Algeria: second production unit at Ain El Kebira commissioned

Algeria: second production unit at Ain El Kebira commissioned
Published: 06 January 2017


Minister of Industry and Mining, Abdesslam Bouchouareb, has inaugurated the second production unit at GICA’s cement plant at Ain El Kebira, Setif. The 2Mta unit will help Algeria to reach the stage of self-sufficiency in cement supply.

It was also announced that the 1.5Mta Adrar cement plant is due to be commissioned by April 2017 whilst the 2Mta Chlef plant is expected by October. According to Mr Bouchouareb, national cement production should increase by 5.5Mta, leaving Algeria able to export surplus by early 2018.