The Kwanza Sul Cement Factory (FCKS) plans to increase production in the short and medium term in order to reach 4,500 tons per day, exceeding the current production of 4,200 tons per day, the director of the plant’s accounting department said.
Alberto Kiala told Angolan news agency Angop that increased production would result from increased financial resources to buy raw materials such as fuel.
The company that produces the “Yetu” brand of cement started operating in Angola in February 2014 and its plant is built in an area of 14,000 hectares.
The plant has units for manufacturing clinker, a power plant with a capacity of 41 megawatts and a factory to produce paper bags for packing cement.
Cement is composed of limestone, clay and plaster, raw materials that are available in the province, and the iron oxide needed for production comes from Jamba Mineira, in southern Huila province. (macauhub/AO)