Cameroon’s presidency to open new Dangote Cement plant

25 August 2015

Cameroun’s President Paul Biya and Nigeria’s Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, are expected to lead public and private sector operators in both Cameroun and Nigeria at the formal inauguration of Dangote Group’s 1.5-million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) cement plant at the Douala Ports, Cameroun on Thursday.

The opening of the Cameroun plant which cost the company about $250 million, will be another step towards Dangote’s plan to increase cement output from all its plants in Africa to 53 million tonnes by 2017.

The past three months have seen the inauguration of Dangote cement plants in Ethiopia, Zambia, Senegal, joining those in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Niger, Mali, Cote d’ Ivoire, Congo and Ghana. Cameroun’s formal inauguration on Thursday will take the company’s total cement output to 45 mmtpa by 2016.

While the company is already producing cement in Zambia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Senegal, Cameroun, Ghana and Nigeria, new plants in the other African nations and Nepal have reached advanced stages of construction, with many to be opened before the end of 2017.

Expansion of some operational plants is currently ongoing.


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