The Dangote Cement Plc has announced the commencement of the construction of a new three million metric tonnes per annum capacity cement grinding plant in Cote d ‘Ivoire.
The new project is coming just as the company announced the ground breaking of a new six million metric tonnes per annum Greenfield cement plant in Okpella, Edo State and commencement of works on a six million mtpa capacity plant in Itori, Ogun State.
Dangote Group Executive Director, Strategy, Projects and Portfolio Management, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, while making the disclosure in Lagos, said the Cote d ‘Ivoire project would cost the company $200million and would be completed in 18 months.
The project, which the director said has aroused a lot of interest from both the government and people of Cote d Ivoire, is sitting on over 60 hectares of land, next to the New Industrial Park in Yongbon, a city just outside of Abidjan, the nation capital.
The grinding plant, made up of two lines of 1.5 million metric tonnes capacity each, when completed, will more than double the total capacity of local cement production in the francophone West African nation, as the plant would raise total local cement production capacity of the country by over 100 per cent.