Dangote Signs Agreement For New Cement Plant In Ogun
Dangote Industries Limited has completed arrangement for the construction of another cement plant in Ogun State.
The second cement plant to be sited in Itori, will have a capacity to produce six million metric tonnes of cement per annum.
President of the Dangote Group of Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has signed the agreement to build the cement plant. The cement plant will be constructed by a Chinese firm, China Sinoma International Engineering in Abuja.
Dangote said the proposed integrated cement plant to be completed in 27 months, would raise the output of Dangote Cement plants in Nigeria to 41.25 million metric tonnes yearly.
Three other Dangote cement plants in Nigeria are located at Ibeshe in Ogun State, Obajana in Kogi State and Okpella in Edo State.
Dangote explains that the Itori cement plant when completed would have capacity to produce 12,000 metric tonnes of clinker daily.
Dangote described Sinoma as a strategic partner who has been instrumental to the success of key projects of the group.
“We are comfortable working with your company. You have handled some of our key projects and I am positive that this project will be completed as scheduled,” he said.
Zhisong, on his part, expressed satisfaction with the commitment and determination of Dangote Group in building cement plants across Africa.
“It is an honour for us to build another cement plant for Dangote Group. We are proud and happy to be on this journey with the company again,” he said.