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Intercem Engineering wins Cimasso II grinding plant project

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

In May 2016 Intercem Engineering's third order out of five with the CimMetal Group’s 2Mta Cimasso grinding plant in Bobo Dioulasso started. The plant was commissioned by the end of 2018 and production started successfully. Due to a growing cement demand, the investor decided to double his capacity and ordered an extension line and an upgrade of the existing line from Intercem which will be integrated on the existing plant called Cimasso II. Cimasso II consits of   three truck unloading...

PPC postpones its ZAR750m rights issue

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

PPC Ltd, South Africa's biggest cement maker, held off on a planned rights issue of about ZAR750m (US$640m) following a sales boost and advancing talks on the disposal of its lime business. PPC has negotiated with lenders to postpone the share sale for at least six months, said CEO Roland van Wijnen. The group saw double-digit cement-revenue growth in its home market from the middle of last year, enabling it to meet interest payments, he said. PPC will also gain additional clarity o...

Dangote Cement records strong pan-African cement volumes in FY20

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's regional performance in FY20 saw its domestic market of Nigeria return volumes of 15.73Mt, a rise of 11.5 per cent on the 14.11Mt recorded in FY19. Cement and clinker sales in Nigeria rose by 14.3 per cent in FY20. The company saw a strong ‘V-shaped’ recovery in cement demand in Nigeria in the 3Q20 with volumes recorded at 4.29Mt for the quarter and this was relatively sustained with strong 4Q20 volumes of 3.91Mt. Dangote reported decreased market disruptions as a result of...

LafargeHolcim 4Q20 regional results see net sales of CHF5994m

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Group net sales for the 4Q20 totalled CHF5994m (US$6628m), down 8.1 per cent from CHF6521m in the 4Q19. In the 4Q20 LafargeHolcim recorded cement sales of 51.2Mt, slipping 0.5 per cent from 51.5Mt in the 4Q19. Aggregate sales decreased to 65.8Mt in the 4Q20, down 2.5 per cent from 67.5Mt in the 4Q19. Ready-mix sales reached 11.3Mm 3 in the 4Q20, a decline of 2.4 per cent from 11.6Mm 3 in the 4Q19.   The company also reported on its results for the full-year 2020 , which saw a 5.6...

HeidelbergCement records cement sales of 122Mt in FY20

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s preliminary, unaudited figures for the full year 2020 saw the result from current operations before depreciation and amortisation rising by six per cent LfL to a record EUR3.7bn while implementation of the company's COPE action plan led to cash savings of around EUR1.3bn. Despite the decline in sales volumes, group revenue for 2020 decreased by 6.6 per cent to EUR17.6bn (previous year: EUR18.9bn). Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board of Heidelber...

Cemex makes key EMEAA investments at the start of 2021

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has started 2021 by investing for growth and its climate action strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEAA). It has made seven bolt-on investments that are aligned to its key priorities of climate action, sustainable construction and EBITDA growth, representing advances in fossil fuel reduction, lower-CO 2 products, circular economy, recycling and products that demonstrate life cycle CO 2 and energy consumption advantages for buildings. The investments include a new, low...

COVID-19 closes WACEM's Tabligbo plant

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The West African Cement plant (WACEM) has shut down its grinding plant in Togo for two weeks. The 1.8Mta Tabligbo plant has closed to halt the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Trade and Industry released an official statement saying: "On October 30, 2020, the national coordinator in charge of the response against COVID-19 informed me about an outbreak at the WACEM, a company located in the free trade zone." The plant is situated 80km from Lomé, in the Yoto prefecture. The lat...

Algeria exports to Dominican Republic

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based Société des Ciments de Aïn El Kebira (SCAEK), part of the GICA Group, has exported 40,000t of clinker to the Dominican Republic, reports L’Expression. GICA has exported some 550,000t of clinker since the start of the year to African and South American countries, including Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Peru and Brazil, according to GICA.

National Cement starts supplying Rwandan market

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

National Cement of Kenya has introduced its Simba brand into the Rwandan cement market having seen strong demand for infrastructure in the country, including a new airport in Bugesera.  The Kenyan producer is supplying cement importers from its recently-opened Nakuru plant, which is approximately 500km from the Rwandan border. "The Rwandan market is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Since the government of Rwanda is implementing and supporting several projects, the shor...

Cemex sees net sales rise to 3% to US$3.436bn in 3Q20

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced its 3Q20 results with net sales increasing by three per cent on a like -for-like (LfL) basis to US$3.436bn, while EBITDA rose by 15 per cent to US$728m.     Net operating earnings, before other expenses, rose by 20 per cent to US$453m on a LfL basis. Net debt plus perpetual notes fell by US$504m versus the previous quarter. Net sales in Mexico rose by 14 per cent on a LfL basis to US$723m. Operating EBITDA rose 16 per cent to US$246m on a LfL basis, versus...