HeidelbergCement inaugurates new plants in Togo and Burkina Faso

13 March 2015

On 6 March HeidelbergCement inaugurated its new greenfield clinker plant in Togo. The Scantogo plant, located around 80 km from Lomé, employs 200 people directly and is expected to generate a further 1000 local jobs. The facility can produce 1.5 million tpy of clinker. Clinker exported from Scantogo will also help to create currency inflows for the country.

New HeidelbergCement clinker plant in Togo: Scantogo. (© HeidelbergCement).
Scantogo will supply clinker to HeidelbergCement’s West African cement grinding mills in Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin and Ghana, partially replacing imported clinker and increasing its competitive advantage in the region.

HeidelbergCement has been operating in Togo since 1984, with the Cimtogo grinding facility in Lomé. It recently commenced construction of a 0.25 million t cement grinding plant in Kara, in the north of the country, which is scheduled for completion in 2017.

HeidelbergCement has also inaugurated the new Cimburkina cement grinding plant near to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The US$50 million cement grinding plant has a capacity of 0.8 million tpy. It will create an estimated 100 direct and 300 indirect jobs.

An increased presence in Sub-Saharan Africa
With the inauguration of the two new facilities, HeidelbergCement now has a cement production capacity of 10 million tpy across eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Its operations include three integrated cement plants, one clinker plant and eight grinding plants.


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