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Uganda: Karuma project to buy cement locally

09 February 2017, Published under Cement News

President Yoweri Museveni recently directed companies working on projects in Uganda to buy materials locally. Deng Changyi, the acting project manager of Sinohydro Corporation, the company constructing the 600MW Karuma Hydro Power Project, disclosed that efforts have been made to increase the use of local product in the project by buying cement and steel made in Uganda. Many local suppliers have complained of their products and services not being bought as some companies prefer to buy the...


03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement, which forms part of LafargeHolcim through Bamburi Cement, is to build a 1Mta grinding centre at Nyakesia, Rubongi, in Uganda.   The new unit is expected to cost around US$40m and to come on-stream by June 2018. The company is in the final stages of exploration for a limestone deposit in northeastern Uganda.  The new works should take Hima Cement’s capacity to 1.9Mta.

Uganda: Tororo Cement trucks damaging Karamoja roads

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Tororo Cement, Uganda’s largest producer, has been warned by the national roads authority that they may be banned from transporting limestone by road due to the damage caused by their trucks. According to reports in the Daily Monitor, the company’s use of heavy-duty trucks to ship limestone from the Karamoja sub-region to the Tororo plant some 160-200km to the south is causing serious damage to local infrastructure. “A truck carries very many tonnes of the mineral along the road daily....

Uganda: Hima Cement begins construction of Tororo grinding station

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement has begun work on a US$40m grinding station in the Tororo district of eastern Uganda, The Observer reports. The 1Mta plant is being built in a region that already plays host to Tororo Cement. During the groundbreaking ceremony, Hima’s CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said that the availability of limestone deposits had drawn his firm to the Tororo region. “We have enough for [approximately] 20 years [at Hima], but we are exploring. There are no big deposits in western Uganda. You fi...

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...

Uganda: Hima Cement to launch US$40m grinding unit

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Hima Cement is set to launch its grinding unit in Tororo this week, according to a company sources. The new 1Mta grinding plant is located at Nyakesia, Rubongi, and will boosts Hima Cement’s production capacity to 1.9Mta. In an earlier statement, Hima Cement Country CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said that the aim of building the grinding station is to meet the increasing demand for cement and concrete not only within Uganda but the regional market as well.” Uganda is ...

Alternative ambitions

16 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s leadership in reducing CO 2 emissions in the cement industry is spurring the group to make additional investments and further lower such emissions going forward. Its commitment to alternative fuels and the company’s increasing use of them to replace traditional fuels is key to achieving its ambitious CO 2 targets. By LafargeHolcim, Switzerland. As part of its 2030 plan, LafargeHolcim aims to ramp up alternative fuels usage to help reduce net specific CO 2 emissi...

CBMI awarded two LafargeHolcim contracts

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

CBMI has signed two contracts with LafargeHolcim for the supply of 1Mta and 0.8Mta grinding facilities in Kenya (Nairobi) and Uganda (Tororo), respectively. The projects will be managed by LafargeHolcim subsidiaries in the respective countries, Bamburi Cement Co (Kenya) and Hima Cement Ltd (Uganda). The scope of supply will cover clinker feeding to cement packing to shipping. The contract period for both projects is 17.5 months for completion of industrial tests and 19 months to reach ...

Uganda: Tororo Cement's trucks to be billed for road damages

27 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Tororo Cement trucks are being asked to foot the bill for damaging roads in Uganda with their heavy loads. More than 40 trucks carrying limestone, pozzolanic rocks and marble from Kosiroi mining site in Karamoja ply the route daily as they ferry the raw material to Tororo for the manufacture of cement. Uganda taxpayers risk paying an extra UGX23bn (US$6.6m) in repair of the Namunsi- Sironko- Muyembe road to offset the damage caused by heavy Tororo Cement trucks.
 However, Uganda Nation...

Uganda: Kampala Cement’s investors revealed

19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Kampala Cement, Uganda’s newest cement company and the country’s third, is jointly-owned by two local investors, Charles Mbire and Rajinder Singh Baryan, according to an article in the New Vision newspaper. Baryan’s investment was known from the start as Kampala Cement and from the outset associated with his Multiple Industries Group. Mbire’s involvement was hitherto unknown, and the industrial clout wielded by both men gives Kampala deep pockets. Kampala Cement began production in 201...