Dangote starts building 3Mt/yr clinker grinding plant in Ivory Coast

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Updated Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:35:56 GMT

Ivory Coast: Dangote Cement has started to build a 3Mt/yr clinker grinding plant in Yongbon near Abidjan. The plant will be cost US$200m and be completed by late 2017 according to Devakumar Edwin, Dangote Group Executive Director, Strategy, Projects and Portfolio Management.

The grinding plant will consist of two 1.5Mt/yr lines. Once complete the plant is expected to double the country’s cement production capacity. Indian engineering firm Ayoki Fabricon is managing the project subcontracting Thyssenkrupp. Once complete the plant is expected to create over 3000 direct and indirect jobs, according to local media.