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Train loadout completed in Ouagadougou

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Intercem has completed a train unloading station for Cimfaso, part of the Cim Metal Group, in Burkina Faso. The loadout was completed in August 2017 and is connected with the development of a cement grinding plant in Ouagadougou.

Cim Metal are currently developing three new cement grinding plants with Intercem: in addition to the Ougadougou site, plants will be located at Cimasso in Bobo Dioulasso, also in Burkina Faso, and Cim Ivoire in the port of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Each plant will include a train loadout and will be linked by rail. In addition, Cim Metal Group has procured 200 train wagons – the first 50 of which were received in mid-August at the Cim Faso plant.

The new rail link will supplement the companies existing fleet of 500 trucks, aiming to improve the supply of clinker to the Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso sites, as well as the transport of limestone from the Burkina sites to Abidjan.

The project will create 50 new jobs at the loadouts and for maintaining the train route.

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