Bua Group is to commence construction of a second cement production line at its Obu Cement Plant with a $600 million deal with Sinoma CBMI, China’s cement technical company. This followed the successful commencement of operations at new Obu Cement Plant in Edo State. With the deal, BUA Group is set to raise the plant capacity to 7 million metric tonnes per annum.
The scope of work is from limestone crushing to cement packing and shipment, which include the engineering and design, procurement, erection, training and commissioning. The entire project will be completed in 32 months.
Speaking during the contract signing ceremony, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group, said the cement line forms part of the group’s organic growth strategy.
He noted that “Given their proven track record and vast expertise in deploying cement plants across the world, we are confident in SINOMA’s ability to deliver a world-class second line for our Obu Cement Plant as well as meet our stringent environmental, safety, quality and technical requirements for our plants and products.
This additional capacity forms part of our strategic growth programme for our Cement arm, BUA Cement. In the long term, we expect to commit significant investments in cement production across the continent whilst also ensuring that the quality of our products remain a key differentiating factor in the marketplace.”
Sinoma CBMI is a renown technical company and have completed several key cement projects in China and else where. Among these is a 1.5 metric tones per annum expansion work at the Sokoto Cement which will be commissioned in 2016. The company also constructed the constructed the world’s largest cement plant consisting of two 10,000 t/d cement production lines. It has built cement factories for lafarge, the World’s leading building materials supplier.