Angola has new cement plant in Kwanza Sul province

5 May 2014

The recently inaugurated Kwanza Sul Cement Plant (Fábrica de Cimento do Kwanza Sul – FCKS) will now start supplying cement in Angola following a construction period of four years and six months of tests, said director Tembua Mucazo Roberto.

The project, which cost around US$600 million, was funded by South Korean group Samsung Corp and is located in  a region containing clay, limestone and other raw materials needed to make cement for exploration over the next 100 years.

At the inauguration ceremony, Tembua Mucazo Roberto said that the plant had a daily production capacity of 4,500 tons as a result of processing 4,200 tons of clinker per day.

“Every day we are serving 150 trucks, not only from this province, but from the rest of the country,” noted the director adding that, if current daily production indicators remain in place, the plant will produce around 1.5 million tons of cement a year.

FCKS has a production capacity very similar to that of Nova Cimangola, which since 2013 has had an annual production of between 1.2 million and 1.8 million tons.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, ETA Star, of Dubai, carried out construction work and Angolan company JVT inspected the work. (macauhub/AO)