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HeidelbergCement is to construct a new cement plant in Burkina Faso

World Cement,

HeidelbergCement is to construct a 650 000 tpa cement grinding plant near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The greenfield plant represents an investment of US$50 million and is being constructed as part of a joint venture with local partners. The new plant will boost local infrastructure and housing and create 100 direct jobs. Commissioning is set for late 2014.

The plant in Burkina Faso, along with HeidelbergCement’s cement plants in Togo, Benin and some of those in Ghana, will receive their supply of clinker from a new facility in Togo, once it has undergone commissioning in early 2015.

Commenting on the new cement plant, Dr Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement stated: “The construction of the new cement grinding plant is part of our strategy of expanding our clinker and cement capacities in growth markets. These include, in particular, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. For many years, we have exported cement to Burkina Faso from our grinding plant in Togo. Our new plant will strengthen our position in the country as well as in the whole region.”

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.

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