“We are very confident that Sinoma CBMI possesses the necessary technical expertise given their track records in deploying cement plants across the world. ”
Abdul Samad Rabiu, Executive Chairman/CEO, BUA Group and Chairman of CCNN, said during the contract signing ceremony between BUA and China’s CBMI, for the construction of a new 3million metric tonnes per annum Kalambaina Cement Line 2 in Sokoto State.
This comes barely 90 days after the completion of another 3million MTPA BUA Obu Cement line 2 in Okpella, Edo State, Southern Nigeria and 7 months after the commissioning of its 1.5million MTPA Kalambaina Cement Plant line 1 in Sokoto state thus bringing BUA Cement’s total installed capacity to 11million MTPA by the time the new project Is completed.
Speaking at the contract signing ceremony for the plant in Sokoto State, he said that the construction of the new 3million mtpa kalambaina line was in line with BUA Cement’s strategic midterm expansion programme.
Mr. Tong Laigou, Chairman of CBMI, signed on behalf of CBMI construction.
Rabiu also added that this partnership between BUA and Sinoma CBMI is not the first as they were responsible for constructing the first BUA Kalambaina plant in Sokoto State.
Abdul Samad said that the Nigerian market is still greatly underserved and with the projected growth in major infrastructure projects and spending over the next few years, it is important that local manufacturers are able to scale effectively to meet current and projected demand.
BUA Group’s current cement assets include the 6million MTPA Obu Cement I & II plants in Okpella, Edo State, the 500,000mtpa Edo Cement Plant, the 1.5million MTPA Kalambaina Cement Plant and the 500,000 Sokoto Cement Plant.