panaromic pic of messebo

Inauguration Ceromony of 3000 T/day clinker capacity Messebo 2nd line Cement




The seconed line cement of Messebo cement expansion project was inaugurated on June 25 ,2011 in the presence of H.E. Aite Melles Zenawi Prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia .Higher officials of federal and regional goverments and other invited guests had participated in the ceromony .Higher officials of the regional state of tigray and management members of the factory together with higher officials of EFFORT welcomed the prime minister at the Alula Aba Nega international air port in Mekelle,Tigray.



Messebo Cement Expansion project (MCEP) was conceived in a time of consistent economic growth and construction boom seen in the country in the preceding years of its inception. The construction boom has created a drastic increase in the demand for cement; cognizant of this fact EFFORT conceived the idea of expanding the existing Messebo cement plant by adding a new cement production line. The expansion project was then implemented in a fast –track way.



Presently Ethiopia is going through a phase of reconstruction and infrastructure development. This Cement Plant is expected to give a boost to this effort and at the same time reduce cement imports, utilize indigenous resources, provide direct employment and promote development of transport, construction and ancillary industry



Financing of the project






Group photo of expansion staff memebers.




Holtec Consulting Private Limited, India




Investment Capital

2.3 Billion ETB

Design Capacity of Major Equipment


  • Limestone Crusher 900t/hr

  • Additive Crusher 400t/hr

  • Raw material grinding (VRM): 320 t/h

  • Kiln: 3000tpd

  • Cement Grinding: 2x150 t/h (300 t/h)

  • Packers: 4x100t/h

  • Designed fuel consumption: 750 kCal/kg of clinker

  • Designed specific electric energy consumption: 105 kWH/t of cement

Engineering /Design


The engineering /design task of the project has been carried out through cycles of draft design proposal by HCRDI, comments by MCEP and Holtec consultants, Design Review Meeting, Approval or further review.




Benefits of the project


The expansion project for the second cement line in Messebo is just completed. It is believed that many benefits have been/ will be accrued from this project.

1. Increasing the production capacity of Messebo by more than 100% and relieving the severe shortage of cement in the market.

2. Increasing the assets and profits of the owner

3. Technology transfer to local staff in terms of

-New construction techniques and methodology

-Exposure to new construction equipment & machinery

-Gaining of new experience in logistics handling

-Heavy equipment erection procedures and techniques

-Work methods and scheduling methods in local fabrication process

-Exposure to equipment used for erection of heavy machinery

-Gaining experience in new technology of electrical, instrumentation and automation system

-Exposure to new electrical and automation devices and equipment

-Experience in industrial software loading and configuration systems. Etc.

4. Creation of new job opportunities for professionals and for community residing around the plant. 5. Motivating the economy as a crucial link in the supply chain system of the construction industry in general.