Dangote Cement factory is a Cement factory in Tanzania whose construction was completed in 2015. It is the largest cement factory in Tanzania.
The Dangote Cement factory had its official groundbreaking on May 27, 2013, and it was completed in just over a year. With the factory in operation, Tanzania is well on its way to joining the group of African nations that produce all of their own cement.
The factory has had sufficient limestone deposits for 149 years, at roughly 500 million tonnes, to produce substantial quantities of high-quality 32.5 and 42.5-grade types of cement. To satisfy local market demands at reasonable prices as well as nearby export markets by sea.
Reported in May 2014
Dangote on track to complete Tanzanian cement factory
Nigeria`s Aliko Dangote, who is among the richest men in Africa, and the richest in Nigeria has revealed that the Dangote Group will partner with the Tanzanian government to complete a US$600m cement factory.
The Tanzanian plant has reached 25% completion and is expected to produce up to 3,000,000 metric tons of cement annually. The plant is expected to supply Tanzania’s one million-ton cement deficit.
Dangote was speaking in Nigeria during a visit to Dangote’s Kogi-based Obajana cement plant by the Tanzanian president Dr. Jakaya Kikwete who was in Nigeria attending the recently concluded World Economic Forum on Africa.
Tanzania’s domestic demand stands at 4 million tons with an annual growth rate of 10% while the production capacity of the existing plants is 3.5 million tons per annum. The 3 large local firms are Twiga, Tanga, and Mbeya Cement
Dangote said that the group plans to invest US$5bn in cement production in over 16 African countries.
Dangote to commission newly constructed cement plant in Tanzania
Leading cement manufacturer in Africa Dangote Cement is set to commission a new cement plant in Tanzania in October. The 3.0 million metric tonnes per annum cement plant is constructed in Mtwara District.
The commissioning of the new cement plant in Tanzania is part of the company’s expansion strategy in Africa. The plant is numbered fourth in the expansion series after Ethiopia, Zambia, and Cameroun. However, other cement plants in Senegal and South Africa are due for commissioning this year as construction works are ongoing in several other African countries.
The ground-breaking construction of the cement plant in Tanzania was done on May 27, 2013. It’s now 24 months down the line and the plant is now ready for commissioning. Tanzania is on the verge to become one of the African self-sufficient countries in cement production. Dangote Group is also expected to hold the ground-breaking ceremony for the 25 hectares of jetty land at Mgao village in Mtwara District in Tanzania on the same day.
Different African Presidents have applauded the Nigerian entrepreneur, Dangote for his company’s massive investments across Africa, among them being the Cameroonian President, Paul Biya, who recently commissioned the 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum Dangote Cement grinding plant in Douala. President Biya described the cement plant as a significant project that will develop the industrialization of the country’s economy.
Dangote is said to have spurred the industrialization of many African economies through the establishment of integrated cement plants. The plants are, however, geared towards growing the directly engaged African countries to be self-sufficient in cement production.