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Hima Cement positive for growth prospects in Uganda

12 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Uganda's Hima Cement expects the country's cement market to show significant growth going forward. Daniel Pettersson, Hima Cement Ltd country CEO, said, "We are very positive about the long-term prospects of the cement industry in Uganda, and LafargeHolcim is keen to solidify its position in the region as the leading producer of building solutions providing its customers with innovative value adding propositions.  "Hima Cement is committed to ensuring sufficient cement capacity to se...

Uganda: Intercem completes Kampala Cement upgrades

11 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Intercem has completed the installation of a 90tph cement grinding plant with a ball mill, a clinker storage unit and four 1000t steel cement silos to Kampala Cement Co Ltd. All deliveries and services were included in Intercem’s scope of supply with the exception of the foundation works. The upgrades ordered, which include three separate vibration feeders, two belt conveyors and a bucket elevator, have been installed for raw material handling. There also four silos serving truck loading ...

Uganda: Government to construct plant in Karamoja

07 October 2016, Published under Cement News

It has been reported that the Ugandan government has plans to construct a cement plant in the Karamoja sub-region through a public-private partnership with Moroto Ateker Cement (MAC). MAC is formed by the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) and Savannah Mines, a local Karamoja firm, with a shareholding of 51 and 49 per cent, respectively. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, cement production in the country has fallen 14.7 per cent, resulting in higher prices on the back of dema...

Uganda: Hima to open new plant

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement is set to invest US$40m in a new plant in Tororo with a view to raising its output to 1.8Mta. The company's CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said the decision was a step to address the rising demand in east Africa. Mr Pettersson said, “We are embarking on several projects, starting with the construction of a grinding station at the end of 2016.” Hima is the second manufacturer to gain a presence in Tororo, following Tororo Cement’s lead. Tororo Cement is also set to expand its capacity...

Uganda: Hima Cement to build grinding plant in Tororo

22 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement is to construct a new 0.9Mt grinding plant in Tororo in eastern Uganda, according to the country’s Observer newspaper. The plant, which is to cost US$40m, will be built close to that of rival firm Tororo Cement’s own factory. Hima’s move follows the announcement that it has signed a deal with Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group to supply the latter with cement to build a steel plant and a phosphate plant in the Tororo region. Daniel Pettersson, Hima’s chief executive officer, s...

Uganda: Hima Cement US$40m expansion

20 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement has said that the ongoing capacity expansion project at its new plant under construction in the Eastern district of Tororo will see an additional 1.9Mta of cement enter the local market. Hima CEO, Daniel Patterson, said that by the end of 2016 the company will have invested US$40m into the project.

Uganda: Hima Cement signs supply deal with Guangzhou Dongsong

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Uganda's Hima Cement and Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group have signed a memorandum of understanding for the supply of over 40,000t of cement for the construction of the latter firm’s phosphate and steel projects, Kampala’s Observer newspaper reports. Daniel Pettersson, chief executive officer of Hima Cement, said: "The purpose of this MoU is to establish the relationship between Hima and Guangzhou Dongsong. This cooperation of both parties shall cover the project of construction of the pho...

Uganda: residents decry lack of consultation over mining licence award

22 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Residents of Moroto district have accused Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of acting illegally in awarding a mining licence to Tororo Cement without first consulting local communities, the Daily Monitor reports. Local people have protested against Tororo’s limestone mining operations in Kosiroi by blocking trucks from entering or leaving the site. They accuse the company of having operated for 15 years without signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with their commu...

Uganda's cement output slows

24 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Uganda’s cement industry has seen a sudden reverse in prospects as the country’s Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) warned of lower cement production during the months of March and April 2016 and a drop off construction sector activity. Domestic cement producers have been reporting higher costs of production following the election, and depreciation of the Ugandan shilling (UGX) as reasons for the decline in output. UBOS stated that cement supply fell by 14.8 per cent in April 2016 compared to Ma...

Uganda: drop in cement production

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

As cement production has decreased and cement prices increased, the construction sector has slowed down. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) there was a low production of cement between March and April 2016 for "major cement producers in the country", which in turn led to a slump in the construction sector. Tororo Cement and Hima Cement are the largest cement producers in Uganda. The cement industry reported a 14.7 per cent drop in growth as a result of the higher cost pro...