Mira to build 1Mt/yr cement plant in Cameroon
Mira plans to build a 1Mt/yr cement plant in Douala at a estimated cost of US$53m. The Swiss engineering firm has reportedly signed an agreement with the government of Cameroon. The new plant will create about 1600 direct and indirect jobs.
Once built the new plant will be the fifth in Cameroon. Existing cement plants operating in the country include the LafargeHolcim subsidiary Cameroon Cement (CIMENCAM), the Morocco-based African Cement (CIMAF), the local subsidiary of the Nigerian Dangote cement group (DCC) and Medecem Cameroon, a subsidiary of the Turkish Eren Holdings.
Total production of cement in Cameroon is estimated at around 3.5Mt/yr and domestic demand is estimated at 5Mt/yr.