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Dangote, Sinoma ink agreement on new 6Mta cement plant in Ogun

L-R: Group Managing Director, Dangote Industries Limited, Olakunle Alake; Chairman, Sinoma International Engineering (Nanjing) Co. Ltd., Liu Renyue; President/CE, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote; President, Sinoma International Engineering (Nanjing) Co. Ltd., Yin Zhisong; and Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects & Portfolio Development, Dangote Industries Limited, Devakumar Edwin; at the Signing Ceremony in Lagos Photo: Dangote Group

*Aliko Dangote, President/Chief Executive of Dangote Group, discloses new integrated cement plant in Itori, Ogun State of Nigeria, will strengthen the local production capacity of Dangote Cement, bringing its local production capacity to 41.25 million tonnes per annum and total African capacity to 57.6 million tonnes per annum

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has signed an agreement with China Sinoma International Engineering to build a six million tonnes per annum cement plant in Itori, Ogun State.

The conglomerate Wednesday, February 1, 2023, stated Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, alongside Devakumar Edwin, Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects & Portfolio Development at DIL, while China Sinoma Engineering was represented by its Group President, Yin Zhisong, and the company’s Chairman, Liu Renyue, all signed the agreement.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dangote said that new integrated cement plant at completion would strengthen the local production capacity of Dangote Cement, bringing its local capacity to 41.25 million tonnes per annum and total African capacity to 57.6 million tonnes per annum.

The President of Dangote Group also noted that the Itori Cement Plant would also increase Nigeria’s capacity to export cement, thereby enabling more diversification and foreign exchange inflows for the economy.

According to Dangote, the project is further expected to develop the domestic economy through creation of thousands of indirect and direct jobs and drive economic development in the Itori axis.

Ancillary businesses, he stated will be drawn to the axis, who will be seeking to take advantage of the location of the cement plant to provide goods and services to staff, contractors and other stakeholders.

He added that constructing the new cement plant is in line with Dangote Group’s vision of producing goods locally, which were formerly imported despite the abundance of raw materials for local production of such goods.

He described Sinoma as a strategic partner who has been instrumental to the success of key projects in Dangote Group.

Dangote further stated: “We are comfortable working with your company.

“You have handled some of our key projects and I am positive that this project will be completed as scheduled.

In his comment, Yin Zhisong, Group President of China Sinoma Engineering, expressed satisfaction with the commitment and determination of the Dangote Group in building cement plants across Africa.

Zhisong said: “It is an honour for us to build another cement plant for Dangote Group.

“We are proud and happy to be on this journey with the company again.

“When operational, the plant is expected to have two Lines x 6,000 TPD Clinker Production with an installed daily total capacity of 12,000 TPD of Clinker production.”

According to him, it is expected to be completed within 27 months with best-in-class equipment in the cement industry, sourced from Europe’s major equipment suppliers.

The Dangote Group as well said that the plant would have its own captive power plant to generate electric power for use by cement kilns and other production processes.

The Itori Cement Plant will be Dangote Cement’s fourth cement plant constructed as a green field project in Nigeria, the rest are Obajana, Ibese and Okpella Plants.

Dangote Cement is Africa’s leading cement producer with 51.6Mta production capacity across Africa with Nigeria accounting for 35.25Mta.

Obajana plant in Kogi state, Nigeria, is the largest in Africa with 16.25Mta of capacity across five lines; Ibese plant in Ogun State has four cement lines with a combined installed capacity of 12Mta; Gboko plant in Benue state has 4Mta; and Okpella plant, in Edo State, has 3Mta.

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