TANZANIA / INVESTMENTS - Dangote Cement will this month do test runs for the $90 million gas-fired power plant in Mtwara, southern Tanzania, after months of delays occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The plant is expected to stop the use of imported coal besides ending diesel imports tax disputes with the government.
Plant commissioning will start this month and is expected to go fully online in November.
The company reported a decline in cement production for the first six months of this year and said it sold 526,000 tonnes of cement in the period, four per cent lower than the same period last year.
Dangote is banking on the power plant to enhance the efficiency of its three million-metric tonne per annum capacity.