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Tanzania: CNBM and FLSmidth sign MoU for Mamba Cement plant

13 August 2015, Published under Cement News

CNBM International Engineering Co Ltd, China, together with FLSmidth Pvt Ltd, India, as the sole technology partner has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mamba Cement Company Ltd, Tanzania, for the engineering, supply and construction of a 3000tpd greenfield cement plant in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, on a turnkey basis.     The new plant project of Mamba Cement Company is expected to take 30 months to build and start operations.   CNBM International Engineering Co Ltd, China is currently wo...

Tanzania: government pledges support

13 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Local producers in Tanzania are being asked by the government to supply them with information on their production costs to make it easier for them to act on their complaints. Domestic cement producers are complaining of an unlevelled playing field due to cheap imports which, they say, were distorting the market. While the government is keen to find solutions for the cement producers including aid to help them reduce costs and fight off imports, it says cement producers have not been helpful...

Tanzania: Twiga Cement holds seminar for block makers

28 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Some 250 cement distributors and block makers recently participated in a training seminar in Dar es Salaam held by Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC)  to improve efficiency. The initiative is part of the firm's contribution to our local employment market. The firm aims to be closer to its biggest stakeholders and to enable them know how to make strong and durable blocks. The training targeted strengthening safety at work, improving quality of blocks and efficiency in the produc...

Tanzania needs government support to grow

27 July 2015, Published under Cement News

The East Africa Cement Producers Association (EACPA) has stated that the cement industry is a major contributor to the Tanzanian economy contributing over TZS100bn (US$55.6m) to the economy every year.  However, the local industry is held back by high input costs due to unreliable power and poor transportation infrastructure, according to Reinhardt Swart, managing director of Tanga Cement Company Ltd (TPCC). Mr Swart added that Tanzania cement industry has the potential to grow and create t...

Dangote Cement

29 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement’s new plant in Ethiopia will open in May this year, helping to close the gap between demand and supply in the country. The plant, which is located in Oromia, is one of the largest in east Africa with a production capacity of 2.5Mta. Costing US$400m, the project has been overseen by Sinoma International Engineering. Ethiopia’s current cement production of 5.4Mta falls well below existing demand of 7-8Mta. Dangote is increasingly turning its attention away from Nigeria follow...

TPCC to have own gas plant, Tanzania

23 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) plans to have gas plant are expected to be realised this year to reduce operational costs and overcome issues with erratic power supply. The TPCC Managing Director, Mr Alphonso Rodriguez, told local press during the 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) that arrangements were underway with a third party to build a gas plant at TPCC. Once completed, he said the company will be assured of reliable supply of power to meet its operational demands. TP...

TPCC targets 1.5Mta output in 2015

21 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement (TPCC), part of the HeidelbergCement Group, said that it its production targets will not be deterred by the ongoing “illegal importation” of cement into the east African country. The firm's managing director, Alfonso Rodriguez, said that the company will produce 1.5Mta this year, up from 1.4Mta in 2014.  The increased capacity follows last year's commissioning of a new 0.8Mta mill. "We managed to produce approximately 1.4Mt last year but that was not what we had...

ARM posts flat full-year pretax profit

26 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Kenya's ARM Cement posted a pretax profit of KES2.02bn (US$22m) for 2014, up one per cent YoY. The cement maker, which also has operations in Tanzania, said its revenue for the period fell three per cent to KES13.74bn, mainly because there was no additional capacity expansion during the period, the firm said. In a statement, the firm predicted that this year would be better, with growth in turnover and profit. "The cement markets continue to grow at double digits with significant demand f...

TPCC refutes plant closure reports, Tanzania

12 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC) has refuted reports of closing down its operations due to environmental concerns as "false and overly exaggerated". Alfonso Rodriguez, TPCC managing director told the Daily News on Wednesday that: "We are not closed, the operations are going on as usual at TPCC." Last week, the cement producer was reportedly ordered to close down operations by the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) over allegations of environmental pollution.

TPCC operations reportedly suspended

09 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s National Environment Management Council (NEMC) has indefinitely suspended operations by the country’s largest cement producer Tanzania Portland Cement Co (TPCC) due to concerns on dust emissions, according to local press reports. The NEMC reached the decision to suspend plants operations following complaints from local residents who claimed that dust emissions from the plant were causing health problems.  Heche Suguta, NEMC senior legal officer, told The Citizen that the fact...