Mozambique: new plant to start up this month


Updated Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:55:39 GMT

Cimentos da Beira, the latest cement producer in Mozambique, plans to export some of its cement production to neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi, said Wouter Trollip, the company's managing director.

The grinding plant, with a cement production capacity of 0.8Mta, is expected enter service in October, after testing the substation. Mr Trollip said the plant already has over 40,000t of clinker in stock to start cement production as soon as the power supply is guaranteed.

With British and South African investment of about US$45m through the company’s London-based Ambrian plc, Cimentos da Beira employs 70 workers and guarantees it has followed internationally-accepted dust abatement standards.

Sofala province has a further two cement plants: Cimentos de Moçambique and Austral Ciment, an Austrian investment, both located in Dondo.