Dangote Cement Cameroon receives first delivery of raw materials and is set to launch production

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Updated Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:40:56 GMT

Built on the banks of the Wouri River by Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote (for a total investment of 50 billion FCFA), the cement factory will enter production in January 2015 and will soon start selling cement on the Cameroonian market, affirms project chief, Baba Abduhallï.

The cement factory has already received its first shipments of raw materials, particularly clinker and gypsum as well as pozzolan from a quarry in the city of Tombel where Dangote Cement Cameroon has approval to use for 5 years.

From the start, Dangote Cement Cameroon is planning to produce 1.5 million tonnes of cement, bringing national production to around 3.6 million tonnes, including 500,000 tonnes from the Moroccan company, Cimaf and 1.6 million tonnes for Cimencam, the Lafarge group’s subsidiary.