Factory focuses on gypsum production in Sumbe, Angola

3 September 2009

Sumbe, Angola, 3 Sept – Around 10,000 tonnes of gypsite (gypsum rock) are produced every month at the Supergesso gypsum factory in Sumbe municipality, in Angola’s Kwanza Norte province, with a view to producing cement.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the technical director of SuperGesso, Francisco Nunes said that the company was producing 10,000 tonnes of gypsite for manufacturing cement, 4,000 tonnes for agriculture and 3,000 for gypsum calcination.

He said that the factory also produced blocks of plaster, boards, plaster for foundry moulds and for finishings.

“The need to re-launch this sector is the result of a need to support the process of national reconstruction and to bring an end to the import of products that can be manufactured domestically and sold at lower prices,” he explained.

Assembly of the factory took a year and two months and the unit has the capacity to explore gypsum for 300 years. (macauhub)