Less than 6 months after commissioning its 1.5million mtpa Kalambaina
Cement Plant in Sokoto state, BUA Cement, has announced that it has
completed construction of its newest Cement Factory – The 3million MTPA
Obu II Cement plant, Okpella in Edo State, Nigeria.
This will bring the total capacity of BUA Obu cement operations to
6million tonnes and move the entire Group’s installed capacity to 8million
MTPA. A date for commissioning is to be announced soon according to the
statement from BUA Group.
Speaking at a business forum recently, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Founder &
Executive Chairman of BUA Group – owners of BUA Cement, said that the
completion of BUA’s Obu Cement 2nd line puts BUA Cement in prime position
to be Nigeria’s second largest cement producers by volume in a short
According to Abdul Samad Rabiu, “Through a strategic combination of BUA
Cement’s newer, more energy efficient plants and the proximity of our
factory locations to key regional markets across Nigeria, BUA Cement has
in no time become the industry leader in capacity utilization as well as
maintaining a strong presence and brand leadership position in regional
markets where it operates.
“The nature of the formulation of BUA Cement’s products and the product
strength has seen it dubbed, “King of Strength” by blockmakers as well as
others in the construction industry in Nigeria”, he added.
In addition, BUA Cement has also entered into a partnership with the
Standards Organisation of Nigeria and Industrial Training Fund to train
thousands of blockmakers across Nigeria on the proper mix and techniques
for blockmaking to reduce the rates of building collapse in Nigeria.
The completion of the new 3million mtpa BUA Obu II Cement Plant will see
BUA’s installed capacity rise to 8million metric tons by the time it fully
becomes operational in December 2018. The plant has the capacity to run on
multifuels – gas and heavy oils, and will give BUA Cement a stronger
foothold in the South-South and South East markets in Nigeria where it has
become the preferred brand of cement.
By virtue of its location in Okpella, Edo State, BUA Obu Cement plants are
5hours away from all the major markets across Nigeria.
BUA Group announced last year that it built a 50km pipeline to carry gas
to fire its gas turbines at its Obu Cement Plant.