Cameroon to build fifth cement plant

11 July 2018

Cameroon-based Engineering Construction Manufacturing and Trading Ltd (ECMT) has announced the construction of a cement plant in Ebolowa (south) for a cost of CFA15bn (US$26.7m), following an agreement signed with the Investment Promotion Agency (API).

The new plant will have a cement capacity of 0.5Mta and will bring the number of cement plants in Cameroon to five. These plants include the 1.5Mta Cameroon Cement works (CIMENCAM), a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, and Dangote Cement Cameroon’s (DCC) 1.5Mta plant in Douala.

The other two facilities include a 0.5Mta plant operated by Ciment d’Afrique (CIMAF), owned by the Moroccan Addoha Group, and Medcem Cameroon (Eren Holding, Turkey) that has a new 0.5Mta plant in Douala.

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