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Ndola Lime Company Limited2018-06-12T12:38:22+00:00

Founded on 10th January 1931 as the Northern Rhodesia Lime Company Limited, Ndola Lime Company Limited is the country’s major producer of limestone products supplying the mines and other key industries with various products. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc.

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NLC General Enquiries

P.O. Box 70057
Ndola, Copperbelt Province
Zambia
Phone: +260-212-616292/3
Fax: +260-212-627614
info@ndolalime.co.zm
www.ndolalime.co.zm

NLC Sales Enquiries

P.O. Box 70057
Ndola, Copperbelt Province
Zambia
Phone: +260-212-627622/3
Fax: +260-212-627614
sales@ndolalime.co.zm
www.ndolalime.co.zm

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NLC Corporate Profile

Extract from 2017 annual report

Ndola Lime Company Limited (NLC) reported total revenues for the financial year ended 31st March 2017 of K89.6 million (2016: K196.6 million) and a loss before tax of K1,163 million (2016: K82.3 million loss).

Major contributors to the loss was lower sales of 75.7% (K279.4 million) below budget, impairment of the plant amounting to K861 million, finance costs and penalties on overdue Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) tax obligations totalling K93.7 million.

Ndola Lime Company (“NLC”) has been working on optimizing a second vertical kiln (“VK-2”) to be powered by coal that will result in additional capacity of 500 tonnes per day. The primary objectives of the VK2 is to substitute the inefficient and out-dated operations of the Rotary Kiln and reduce operational expenses attributable to the use of Heavy Fuel Oil (“HFO”) through the use of coal. Following the perennial escalation in costs related to the Recapitalization Project (RP) and adverse financial performance from the latter half of 2013 onwards, owing to a myriad of factors including significant escalations in the price of HFO, loss of market share, ZCCM-IH resolved to finance the completion of the RP which has cost about $105 million to date. The hot commissioning of the project started in December 2015. However, the commissioning of the project has been met with a lot of challenges.

There were no dividends declared during the year under review (2016: Nil).

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Extract from 2016 annual report

Ndola Lime Company Limited (NLC) reported total revenues for the financial year ended 31 March 2016 of K196.6 million (2015: K195.7 million) and a loss after tax of K86.3 million (2015: K17.7 million).

The company’s results during the year were affected by reduced sales margins, prolonged run of the inefficient rotary kiln, year-end inventory adjustments, additional depreciation charges arising from the commissioned new plant and exchange losses.

ZCCM-IH continued to provide financial support towards the completion of the Ndola Lime Recapitalisation Project. During the year an additional shareholder loan of K28.7 million (US$2.82 million) was provided. The project is expected to increase the company’s production volume at a reduced unit cost of production by using alternative cheaper fuel and is still undergoing hot commissioning.

The conversion of the ZCCM-IH shareholder loans into equity amounting to K659 million significantly improved NLC’s gearing. There were no dividends declared during the year under review (2015: nil).

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Limestone & Cement

Leveraging on the huge lime reserves to become a key player in the mining vertical chain and in the critical cement market.