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BUA Group expands cement production capacity to meet West African demand

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The BUA Group has concluded plans to expand its Sokoto Cement plant production capacity from 1.5 million t to 4.5 million t in order to meet demand in West African countries.

The Group’s Executive Director, Kabiru Rabiu, said in an interview with Vanguard, a Nigerian daily, that the company, which operates the Sokoto cement plant, has been one of the leading players in the cement subsector. He said: “BUA Group is doing a lot of exports of cement for example to Niger Republic from our Sokoto cement plant. We have just completed a brand new line of 1.5 million t, the plant was operating 500 000 t.

Rabiu added: “We have some challenges in terms of operations but we always work to overcome those challenges. For example, energy is always a challenge for us in Nigeria and Sokoto that was operating on a MP4 like you know, which was a problem because you have to get it from a refinery but now we are having support from the Federal Government which we are getting from the refineries most of the times.

“But more importantly now, we have built a new plant that is using coal and natural gas so we now have better flexibilities, and this was a challenge for us before but now, it is no longer a challenge.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/africa-middle-east/28062018/bua-group-expands-cement-production-capacity-to-meet-west-african-demand/

 

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