ZAMBIA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY
CALL FOR COMMENTS
REVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED 5000TPD CLINKER LINE PLANT AND WASTE HEAT RECOVERY PLANT BY CENTRAL AFRICAN CEMENT COMPANY
Central African Cement Company (CACC) a joint venture between ZCCM-IH and SINOCONST intends to construct a 5000 tonnes per day clinker production plant and a waste heat recovery plant within Ndola Lime Company Limited Mining Licence Area in Masaiti District. The project which is part of the Cement and Thermal Power Plant Project (CTPPP) will be done at an estimated cost of USD 280,000,000.
The main purpose of the project is to produce clinker and harness waste heat for the production of cement and thermal power respectively. The process will involve mining of limestone from the existing Ndola Lime Company Limited quarries and stockpiles and developing a new quarry near the site for the proposed cement plant under phase II then milling the crushed limestone in the ball mill at the rate of 620 tonnes per day. The milled Limestone will be homogenised and blended with calculated proportions of clay and shale. The daily consumption of clay and shale will be about 107 tonnes and 31 tonnes respectively. The blended mix is to be taken through a number of pre-heater and pre-calciner stages before being charged into the Rotary Kiln. The energy requirement for the calcination in the kiln is 76 tonnes of pulverized coal per day. The anticipated project lifespan is between 100 and 200 years.
A total of 55 households, 46 crop fields, 34 vegetable gardens, 11 fish ponds and other assets will be affected by the proposed project. The Developer has proposed that all the displaced people are relocated to a site that has been offered by His Royal Highness Senior Chief Chiwala.
The major project components are as follows:
- Limestone quarry;
- Clinker plant;
- Waste heat recovery plant;
- Office buildings;
- Warehouses; and
- Maintenance workshops.
In order to manage the environmental and socio-economic impacts from the project, Central African Cement Company has proposed environmental and socio-economic impacts management plans in the Environmental and Social Impact Statement Report and the Resettlement Action Plan.
This notice therefore serves to inform members of the public, interested and affected parties that an Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the above mentioned project has been received by ZEMA in line with the provisions of the Environmental Management Act No. 12 of 2011 and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, Statutory Instrument No. 28 of 1997, for review. The report is available for scrutiny at the following places:
- ZEMA – Northen Region Office, Ndola
- ZEMA- Information and Documentation Centre, Lusaka
- Masaiti Town Council
- Senior Chief Chiwala’s Palace
- ZEMA website: zema.org.zm
Interested and affected parties may send their written submissions to the undersigned. The deadline for submission of comments is Friday, 1st March, 2019.
The Director General
Zambia Environmental Management Agency
Corner of Church and Suez Roads
P.O. Box 35131, LUSAKA
Tel No.: +260 211 254023/59
Fax No.: +260 211 254164