CBMI, a world renowned cement manufacturing company and BUA Group have signed a contract that will allow both companies partner to build a new 3 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) Kalambaina Cement Line 2 in Sokoto State, North West Nigeria.
The announcement comes 90 days after the completion of another 3 million MTPA BUA Obu Cement line 2 in Okpella, Edo State, Southern Nigeria and 7 months after the commissioning of its 1.5 million MTPA Kalambaina Cement Plant line 1 in Sokoto State.
The cement plants bring BUA cement’s total installed capacity to 11 million MTPA by the time the new project Is completed.
Abdul Samad Rabiu, Executive Chairman/CEO of BUA Group and Chairman of CCNN, who spoke at the contract signing ceremony for the plant in Sokoto State, said that the construction of the new 3 million MTPA Kalambaina line, was in line with BUA Cement’s strategic midterm expansion programme.
Rabiu noted that the Nigerian market is still greatly underserved and with the projected growth in major infrastructure projects and spending over the next few years, it is important that local manufacturers are able to scale effectively to meet current and projected demand.
The Chairman revealed that the partnership between BUA and Sinoma CBMI is not the first as they were responsible for constructing the first BUA Kalambaina plant in Sokoto State. He said “we are very confident that Sinoma CBMI possesses the necessary technical expertise given their track records in deploying cement plants across the world”.
Rabiu highlighted BUA’s growth by saying that BUA’s strategic cement expansion programme which focused on key regional and export markets has seen it become the second largest producer of cement by volume in Nigeria. He also said the cement company has strived to solidify its leadership positions in the North-West, South-South and South-East markets of Nigeria.
According to Rabiu, “we will continue to deliver quality products which has earned us the ‘King of Strength and King of Cement’ moniker amongst block makers who form the largest users of cement in Nigeria”.
BUA Group’s current cement assets include the 6 million MTPA Obu Cement I & II plants in Okpella, Edo State, the 500,000 MTPA Edo Cement Plant, the 1.5 million MTPA Kalambaina Cement Plant and the 500,000 Sokoto Cement Plant.
The cement company also owns 90 percent stake in the publicly listed Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc and is widely acclaimed for its high capacity utilisation, efficiency and quality of its products.