Cimpor plans to increase cement production in Mozambique to 2.4 million tons

30 September 2013

Cimpor plans to increase its cement production capacity in Mozambique to 2.4 million tons per year once its new mill at Dondo starts operating, according to a statement from the group controlled by InterCement, of Brazilian group Camargo Corrêa.

“With this organic growth, Cimentos de Moçambique increases its annual production capacity by around half a million tons of cement, more than doubling the current capacity of the Dondo plant, which supplies the markets of Sofala, Tete, Manica and southern Zambézia provinces,” noted a statement from the group

The new Dondo cement mill went into its testing phase on 27 August, and since then has produced over 6,000 tons more than its installed capacity (0.4 million tons).

Throughout September, the new Cimpor unit in Mozambique was testing its equipment to adjust production to the progressive increase in milling capacity.

In July of this year Cimentos de Moçambique signed a rental contract on a mill located near the Matola plant, thus increasing its production capacity by 220,000 tons per year.

Cimpor has 40 production units and an installed capacity of 45 million tons per year. As well as in Mozambique it is present in Portugal, South Africa, Egypt, Cape Verde, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. (macauhub)