Savannah Cement confirms second milling plant
Kenyan cement manufacturer Savannah Cement has confirmed plans to invest over US$198.3mn on its second milling plant near Kitengela, in Kajiado County to meet growing demand.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Leading Economic Indicators for October 2014, the quantity of cement produced in the country increased from 465,483 metric tonnes in September 2014 to 490,568 metric tonnes in October 2014.
The milling plant would feature Roller Press Technology, which allows for eco-friendly, dust- and related emissions-free cement production.
Savannah Cement MD Ronald Ndegwa said that the plans are also at an advanced stage for the ground breaking of a clinker manufacturing plant in 2015.
“Once the two plants are installed, Savannah Cement will be taking pole position as a truly integrated and most eco-friendly cement manufacturer,” Ndegwa added. The firm would also be expanding its product range to meet customers’ demands.
In Kenya, Savannah Cement is the key producer of the uniquely formulated 32.5R and 42.4R Rapid strength development cements formulated to meet all building needs.
The firm has also revealed that it is set to secure a commercial production approval for its latest innovation – Hydraulic Road Binder (HRB), developed in response to a request by the Kenyan Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. With this, Savannah Cement would become the first sub-Saharan Africa cement manufacturer to manufacture such a specialised product.