, NAIROBI, Kenya, December 23 – Local cement manufacturer, Savannah Cement, has confirmed plans to invest more than Sh18 billion in the installation of its second high efficiency milling plant to meet growing demand for its products.
The new milling plant to be installed at the firm’s manufacturing complex near Kitengela town will feature the advanced Roller Press Technology which allows for eco-friendly, dust and related emissions free cement production.
Speaking when he addressed the firm’s authorized dealers at an End of Year dinner event, Savannah Cement Managing Director Mr. Ronald Ndegwa further confirmed that the plans are also at an advanced stage for the ground breaking of a clinker manufacturing plant in the New Year.
“Once the two plants are installed, Savannah Cement will be taking pole position as a truly integrated and most eco-friendly cement manufacturer,” Ndegwa assured. “We shall also be expanding our product range to meet our customers’ demands.
He said the installation of the second milling plant and the clinker production factory is part of the firm’s strategy to operate a fully integrated cement manufacturing business.
In Kenya, Savannah Cement is the key producer of the uniquely formulated 32.5R and 42.4R Rapid strength development cements formulated to meet all building needs.
Carrying the ‘R’ quality classification, Savannah Cement products (are specially formulated to provide Rapid strength development which ensures improved customer profitability through enhanced construction efficiency.
The firm, has also expressed optimism at the prospect of securing a commercial production approval for its latest innovation, the Savannah Hydraulic Road Binder (HRB) product.
The HRB cement blend product is used in road construction works to stabilize road surfaces and has been developed in response to a request by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
The development of the Savannah HRB Product is a major milestone for Savannah Cement which becomes the first Sub Sahara Africa Cement manufacturer to manufacture such a specialized product.
Globally, HRB products are used in place of mainstream cement and lime products for soil stabilisation on loose road surfaces.
Soil stabilization, is a process that combines soil, cement and water to produce a hard, durable paving material that can be used for the foundation or base of road and airport pavements, parking and storage areas.
Besides the proposed production capacity enhancements, Savannah Cement has invested heavily in the development of Kenya’s most advanced and ecofriendly cement manufacturing plants in sub-Sahara Africa with a 1.5million tons annual production capacity.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Leading Economic Indicators for October this year, the quantity of cement produced increased from 465,483 MT in September to 490,568 MT in October.