Cimentos da Beira, the latest cement producer in Mozambique, plans to export some of its cement production to neighbouring countries such as Zimbabwe and Malawi, in addition to supplying the domestic market.
State media reported that the plant, with an annual installed cement production capacity of 800,000 tonnes, is expected to start operating later this month after testing the substation that will supply electricity to start production of normal and specific concrete.
Cited by the Mozambican daily newspaper Notcias, the Managing Director of the company, Wouter Trollip, said the plant already has over 40,000 tons of clinker in stock in order to start cement production as soon as the power supply is guaranteed.
With British and South African investment of about US$45 million through the company’s London-based Ambrian plc, Cimentos da Beira employs 70 workers and guarantees it has followed internationally accepted standards of filters with high dust reducing capacity.
Sofala province now has three cement plants, notably Cimentos de Moçambique, which has been operating for many years with Portuguese investment and the recent Austral Ciment, an Austrian investment, both located in Dondo.