A new 0.4 million tonnes per annum (tpa) grinding plant has begun production in Zimbabwe. The plant is operating as ‘Livetouch Cement’ and is owned by China-based Mortal Investments Manufacturing.
The Redcliff plant becomes the fourth cement producer in the southern African country after regional major, PPC, Lafarge Zimbabwe, part of the Switzerland-based Lafarge Holcim, and Chinese company, Sino-Zimbabwe.
The plant is currently sourcing clinker from other producers, said Dongning Wang, Managing Director of Livetouch. PPC also recently opened a new grinding plant in Harare, its third location in the Zimbabwe. The $82-million plant will grind clinker transported by rail from PPC’s Bulawayo cement plant.