Hima Cement starts production at new Tororo Grinding Station

06.06.2018

In early May 2018, Hima Cement started production at their new cement factory, the Tororo Grinding station in the Eastern Uganda district of Tororo, at Nyakesi - Rubongi, along the Tororo-Mbale highway. The new plant has a capacity of 0.8 million tons of cement per annum.

 

Tororo Grinding Station

Production started at the TGS Plant in May 2018

The new plant is equipped with te latest technology and meets the environmental standards applied by the entire  LafargeHolcim Group. 

The USD 40 million investment increased production capacity for Hima Cement from 0.9 million tonnes to 1.7 million tonnes annually which provides the opportunity to serve the growing market in Uganda and the East African region. 

Nicolas George, the Country Chief Executive Officer of Hima Cement said: “The new grinding station is the first step in our capacity expansion strategy and an important milestone of the Group Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth. This will go a long way in expanding our footprint across the country, with two plants able to supply the entire Ugandan market and neighbouring regions. In addition, we are in final stages of exploration for a limestone position in North East Uganda to support a future clinker line.” 

 

Milestones of the Project

The company signed a contract with CBMI, a Chinese contractor, in December 2016 for the construction of the new grinding station. Ground breaking event was held in January 2017 and construction works started in earnest - with the civil and mechanical structural installations happening in the first half of 2017. The team was able to commission the new plant one month ahead of schedule, with first cement produced on 2nd May 2018.