28 April 2016 Zimbabwe’s Bitumen Emulsions Production Plant started its work with an opening ceremony.
The symbolic start was made by Transport and Infrastructure Minister Dr Joram Gumbo, who cut the ceremonial ribbon.
For GlobeCore this event was significant because the new facility is based on the GlobeCore UVB-1 plant. Other auxiliary units were manufactured locally. The total cost of this project is estimated at $ 500,000. The new plant is set to produce up to 10 tonnes of bitumen emulsion per hour, as well as create 150 new jobs.
Joram Gumbo noted that his country used to import 250 tons of asphalt emulsion on average each month, which amounted to not less than 1.5 million dollars a year. The new plant will not only cover the internal needs of Zimbabwe, but will also allow exporting bitumen emulsion to neighboring countries.