Dangote starts construction of US$50 million power plant
Dangote Cement Zambia has launched the construction of a 30MW coal-powered electricity generation plant, worth US$50mn at its Ndola factory in Zambia
The company’s management said the construction of the power plant will take place within Dangote’s US$400mn cement project in Zambia.
Electricity to be generated at the power plant will be used for the manufacture of cement and the company will soon come up with a decision on how to use the excess electricity to be generated.
A statement from the management said, “As of now, what we want to do is to engage coal mines and other local coal suppliers to establish whether they are in a position to meet the coal demands for electricity generation.”
Dangote Cement Zambia director Monica Musonda recently said the opening of the Dangote Ndola plant will make Dangote the biggest cement producer in the country.
A Chinese construction and engineering firm Sinoma, has been engaged to construct the Dangote plant.
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Source: African Review