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Dangote Cement begins operation at Cameroon plant

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Reports indicate that Dangote Cement Plc has begun operations at its 1.5 million tpy cement plant in Douala, Cameroon. The plant, which took an investment of US$150 million, has begun operating at a capacity of 1 million tpy, producing 42.5-grade cement. This news follows the announcements in recent weeks that Dangote Cement’s new plant in Senegal has commenced operations, and that the plants in Ethiopia and Zambia will begin production shortly. Ongoing projects include 1.5 million tpy plants in Tanzania, Gabon and the Republic of Congo, and a 3 million tpy plant in South Africa. A 3 million tpy clinker line is also being added to the Obajana plant in Nigeria.

The new plant in Cameroon was contracted to Sinoma and includes state-of-the-art equipment from Germany, the US and France. More than 1000 people will be employed directly by the plant, which is also thought to generate a further 5000 indirect jobs.

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