Dangote Cement to install 2nd kiln line in Zambia

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Local Zambian press reported that Dangote Cement plans to double its investment in Zambia by building a second cement plant. Their integrated 1.5 Mta plant in Ndola (photo), 271 km from Lusaka, opened in 2.Q in 2015. The plant has more than 240 Mt of limestone reserves. Here, Dangote produces 42.5-grade cement to compete to the lower but dominant 32.5-grade in the market. Last year a strong volume growth has been achieved including exports to Zimbabwe, Burundi, DRC and Malawi. Up to now, no official statement on the investment has been given by Dangote Cement.