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Zimbabwe: Filabusi cement plant in planning stages

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Local entrepreneurs plan to establish a cement manufacturing company in Filabusi, Insiza district, with a cement capacity of 0.5Mta, according to the Zimbabwe Chronicle. Philani Mpofu, who runs an engineering and construction firm based in Bulawayo, said major preliminary works have been carried out on the limestone resources. “We started working on this project in 2014 and have covered a lot of groundwork. Because this is a massive project we’ve engaged Danish Cement Consultants to assis...

PPC eyes longer-term growth outside of Africa

16 March 2016, Published under Cement News

PPC has unveiled a new expansion strategy that envisages doubling the business every 10 years and growing beyond its traditional markets in Africa. In an investor presentation posted on PPC's website ahead of this week’s Merrill Lynch conference in Sun City, the company set out its ambitions for the future even as it warned of falling cement sales in the first months of FY16.  In the presentation, PPC states that it is on course to raise capacity to 12.7Mta by 2018 (a 47.7 per cent inc...

Dangote Cement

26 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has reaffirmed its commitment to invest in a new cement works in Zimbabwe. Work on the planned 1.5Mta integrated plant will reportedly begin this year at a cost of around US$400m. This follows the formation of Dangote Cement Zimbabwe in September last year. The precise location of the plant is yet to be confirmed. Concerns were raised late last year when Zimbabwe was left off a list of countries the company was intending to invest in during an interview with Reuters. This l...

PPC

01 December 2015, Published under Cement News

In its results for the year ended 30 September 2015, PPC has reported a “significantly improved second half financial and operational performance”. Revenue has advanced by two per cent to ZAR9227m (US$642.6m) while EBITDA has grown by 0.2 per cent to ZAR2362m. Following a 45 per cent decline in 1H15, net profit then improved by 23 per cent in the second half, ending the year down by 17 per cent at ZAR698m. Cement sales over the period fell by two per cent while aggregates slipped by five per...

Lafarge Zimbabwe reports half-year loss

05 October 2015, Published under Cement News

The local Zimbabwe unit of LafargeHolcim reported an after tax loss of ZMD1.39m for the half year to June from a loss of ZWD1.32m in the prior comparable period, on weak demand as the country’s construction industry remains subdued. Lafarge Zimbabwe said volumes of cement sales were down seven per cent during the first half of the year, resulting in a decline in revenue to ZMD25.4m from ZMD28.2m. Operating loss widened to ZMD1.8m from ZMD1.7m incurred in 2014. “The construction industry r...

Dangote Cement

29 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Following a recent visit to Zimbabwe by Aliko Dangote, head of the Dangote Group, the company has announced plans to open a 1.5Mta grinding plant in the country. The plans have reportedly been approved by the Zimbabwean government with construction on the US$400m plant rumoured to begin in 1Q16. The news comes as the company celebrated the inauguration of its 1.5Mta grinding plant in Douala, Cameroon, and announced plans to begin work on phase two of the plant, doubling its capacity. The ...

PPC

29 September 2015, Published under Cement News

A shake-up in its cement facilities means PPC Zimbabwe expects to be producing 1.5Mta of cement by this time next year, compared to its current 1.1Mta. At the heart of its expansion plans is a new, US$86m plant in Msasa, Harare, which is due to be operational by mid-2016. The new plant is expected to help PPC take advantage of the expected boom in construction activity in the country, driven by the government’s renewed focus on infrastructure, most notably in housing and road projects. A sec...

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....