Ohorongo invests more for composite cement

Managing Director of Ohorongo Cement, Mr Hans-Wilhelm Schütte assisting the Minister of Mines and Energy, Hon Obeth Kandjoze, to turn the first sod where the cement manufacturer’s new composite cement plant will be constructed.

Ohorongo Cement announced last week it has started construction of a new composite cement plant adjacent to its existing conventional cement plant at Sargberg near Otavi. The investment for the expansion will top N$150 million.

The new investment was confirmed with a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction for the Special Composite Cement Plant. The event was officiated by the Hon. Obeth Kandjoze, Minister of Mines & Energy at the Ohorongo Sargberg Cement Plant last week.
From the Sargberg plant, Ohorongo Cement supplies the Namibian market and export market with only three different product types.
In order to meet the increasing demand for additional cement types, a new production unit is required, a so-called Special Composite Cement Plant, which require the further substantial investment.
The new production unit will allow Ohorongo to produce various other types of consistent high quality cement, in line with targets set in the fourth National Development Plan making construction one of the priority sectors for job creation
A new packaging line will be installed to pack the various composite cement types in the conventional 50kg pockets but also to enable bulk supply.
The new composite cement plant will stand 41 metres tall with some 917 tonnes of steel in its construction.