President Goodluck Jonathan would today 2 September, perform the ground breaking ceremony of the Second Production Line of United Cement Company of Nigeria (UniCem) Limited, the third largest cement producer in the country.
According to the Managing Director of UniCem, Olivier Lenoir, the Second Production plant would be a state-of-the-art facility, with capacity to produce 2.5 million metric tons (MMT) per annum.
Lenoir said the ceremony would be performed by the President at the cement company’s plant site at Mfamosing in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State.
He said the Second cement plant would be located near the first plant at Mfamosing, in Akamkpa LGA of the State.
The Second Production Line would take UniCem’s total productive capacity to 5.0 MMT by 2016 when it commences production in Calabar. It is recalled that UniCem’s first state-of-the-art plant, which was commissioned in May 2009, has capacity of 2.5 MMT, from where the company has been producing its 32.5 and 42.5 cement supplied to the South-South and South-East zones, where the company enjoys a large market share.
Vipul Agrawal, the Marketing Director of UniCem, said, as a responsible company with international best practices in the industry, UniCem is set to meet the increasing market demand of its products in Nigeria.
BEN EGUZOZIE and MIKE ABANG