New cement plant in Nigeria inaugurated

Unicem, a joint venture of Lafarge (28  %), Holcim (28  %), ­Dangote (22  %) and Flour Mills (22  %) inaugurated on 12.05.2009 its new cement plant at Mfamosing, in Cross River State/Nigeria, in the presence of the Minister of Trade and Industry of Nigeria. Located less than one hundred kilometers south-east of Calabar, capital of Cross River State, the new plant has a capacity of 2.5 million tons of cement. It has been built by the consortium FLS/OIC on behalf of Unicem. Operational since February 2009, it meets the environmental standards applied by Lafarge. This cement plant is one of the largest which supplies one of the country’s most dynamic regions. It directly employs about 800 people and makes Unicem the third player from ­Nigeria cement market, which has been strong for several years.

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