FNJ Investments builds CIMAF Factory at Tema Freezone
His Excellency, President of Ghana, Dr John Dramani Mahama, officially opened the CIMAF Cement Factory in the Tema Freezone Enclave on the 30th of November. Having an annual capacity of 1 Million Tons of Cement production capacity, CIMAF Ghana’s facility joins the local manufacturing segment currently having Ghacem and Diamond Cement as competitors.
Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations was also present at the inauguration ceremony and delivered the speech on the President’s behalf. He has expressed hope that a substantial amount of the factory’s proceeds would be channeled into Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
An investment of 60mn Euros was put into this plant by The Addoha Group of Morocco who under Ciment’s de l’Afrique Companies have been at forefront of developing Cement Factories across West Africa. They are already present in 12 countries and are expanding into new territories.
Mr Anas Sefrioui, President of the CIMAF group said that the factory would produce one million tons of cement annually and had employed about 1,200 workers from the beginning of the project to its current state.
The Factory is spread over 14 acres of Land inside the Tema Freezone Enclave and includes cutting edge automation and state of the art processing facilities with a packing plant for bagged cargo and silos for bulk cement distribution. One of the highlights is also a modern office structure of 1,050sq.m. which houses a sophisticated laboratory, insulated humid room and all Managerial and Executive offices.
The factory’s civil works have been done by FNJ Investments Ltd, a Ghanaian firm involved in construction activities in Industrial, Commercial and Residential Facilities. The project started with initial foundations being set out in June 2015 and was successfully completed in less than 18 months. A workforce of 300 persons was employed on the site directly including Engineers, Foremen, Supervisors and Machine Operators. FNJ Investments was turnkey responsible for all civil works on the site including Grinding Section, Silos, Packing Plants, Storage Warehouses, Electrical and Mechanical Rooms and Workshop Facilities and infrastructure facilities like the Roads and Drains.
FNJ Investments has a wide range of experience in not only commercial projects such as CIMAF factory, but also some prestigious industrial and residential projects in and around Greater Accra. Their record par excellence attracts them to multinational investors such as the Addoha Group, Wienco Group, Olam International even though they have been operational for only four years in the Ghanaian Market. The single longest warehouse in Ghana of 20,000m2 was built by FNJ Investments Ltd in 2012 and is the key export facility for Cocobod Operations today. They have built facilities for Agricultural commodity processing and Storage Facilities for various clients.
The CEO of FNJ Investments, Mr. Niranjan Renati, has said on the occasion that their company is fully geared to accept projects more complicated than CIMAF as they have the necessary skillset and infrastructure including Heavy Machinery, Batching Plants and specialist machinery and tools. Employing a multi-disciplinary team including several expats who bring the necessary skills from their vast experience working abroad, FNJ Investments has become the top choice for clients looking for reliable construction companies to deliver their projects on time and in budget.