Dangote announces commencement of cement plant in Cameroon

10 April 2015

Dangote Cement Plc has announced the commencement of operations in its $150 million cement plant in Douala, Cameroon to further consolidate its Pan African production profile, following closely on the inauguration of another 1.5 million tonne capacity plant in Senegal.

Management have listed six plants across five African countries scheduled for completion this year.

According to the Group President and Chief Executive, Aliko Dangote, when completed the plants at various stages of construction, will add about 13.5 million metric tonnes of cement yearly to the existing capacity.

The ongoing plant projects include Zambia, 1.5mmtpa; Tanzania, 1.5mmtpa; South-Africa 3mmtpa; Republic of Congo, 1.5mmtpa; and Gabon 1.5mmtpa and Senegal 1.5mmtpa.

According to Dangote, the Douala plant will revolutionise the cement industry in Cameroon and help stimulate the Eastern African economy as Dangote Cement will produce its 42.5-grade cement at a very competitive price.


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