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PPC Zimbabwe's capacity to rise to 1.5Mta in 2016

04 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) plans to expand its cement capacity to 1.5Mta from the current 1.1Mta, following the completion of the company's new Msasa cement plant next year. The US$86m Msasa plant is expected to be commissioned in September 2016. The group expects to invest a total US$$200m on the 0.7Mta Msasa plant when the company finalises the entire project. The firm is still looking for a reliable source of limestone for the second phase of the project which entails establishment ...

Zimbabwe offers Dangote growth

04 September 2015, Published under Cement News

The Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, head of the Dangote Group, visited Zimbabwe this week and struck investment deals in mining, cement manufacturing and power generation. Dangote separately met President Robert Mugabe and his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, as well as mining, transport and local government ministers. He was particularly forthcoming about the cement manufacturing plant, telling journalists after meeting Mr Mnangagwa, that he was looking to set-up "an integrated cement pla...

Dangote opens grinding plant in Cameroon, Zimbabwe works on the cards

01 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has inaugurated its 1.5Mta cement grinding plant in Douala, Cameroon. In addition, the company laid the foundation for a 200m terminal in Base Elf area, of the Douala Port. President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said he company has decided to begin work on the second phase of the plant, which will see the doubling of its capacity to 3Mta. Zimbabwe plans The company has also indicated its intention to open a US$400m cement plant in Zimbabwe with a capacity of 1....

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24 August 2015, Published under Cement News

PPC has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 0.7Mta cement works in Msara, near Harare, Zimbabwe. The US$80m plant, which will become the company’s second facility in the country, is due to be commissioned in the second half of this year. The plant is currently under construction by China’s Sinoma International Engineering. “While our existing plant in Bulawayo has positioned us well in Matabeleland, it is clear that much of the country’s future growth centres around Harare and north...

PPC hosts groundbreaking ceremony for Zimbabwe plant

11 August 2015, Published under Cement News

PPC has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 0.7Mta plant in Msasa, Zimbabwe. The US$80m plant will be the company’s second cement facility in the country.  Speaking at the event, Njombo Lekula, the managing director of PPC, said the investment PPC was making in the Msasa plant was a vote of confidence in Zimbabwe’s future. “PPC Zimbabwe is looking to the future of the country, with today’s event providing a promise of things to come. While our existing factory in Bulawayo has positio...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe secures additional funding for plant upgrades

11 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has secured approval from its parent company, Lafarge Group, to invest an additional $5m on plant upgrades this year. The cement maker last year announced plans to invest about $10m-$15m on upgrading grinding capabilities. According to the company, the plant upgrades will push its volumes from 0.39Mta to 0.5Mta.   Speaking to local press at the sidelines of the company's AGM, Amal Tantawi, chief executive of Lafarge Zimbabwe, told The Herald Business that the all the...

Chinese firm signs MoU for Masvingo plant, Zimbabwe

02 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Masvingo Rural District Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Xhing Xhong Cement Co of China for the establishment of a new cement plant in Zimbabwe. “I can confirm that we’ve agreed with an investor who wants to establish a cement plant in Chief Charumbira’s area. We’ve signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the investor and it’s now left to them to start the project,” Martin Mubviro, CEO of Masvingo Rural District Council, was quoted by the  Chronicle (Zimbabwe) as sayi...

PPC's first-half revenue lifted by higher Zimbabwe, Botswana and Rwanda volumes

19 May 2015, Published under Cement News

PPC’s group cement sales volumes rose by five per cent above last year's figure, with strong demand growth in its African businesses offsetting lower demand in the core South African business. PPC’s revenue increased by nine per cent to ZAR4541m (2014: ZAR4157m) for the half year ended March 2015, on the back of increased volumes in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Rwanda, as well as the consolidation of sales from Safika Cement and Pronto Readymix. Cement selling prices declined in South Afric...

PPC Zimbabwe on course for 2016 mill commissioning

09 March 2015, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe Ltd is expected to commission its new cement mill at its plant in Harare next year, an official has said. "We are spending about $75m on our Harare mill this year and we are expecting to commission it in the first quarter of 2016," PPC Zimbabwe managing director Njombo Lekula told AllAfrica news. Mr Lekula said that the company was also investing over $6m dollars on their Bulawayo and Colleen Bawn plants aimed at improving production. "We will be spending about $6.4m for our ...

Zimbabwe: Chinese project faces mining hurdle

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Chinese plans to set up a cement-making factory in Zvishavane have run in to problems after it emerged that the mining rights in the area belong to Shabanie Mashaba Mines (SMM). Top Zimbabwe government sources told the Zimbabwe Independent this week the project was supposed to be set up some 30km from the mineral-rich town of Zvishavane along the Zvishavane-Mbalabala road. However, they [the Chinese investors] can only set up the factory when the issue of mining claims to the area held by S...