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Regional chief president calls for new Ghanaian cement factory

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The President of the North East Regional House of Chiefs, Nayiri Naa Bohagu Abdulai Sheriga, has appealed to Ghana's government to establish a cement factory in the area to create employment and promote the local economy. According to the Nayiri, who is also the overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, the huge limestone deposits in the area present the opportunity to develop an industry that would help in raising the standard of living of the people and benefit Ghanaians in general....

Ghana cement factory needs US$4m to be resurrected

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The pozzolana cement factory established by the Building and Road Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-BRRI), and abandoned earlier this year because of a lack of investment, requires US$4m to be resurrected, said  CSIR-BRRI Director, Dr Daniel Asenso-Gyembibi. Situated in Gomoa Mprumem in the central region, the CSIR-BRRI plant requires revamping for commercial cement production but has failed to attract investment despite the CSR-BRRI having al...

Wartsila extends O&M agreement with Lafarge Africa

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year Operation & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Nigeria's Lafarge Africa Plc. The agreement covers the 100MW Lafarge Ewekoro power plant and is an extension of a previous 10-year agreement. The captive Ewekoro plant was supplied and commissioned by Wärtsilä in 2011. It consists of six 50DF dual-fuel engines, operating primarily on gas, but with the flexibility to automatically switch to liquid fuel in case of a disruption to the gas supply. "We have benefited...

Dangote Cement appoints new deputy group MD

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has appointed Philip Mathew as its new deputy group managing director and CEO, with effect from 15 September 2021. Mr Mathew has 34 years of working experience in global and regional cement industries, and has been involved in project management from feasibility to commissioning and stabilisation, according to the group.

BUA Cement signs 70MW Wärtsilä power plant agreement

21 September 2021, Published under Cement News

BUA has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä OY of Finland for the construction of a 70MW dual-fuel power plant for the BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 in Sokoto state, northwest Nigeria. This will be the second plant to be constructed by Wärtsilä for BUA Cement – the first being the BUA Cement Sokoto power plant scheduled to be commissioned alongside the plant in November 2021. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Abdul Samad Rabiu, chairman of BUA Cement Plc, said BUA Cement will continue ...

Intercem Engineering delivers InterHop

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Intercem Engineering completes Côte d'Ivoire order for InterHop Intercem Engineering GmbH has delivered an InterHop for   fast truck loading and dust-free operation to Terminal Vracquier Abidjan – Sea Invest (TVA) of Côte d’Ivoire.  The InterHop raw material receiving hopper guarantees that 30t of material can be unloaded in less than 30s. Truck loading is possible as well as direct feed via belt conveyor to raw material silo.   The grab feeding opening has a diameter of ...

Fears Ghana's cement price will climb above GHS60/bag

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghana's cement price is likely to continue rising and could surpass GHS60/bag (US$9.94) by the end of the year if some taxes and levies are not scrapped, say cement producers. In the last seven months cement prices in the country have risen three times, amounting to a 27 per cent rise and pushing retail prices to GHS50/bag.Manufacturers have had no choice but to absorb a lot of the costs to keep cement prices at their current level.   Raw material prices continue to rise and the scarc...

NOCIBE raises cement price

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Nouvelle Cimenterie du Bénin (NOCIBE) will increase the price of cement from its plants from 1 September 2021. CEM II 32.5 R cement will cost XOF64,617/t (US$115.96/t), including tax while CEM II 42.5 R cement will be sold at XOF66,997/t, including tax. NOCIBE runs a 1.5Mta integrated cement works at Massé, Benin, and is the country’s largest cement producer.

Dangote Cement announces NGN150bn commercial paper programme

25 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has announced a new NGN150bn (US$364.84m) Commercial Paper Programme. The programme is expected to allow the company to broaden its funding sources and, combined with its NGN300bn multi-instrument issuance Bond programme, increase its access to capital market funding. The Commercial Paper will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes, according to a statement. "The establishment of a new NGN150bn Commercial Paper confirms Dangote Cement Plc’s ...

Lafarge Africa Plc announces 1H21 group revenues of NGN145m

18 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa PLC (Holcim group) announced 1H21 group revenue of NGN145m (US$351.9m) with gross profits of NGN48m. In the 2Q21, group revenue reached NGN73.5m and gross profits amounted to NGN28.9m. Group cement sales totalled NGN71.5m in the 2Q21 and NGN141.4m in the 1H21. Meanwhile, Aggregates and concrete sales amounted to NGN2m in the 2Q21 and NGN145m in the 1H21. Lafarge Africa Plc has a cement production capacity of 10.5Mta in Nigeria.