Cimentos de Moçambique, pertaining to Brazil’s Cimpor group, has ordered from the American Air Filter company the manufacture and installation of a filter to reduce emissions at the Matola cement plant on the outskirts of the Mozambican capital Maputo, a company spokesman announced.
The order will cost Cimentos de Moçambique US$8 million and should be installed by the US company in 2014.
The Mozambican company’s management is convinced that the new filter’s installation “will significantly improve the environment along with the wellbeing and health of Matola residents,” said spokesman Sérgio Bandeira, cited by the international press.
Cimentos de Moçambique is the country’s top cement producer, with annual production of nearly 1 million tons.
The shareholder structure of Cimpor – Cimentos de Portugal was changed after a takeover bid in 2012. Brazil’s InterCement then (held by the Brazilian group Camargo Corrêa) assumed control of a majority of the Portuguese cement maker’s capital. (macauhub)