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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...

Tanzania likely to start exporting cement soon

26 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Tanzania expects to double its cement production in the next few years as new factories come on-stream to satisfy growing demand from the construction sector, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Tanzania's cement output rose 18.9 per cent last year to slightly above 3Mt on the back of higher demand. Janet Mbene, deputy trade minister,  said the rise in output would see Tanzania  produce a surplus to be exported. Annual cement production in east Africa's second-largest economy wil...

Tanzania: Twiga Cement forms MOU with Boko prison

25 November 2014, Published under Cement News

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Tanzania Portland Cement Company Ltd (Twiga Cement) and Tanzania Prison for the production of limestone at Boko Prison on the outskirts of the Dar es Salaam. Mbaraka Abdulwakil, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, said the production of limestone from Boko prison mines will commence during the 1Q15 following the government approval of the deal. At an official ceremony US$100,000 (TZS100m) as well as 1200 bags ...

Kenya’s ARM Cement defines further expansion plans

24 November 2014, Published under Cement News

ARM Cement Ltd says it is investing in the construction of new plants and upgrading existing units across east Africa as competition in the region increases. The plan is to see several upgrade projects completed over the next two years, including a new grinding facility in Tanzania, boost production in Rwanda as well as constructing a greenfield plant in Kenya. The company, which has works in Kaloleni and Athi River in Kenya, as well as in Dar es Salaam and Tanga in Tanzania, will complete...

Dangote applies to build Tanzania coal-fired plant

06 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has applied for a licence to build a 75MW coal-fired plant in Tanzania that would power its 3Mta cement plant under construction.   "Dangote Industries ... applied for a 75 MW electricity generation licence to build, own and operate a coal-based captive power plant adjacent to its cement manufacturing plant," the state-run Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) said in a statement on Tuesday. "Any interruption in power supply or unstable voltage/frequency ...

HAZEMAG & EPR wins three new MEA cement contracts

17 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Materials processing and crushing specialists HAZEMAG & EPR has received a trio of orders in the Middle East and Africa during the third quarter of this year. El Arish's new production line in Egypt In September 2014 HAZEMAG & EPR received an order from the Chinese plant manufacturer CDI for the delivery of components for the precrushing of cement raw material and gypsum for El Arish's new line in Egypt. The new delivery comprises a HPI 2000 impact crusher for crushing 1900tph of limest...

ARM Cement first-half pretax profit 20% higher YoY

18 July 2014, Published under Cement News

ARM Cement's pretax profit rose 20 per cent to KES1.2bn (US$13.68m) in the first half of 2014, the Kenyan firm said on Friday. Total revenue increased by 16 per cent YoY to KES7.6bn with cement sales up by 10 per cent in Kenya and by more than a third in Tanzania.  "The east African regional economies are growing briskly, and demand for cement, as well as the other products are expected to grow further," the company said. Its fertilizer line also posted good sales growth after the K...

Tanga Cement and TANESCO sign power supply agreement

18 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement Company and Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) have signed a power supply agreement that ensures the cement producer receives 40MVA through a substation in Pongwe, Tanga. Deklan Mhaiki, TANESCO deputy managing director (Investments) said the new agreement would help Tanga improve Tanga Cement’s output: "Tanga Cement is one of our long and high level customers and taking that into consideration, we have agreed to supply power to their second substation in Pongwe to impr...