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East Africa Portland Cement Company forced to put out a tender for the supply of clinker

World Cement,

East Africa Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has been forced to put out a tender for the supply of clinker as a result of the construction of its new clinker kiln suffering delays. Over the 2010/11 financial year, EAPCC is like to require some 140 000 t of clinker to meet its manufacturing needs.

Under construction
EAPCC began construction of the new line last year, which would double production capacity from 450 000 tpa to 900 000 tpa. Just before this, the company had commissioned a 1.3 million tpa closed-circuit mill.  John Nyambok, Managing Director at EAPCC, remarked that the project was intended for completion within “the shortest time possible,” but is not yet near completion.

Staying specific
Due to a previous incident that involved similar circumstances and contracts being cancelled, EAPCC has specified that bidders must demonstrate that they are the manufacturers/producers of the clinker, show proof of incorporation, location, ownership and contact details and must also demonstrate technical and financial capacity to deliver the supplies. Furthermore, the companies must have an installed capacity of at least 10 000 tpd and supply certified audited financial results encompassing the last three years.

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