Jidong Cement secures US$80m loan for South African project

Bygyh

Updated Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

South Africa: Chinese cement producer Jidong Cement has secured US$86.6m loan towards building a new cement plant at Koedoeskop in the northern state of Limpopo, South Africa. The 1Mt/yr greenfield project, Mamba Cement, comprises Jidong Cement and the China-African Development Fund, Wiphold.

"A master finance agreement was entered into between Nedbank Capital, Bank of China and a special-purpose vehicle known as Mamba Cement Company," said Nedbank head of infrastructure Brett Botha. South African bank Nedbank signed an agreement with Bank of China for the project on 27 March 2013.