In order to be closer to our customers in Western Africa, mainly the gold mines, Carmeuse Overseas has started the construction of a greenfield lime plant in Bandia, Senegal that will operate under the name Chaux de la Teranga.

The engineering is done by TecforLime, a subsidiary of the Carmeuse Group, and we are also managing the construction of the plant in-house.

The plant will be operated around a state of the art PFR kiln, with a capacity of 250 tons/day and is on track to be commissioned in May 2021.

Once the plant is operational, it will replace the lime deliveries from Europe to Senegal, Guinea, Mali and partially Ivory Coast, by a local sustainable production.

More news to come in the coming months – stay tuned.