Savannah Cement introduces special cement product

15 July 2015

Savannah Cement, which is the newest entrant into the cement market in Kenya, is set to launch a special kind of cement technically known as Hydraulic Road Binder (HRB) to be used for stabilisation of soils during road construction.

This new technology came after a request from the Kenyan Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. It has already been approved by the Kenya Bureau of Standards.

Savannah Cement MD, Ronald Ndegwa, confirmed the news and said that the company hopes to benefit from the recently set local content supply policy requirement by the government which states that 40% of all services and goods procured by the State should be locally produced.

The company is targeting county level and annuity-financed road construction projects as they are also involved in supply of cement to other infrastructure projects including the standard gauge railway.

According to Savannah Cement estimates, in Kenya road contractors currently import HRB, incurring up to 30% more costs than they would by using locally made products.

The HRB cement should cost less than conventional cement. Globally, HRB products are used in place of mainstream cement and lime products for soil stabilisation on loose road surfaces.

Savannah Cement is the newest entrant into the cement market in Kenya and has completed the construction and commissioning of a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly cement grinding plant with a capacity of 1.5 million tons a year.

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