CILAS sees Biskra plant inauguration

CILAS sees Biskra plant inauguration
18 October 2017

The new cement plant at Biskra by CILAS was inaugurated on 17 October 2017 in the presence of the Minister of Industry and Jean-Jacques Gauthier, CEO of LafargeHolcim Algérie, among others.

CILAS is a joint venture between the Algerian Souakri Group and LafargeHolcim with a 51-49 per cent share split.

The new Biskra plant has a production capacity of 2.7Mta and will enable Algeria to be self-sufficient in its cement supply, particularly to the southern part of the country. The project represents an investment of DZD35bn (US$305m). Built in 21 months with more than 5m accident-free hours, CILAS includes 600 staff.

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