Angola: Huambo brick plant opens in December

14 August 2008

Caala, Angola, 14 Aug – Construction of the Uniceramica brick and tile factory in the municipality of Caala in Huambo province will conclude in December, company engineer Benedito Rodolfo told state news agency Angop on Tuesday.

Rodolfo said building of the plant began over two years ago and machinery, such as a hopper, grinder, mixer, extruder and power generator is currently being installed for production of bricks and slates.

A 120 meter-tall tunnel kiln is also being installed at the factory to bake clay with diesel and a drier of 80 meters in length, which can be used as a cooler for hot bricks.

Uniceramica will be the only brick plant in the province and will have a daily production capacity of 35,000 bricks and more than 20,000 tiles. (macauhub)