Cimentos de Moçambique to expand production at its Dondo cement plant

24 July 2012

Cement company Cimentos de Moçambique plans to increase production at its Dondo plant, in Mozambique’s Sofala province, from 315,000 tons per year to 790,000 tons per year, by installing a new mill, a company source told Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

Expansion of production at the Dondo factory is expected to cost 17 million euros and is part of a larger project to modernise the Cimentos de Moçambique plants across the country. On Monday the first ship carrying mechanical and electrical equipment for the Dondo factory was unloaded.

Construction of the new mill is, according to the source, fulfilment of a “dream” that began in April 2011 by signing the engineering, supply and equipment installation contract.

Cimentos de Moçambique’s global plan includes installing a new mill in Matola, with a capacity of 600,000 tons per year, which has been operating since last year, converting the furnace process in clinker production from coal to natural gas and installing a filter in the clinker cooler.

The company also plans to modernise the medium/high voltage network and replace its bagging lines at the Matola, Dondo and Nacala plants, in an overall investment of some 33 million euros.

Cimentos de Moçambique is 82 percent-owned by Cimentos de Portugal (Cimpor) and by Mozambican state companies Portos e Caminhos de Ferro e Empresa Moçambicana de Seguros. (macauhub)