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New entrants to help meet Nigeria's increasing cement demand

30 July 2021, Published under Cement News

This week Nigeria has caught attention with announcements of new cement capacity. Not only has Dangote Cement cut the tape on its US$1bn cement plant near Okpella in Edo State, but there has also been an announcement that new entrant Madugu Cement will establish a 5Mta greenfield cement plant in Gombe State. While the country is building its cement capacity at an astonishing rate, cement demand is still outpacing output and the extra capacity is not yet being reflected in lower cement prices...

Lafarge Africa Plc opts for 52 LNG trucks

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

At Lafarge Africa Plc (Holcim group) has reaffirmed its commitment towards affordable and clean energy, through the launch of a new set of 52 LNG-fuelled trucks. The implementation of the natural gas powered trucks in partnership with Ecologique will improve environmental performance as LNG generates 30 per cent less CO 2   t han fuel oil and 45 per cent less than coal. The combustion of natural gas dissipates much more quickly in the air, leaving no particles or residue.   Spe...

Senegal demand surges but exports fall in April

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Senegalese cement market expanded by 158.7 per cent in April 2021, according to the Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Demographie. However, domestic output declined by 9.9 per cent while export sales slipped by 3.5 per cent YoY in April 2021.

Nigeria to build new 5Mta cement plant in Gombe State

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Madugu Cement is set to establish a 5Mta cement factory in Kembu and Kwali districts of Akko and Yalmatu Deba, Gombe State, Nigeria.  The plant will be built by Sinoma International Engineering Company Ltd in partnership. Gombe State Governor,  Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, said: "Your coming here is very apt and we welcome you most profoundly because we benefitted from the existence of the one and only cement company in the sub-region, in fact in the whole of the north we have only four cem...

Dangote's Edo plant is ready to start production

23 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's US$1bn plant in Edo, Nigeria, is completed and set for commissioning. The plant has a cement production capacity of 6Mta and is built on a 100ha plot. The integrated cement plant, near Okpella, was built by Sinoma International Engineering Co and   1500 local workers collaborated with the Chinese engineers on the project. The factory would employ at least 6000 persons when it commenced operations. Mr Patrick Omokagbo, director of Stakeholder Management at Dangote ...

Cimencam appoints new executive board chairman

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s former Minister of Mining, Jacques-Yves Mbélé Ndoé has been appointed chairman of the Cimencam’s executive board and as a result, is also the representative of the country’s President in the company’s executive board. He succeeds Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo as of 13 July 2021. After his training in Dakar, Senegal, Mr Mbélé Ndoé joined the Cameroon government from 7 December 1997 until 24 August 2002. His appointment comes days after Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana’s ...

Dangote acquires 20,000 vehicles to improve distribution

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has acquired 20,000 additional vehicles to improve the distribution of its products across the country. The vehicles, made up of trucks, trailers and tippers, represent an investment of US$150m. "These assets would meet the expected increase in demand for transportation of cement to every part of the country and create employment for over 4000 people in Nigeria," said Dangote spokesperson Tony Chiejine. "We have acquired the new trucks in line with our new expan...

Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce threatens to shut down Cimencam plant

01 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce, Luc Mbarga Atangana has informed LafargeHolcim’s Cameroon subsidiary Cimencam it will shut down the cement plant if it proceeds to increase its prices unilaterally.   If the price increase goes ahead, Mr Mbarga Atangana has said that he will see himself “in the obligation to order the installation of seals on your installations.” Cement is a product that is subject to the preliminary price approval procedure.      

Ghana's EPA shuts down operations at Empire Cement

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency shut down the operations of Empire Cement on Friday after it began operations without a permit, according to the Ghana News Agency. The company was reportedly provided with an interim permit to manufacture packaging but entered into cement production. Workers at the factory stated that they were not aware that it did not have a permit.

Ghana cement plant construction could be halted by injunction

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

President of the McCarthy Hill Residents Association, Eddie Quaynor, has disclosed the association will take out an injunction to stop the new construction of the new Empire cement factory in South McCarthy Hill, Ghana, if authorities do not ensure its closure.   The McCarthy Hill Residents Association recently held a press conference to protest against the location of a cement factory at South McCarthy Hill along the main road leading to Weija. Mr Quaynor informed that several petition...