Algeria’s Oggaz plant hits production record

Algeria’s Oggaz plant hits production record
Published: 21 January 2013


The Lafarge-owned Oggaz cement plant, in Mascara, Algeria, achieved a new production and sales record for grey cement in 2012. Meanwhile, increased output of white cement reduced imports of the product by nearly one-third.

In 2012, around 3.1Mt of grey cement left the factory gates, according to the company. Lafarge Algeria CEO, Luc Callebat, said: “The Oggaz plant is only five years old but managed to reach the historical result of 3.1Mt of grey cement sold in 2012. It is the country’s second cement works after Msila.”

Oggaz also produces white cement and is the only plant in Algeria to do so. “In 2012, the plant sold the equivalent of 300,000t of white cement, with a 25 per cent increase in production. The increased production of white cement has reduced imports of white cement by nearly 30 per cent,” said Callebat.

A new director has been appointed to manage the Oggaz plant. Eric Delquignies will replace Paul Rousselot, who is called to carry other duties at the Algiers branch.