cement reduces loss

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement reported a net loss after tax of TZS1.8bn (US$ 788,135) for the first half of 2018, a marked improvement of its business results when compared to 1H17 when losses reached TZS14.6bn. The company’s operating profit for the six-month period reached TZS6.7bn, an advance when compared with the TZS4.3bn operating loss for the equivalent period in 2017. “Our interim half year results will be published in the coming two weeks….They will show you a clear picture of how our turnaroun...

Tanzania's Government says super-dealers must be kept in check

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanzania's Government has put out a strong message to the country's cement producers that their licenses will be revoked if they do not keep their super-dealer's price rises in check. Unwarranted price hikes are a feature of the market that the government is now seeking to stamp out. Mr Charles Mwiijage, trade and investment minister said, recent price hikes were the work of distributors who buy in bulk from super-dealers. The super-dealers are the middlemen who buy directly from the factor...

Dangote doubles output at its Tanzanian factory

21 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has doubled its cement production in Dar es Salaam in response to Tanzania's cement shortage, which has resulted in higher cement prices. Routine maintenance at some factories has meant lower production and retail cement prices have risen from TZS12,000 (US$5.25) per 50kg bag to TZS22,000 (US$9.63) in recent weeks, reports The Citizen. Dangote Cement's Country Manager, Mr Jagat Rathee said the company has increased its output from 2500tpd to 5000tpd of cement. "We were s...