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AFRICA NEWS FLSmidth has signed contract with Prime Kenya’s Bamburi Cement has appointed three Lafarge-Algérie’s cement plant, Iran’s Qeshm Cement a Company has readied FLSmidth Oggaz has opened a new subsidiary company Cement for engineering, procurement and women located in Algeria’s Mascara Province, its first consignment of cement and clinker in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, with the office as directors to balance its all-male supply of equipment for a full-scope 700 000 board increased its cement output by 10% in the for exports to Mozambique , according to expected to be fully operational this month. The following Accra the resignation of two female tonnes per year cement grinding plant to directors – deputy Central Bank Governor Sheila last quarter of 2016 to meet the country’s office will be staffed by Ghanaian nationals, and local EghtesadOnline. The loading of 47 000 tonnes located in Musanze, Rwanda. The plant M’Mbijjewe and Catherine Langreney – last year, growing cement demand, according to plant expert Joseph Appiah Kubi has been appointed general of clinker and 3 000 tonnes of cement worth will be fitted with the latest environmental according to Business Daily. The new directors manager, Jean-Louis Sibiede. Part of the manager. This is in line with the view of FLSmidth USD1.15-million will take up to a week, before pollution control systems and technology – former Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Com- plant’s white cement production lines were that local skills, experience, and expertise are vital to it is shipped to the southern African country on for the highest levels of energy efficiency converted to produce grey cement to meet missioner for Domestic Taxes Alice Owuor, chief ensure a good understanding of customers and local the bulk carrier Amber Alena. The shipment will and maintainability. The OK(TM) 27-4 verti- growing demand. In 2016 improvements executive of General Motors East Africa (GMEA) conditions, and to provide optimal service levels. take place under a free on-board trade agreement in the works’ wastewater treatment were Rita Kavashe and Equity Group Foundation’s cal mill will be the first OK(TM) vertical According to Deon de Kock, FLSmidth country head in whereby the seller is obligated to deliver the carried out to reduce water volumes by 30%, managing director Dr Hellen Gichohi – now rep- roller mill to be supplied in East Africa, and South Africa and vice-president sub-Saharan Africa, goods to a destination for transf er to a carrier saving 33 000m³ of water. The company’s the first full scope grinding plant in Rwanda. resent 30 percent of the cement manufacturer’s the move is in response to the company’s critical designated by the buyer. The location designated 2016 production reached in 1.5 the million tonnes Additional equipment includes con- board. goal The appointment at Bamburi is the first mass of product region, and the strategic in the agreement is the point at filters, which a ownership of cement, and it is aiming for higher sales directorship at a publicly listed company for trol system and plant automation, a packing of being closer to customers. The new presence in is transferred from the seller to the buyer. this year. both Owuor and Kavashe. plant and weighing and metering systems. Accra will provide a hub for regional operations, According to Qeshm Free Zone official Hormoz single long-haul load truck. “We tend to assist with the transportation, especially on the export side, as this becomes part of the total cost,” Sew-Eurodrive South Africa export head Marcio Sicchiero points out. “This is a major cost driver that customers often do not take into account.” Commenting on the lead time of the units, Steyn stresses that the local stockholding has been ramped up significantly to be able to cater for such large projects effectively. “This is a distinctive competitive advantage for Sew-Eurodrive, together with our backup and maintenance service offering, which gives our customers the assurance of optimal productivity at all times. We are having to think smarter, and look to customers’ holistic needs in terms of a total solutions approach.” The DRN series is testament to Sew-Eurodrive’s commitment to innovation and technological development, to help its customers reduce their overall costs. Spares replacement is also a key service offering. “We do not only supply complete units, but assist with spares provision as well, with the majority of our spares being ex-stock. This is of particular importance in terms of selling into Africa,” says Sicchiero. as there is already a large installed base in Ghana and neighbouring countries, including Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Mali. Amiri, Qeshm Free Zone plans to export a total of 200 000 tonnes of cement and clinker valued at USD4.5-million to Africa by March 2018. Komatsu Mining has partnered with First Quantum Minerals to supply a P&H L-2350 wheel loader for their operation at Sentinel Copper Mine in Zambia. World’s largest wheel loader destined for Zambia Komatsu Mining Corporation, previously Joy Global, has partnered with First Quantum Minerals to supply a P&H L-2350 wheel loader for their operation at Sentinel Copper Mine in Zambia. It is designed to achieve greater operating hours due to a robust structural design and modular components, and provides the best possible fuel consumption levels due to the power regeneration capacity of the Joy SR Hybrid Drive Technology. The P&H wheel loader also comes equipped with the latest safety features that meet global requirements recognised by leading mining industry safety councils. “The L2350 was selected as our preferred choice for a loader, as it is the only wheel loader capable of loading our Ultra Class haul trucks in use at Sentinel Mine,” says Sentinel Mine general manager Morris Rowe. “Once operational, it will provide us with a supplementary loading capability that will enhance our flexibility to sustain our ore feed at the correct quantities and qualities. We look forward to commissioning this mega machine in December 2017, and loading many millions of safe, productive tonnes of ore with the L2350 loader.” QUARRY SA | NOVEMBER 2017 _ 7