Jun 29, 2018

Bamburi completes construction of $39mn production line

Andrew Woods
2 min
Bamburi Cement has completed the construction of its new production line at its $39million Nairobi Grinding Plant...

Bamburi Cement has completed the construction of its new production line at its $39million Nairobi Grinding Plant with commissioning expected in the last quarter of the year.

Increased cement production will benefit Bamburi with the new line injecting an additional production capacity of 900,000 metric tonnes per year to increase total capacity at the Plant to 2.4 million metric tonnes per annum taking the annual combined total capacity of its two plants (Nairobi and Mombasa) to 3.2 million metric tonnes per annum.

Additionally, the new development will see Bamburi Cement start production of two high strength cement brands. Power Plus and Power Max were previously only produced at the company’s Mombasa Plant.

The competition of the production line marks the end of the first phase of the company’s ambitious capacity expansion program, which commenced in 2015. The Nairobi Plant was only producing Tembo and Nguvu brands prior to the redevelopment.

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Bamburi CEO Mr. Seddiq Hassani said: “The contractor is on schedule and will soon be handing the project over to the company for full operation. Further, we are happy that the line has produced the first bag of cement three days ahead of the scheduled time. The next phase is to conduct tests on the system for efficiency and thereafter commission it.

“As a company, we are keen to support the government’s Big Four Agenda in which the sector is expected to contribute 15% of the Gross Domestic (GDP) by 2022.”

 

 

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Jun 15, 2021

Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract

Skanska
Hoffman
Airports
Infrastructure
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Skanska Hoffman joint venture wins Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure

A Skanska Hoffman Construction Company joint venture has signed a contract amendment with the Port of Portland for improvements to the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.

The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.

With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.

Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.

The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold. 

Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.

In other recent developments:

  • Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga. 
     
  • The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
     
  • Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
     
  • Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.

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