TOGO/BURKINA FASO

HeidelbergCement inaugurates new greenfield clinker and cement­ capacities in Togo and Burkina Faso

HeidelbergCement inaugurated the new greenfield Scantogo clinker plant in Togo on 06.03.2015. The new US$ 250 million plant possesses an annual capacity of 1.5 million tons (5000 t/d) and is located at Tabligbo, some 80 km north east of the capital city Lomé. More than 2000 guests attended the ceremony, among them the President of the Republic of Togo, the President of the National Assembly and the German ambassador in Togo. With the Scantogo investment, HeidelbergCement has become the largest German foreign investor in Togo.

A day earlier, on 05.03.2015, ­HeidelbergCement furthermore i­n­augurated the new Cimburkina cement grinding plant in Burkina Faso, the neighbouring country of Togo to the north. The new US$ 50 million plant has an annual capacity of 0.8 million tons and is located near the capital city Ou­agadougou. More than 400 guests attended the ceremony, including the minister of Industry and Commerce, the representative of the Minister of Economy and Finance, the local representative of the Emperor of the Mossi people as well as a number of traditional chiefs and religious leaders.

“The new greenfield facilities are part of our strategy of expanding our cement capacities in growth markets. In addition to Asia these include, in particular, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa”, said Dr. Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement who attended both inauguration ceremonies together with Mr. Daniel Gauthier, Member of the Managing Board of ­HeidelbergCement responsible for ­Africa, and the General Management of the ­HeidelbergCement Africa team, including the respective country managers.

HeidelbergCement has also recently started to build a 0.25 million ton cement capacity greenfield grinder in the Kara region in the northern part of Togo, which will be ready by 2017.

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