In Burkina Faso, HeidelbergCement and local partners are constructing a new US$ 50 million cement grinding plant with an annual capacity of 650,000 tonne near the capital city of Ouagadougou." The construction of the new cement grinding plant is part of our strategy of expanding our clinker and cement capacities in growth markets. These include, in particular, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa", said Dr. Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. "For many years, we have exported cement to Burkina Faso from our grinding plant in Togo. Our new plant will strengthen our position in the country as well as in the whole region." HeidelbergCement's grinding facilities in Burkina Faso and also in other countries of Togo, Benin, and partly Ghana.