HeidelbergCement has commissioned a new cement mill with an annual capacity of 1 million tonnes at its Tema cement grinding plant in Ghana. Capital expenditure amounted to € 16 million. With around 300 000 inhabitants, Tema is one of the most important coastal cities of the country, located 25 km to the east of the capital of Accra. HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary, Ghacem Ltd., operates two cement grinding plants in the coastal cities of Tema and Takoradi. With the commissioning of the new mill, the company increased its cement grinding capacity to 3.7 million t/a.
The commissioning of the new cement mill is part of the group´s strategy of focusing on expanding its clinker and cement capacities in attractive growth markets. In addition to Asia and Eastern Europe, these include, in particular, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.