Quarry Southern Africa November 2017 - Page 16

SLASHING ENERGY CONSUMPTION By Robyn Grimsley AfriSam is South Africa’s second-largest cement producer, and its Ulco cement plant in the Northern Cape is one of the company’s two fully integrated cement plants operating in the country. First established in 1936 to manufacture industrial lime, today the plant has an annual cement production capacity of 1 250 000 tonnes. AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant is a fully integrated facility, with on-site limestone and shale quarries. 14 _ QUARRY SA | NOVEMBER 2017