Dangote Cement is Nigeria’s leading cement producer with three plants in Nigeria and plans to expand in 13 other African countries. The Group is a fully integrated quarry-to-depot producer with an expected production capacity of 20mtpa in Nigeria by the middle of 2012, increasing to 32.25mtpa in 2015. The Group plans to build a further 19mtpa of production and import capacity across Africa by 2015.
Dangote Cement’s Obajana plant in Kogi, Nigeria, is the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa with 10.25tpa capacity across three lines and a further 3mtpa capacity planned by 2015. The Gboko plant in Benue state has 3mtpa capacity with an upgrade to 4mtpa expected by mid-2012. The new 6mtpa Ibese plant in Ogun, near the key market of Lagos, was inaugurated in February 2012. An additional 6mtpa of capacity is planned for completion by 2015.
The Group has recently signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 3mt plant in Calabar by 2015.
Through its recent investments, Dangote Cement has eliminated Nigeria’s dependence on imported cement and will soon transform the nation into a net exporter serving other African states. The Group has plans to convert some of its import terminals into export terminals to support this aim. Dangote Cement has announced an investment of more than $2.5bn to build manufacturing plants and import terminals across Africa. Current plans are for eight cement plants in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, as well as import/packing
facilities in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The Group listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in October 2010.