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West Africa powers up

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

West Africa’s booming population and economic development are expected to fuel cement consumption in the long term and the region’s prospects look bright. However, as the regional cement sector rapidly builds production capacity to keep pace with anticipated demand, challenges remain for the industry, including inflation, lower oil receipts and power shortages. By ICR Research, UK. Ghana: HeidelbergCement's Tema plant keeps production rolling West Africa’s population is set to m...

Dangote Cement appoints two regional CEOs

01 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has appointed two new Regional Chief Executive Officers (RCEOs) to lead its Nigeria and West and Central Africa divisions. Arvind Pathak has been named the new RCEO of Nigeria while Vivek Chawla is the new RCEO for West and Central Africa. Mr Chawla has over 30 years of experience in the cement industry working across functions including management, operations, sales & marketing, projects and commercial. Prior to his appointment at Dangote Cement Plc which became effective ...

Price variations across UEMOA capitals

29 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The price of a 50kg bag of cement varies from XAF3000 (US$5.01) to XAF6000 across the six capitals of Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) states.  In Senegal’s capital, Dakar, the price is XOF3000, one of the lowest in the west African sub-region. Meanwhile, in Lomé (Togo) it is XOF4050 and in Cotonou, Benin, 50kg of cement costs XOF4200. Consumers in Bamako, Mali, pay XOF4500 while their counterparts in Yaoundé, Cameroon, part with XOF4400-4600. Prices are marke...

New orders for Cemengal in South America and MEA

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemengal has signed new orders for conventional grinding stations and its Plug&Grind ® solution to undisclosed customers in the South America, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions over the past few weeks.   South America Plug&Grind Cement grinding plant with a production capacity of 90,000tpa: ball mill Ø2.2m x 9.5m and 500kW; bag filter for 25,000m³/h. The scope of supply includes electrical sub-station to feed the new P&G unit and cement transfer infrastructure to existing silos...

West Africa surplus looms

21 July 2014, Published under Cement News

West African economies have performed well over the last decade, registering annual growth rates of up to eight per cent. However, as the region furiously builds new production facilities, overcapacity is set to hit the cement sector and the environment remains rather uncertain. By Trond Waerp & Finn Arnoldsen, Africa Consulting Services, Norway. West Africa’s cement producers can look forward to declining import volumes as the region is increasingly capable of supplying the domest...

Nigeria eliminates need for imports in first nine months

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CMAN) has stated that Nigeria has not imported cement since the beginning of the year, thus helping the Federal Government’s aim of making the country self-sufficient in cement. Speaking at a forum in Calabar, Cross River State, at the weekend, president of CMAN, Joseph Makoju, lauded the Federal Government for policies that have prevented the need for cement imports, thereby, protecting local industries. “For the first time in Nigeria’s h...