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GICA's cement and its Chlef plant obtain CE certification

28 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The Chlef Cement plant and Entreprise des Ciments et Dérivés d'Echéliff ( ECDE ), affiliated to the Algerian Cement Industrial Complex Groupe Industriel des Ciments d'Algérie ( GICA ), has obtained the certificate of conformity to European standards (CE) for the cement it produces.  The company produces Jika  Biton  (42.5 N) Jerry Portland cement, Jika Bunyan (32.5 N) Jerry Portland cement,  Jica  Achievements (52.5 N) Jerry Portland cement, Anti  Gica  (42.5 N-SR5) sulphate-resistant P...

Bruks Siwertell receives east African road mobile ship unloader order

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Bruks Siwertell has secured an order for a next-generation, screw-type discharging, Siwertell road-mobile ship unloader for cement handling in east Africa. The Siwertell 15 000 S trailer-based unloader offers a rated cement handling capacity of 500tph, discharging vessels of up to 15,000dwt. It has a double bellows system for truck loading and is diesel-powered, fitted with a European Union (EU) Stage IIIA/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 emissions class engine. “Many African ...

Fives to supply Sococim Industries with Novaflam® burner

20 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Fives' double expertise in combustion and cement will be key to help Sococim Industries ( Vicat group ) reach its goal to increase the performance of its new cement plant line in Senegal while limiting its environmental footprint. Sococim , a long-standing customer of Fives, has three main goals to improve the kiln performance of its new cement line: • Use a large panel of fuels as well as alternative solid fuels (ie biomass) and alternative liquid fuels (ie used oil) • Reduce the emissio...

AfriSam awaits government infrastructure spending

06 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The outlook for South Africa’s struggling construction industry remains uncertain, hovering between the massive infrastructure expenditure figures being publicly mooted and the state’s seeming inability to implement its economic recovery plans.   Richard Tomes, sales and marketing executive at AfriSam , said: “Although the operating environment remains challenging, one of the positive elements AfriSam has noted is the increase in the infrastructure spend budget allocation, and we rema...

Holcim and 14Trees delivers on 3D printed Kenyan houses

15 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has successfully completed the largest 3D-printed affordable housing to date through 14Trees, its joint venture with British International Investment, the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) and impact investor. The 3D printing of 10 housing units in Kenya’s Mvule Gardens project was made possible with TectorPrint, Holcim’s proprietary, innovative and versatile 3D printing ink, produced in Kenya for the first time. The project’s advanced sustainability profile has attained a...

IKN commissions Kirene clinker cooler

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

A new IKN clinker cooler was successfully commissioned at Ciments du Sahel ’s Kirene plant near Dakar, Senegal, end of January and met all customer’s expectations on mechanical and performance issues. A single grate cooler, equipped with a four rolls roll crusher at the cold end is designed for production of 6000tpd of clinker. IKN’s process engineer was on site to supervise the start-up of the cooler and perform training sessions on cooler operation. Upon his departure, all cooler compo...

Dangote donates bags for agro-waste and alternative fuel payback

30 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement’s   Ibese plant has donated 25,000 of 100kg capacity bags for management of agro-waste in communities across Nigeria. Being burned or left rotten on the fields by farmers once, agriculture waste, known as agro-waste, has turned into the best alternative fuel for industries. As an eco-friendly initiative, industries have started using agro-waste briquettes along with coal or other non-renewable sources of fuel. Green activists saw increased usage of agro-waste for indus...

New target markets for East African Portland Cement Co

26 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Following its KES500m (US$4m) plant upgrade, The East African Portland Cement (EAPC) is planning to expand within the East African Community member countries and is targeting cement sales in Rwanda and DR Congo.  The Athi River-based cement processor has replaced   part of its kiln shell at its Athi River plant and is now producing its own clinker. In 2021 EAPC it announced a five year business modernisation and expansion plan to return to profitability. The firm’s CEO, Oliver Kir...

Les Ciments Du Sahel fits preventive explosion system

26 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Explosion protection supplier robecco, under supervision of Carsten Haakert, has completed commissioning of a preventive explosion system at the Les Ciments Du Sahel plant in Kirène, Senegal. In cooperation with Sinoma CBMI Construction Ltd the CO2-low pressure system, including a fully-automatic robecco Secure Center RSC is protecting the coal grinding workshop of Line 3 at the cement plant. Lines 1 and 2 have already been equipped by robecco GmbH's inerting system.

Dangote Cement appoints new CEO

20 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has named Arvind Pathak as the company’s new chief executive/managing director.  Mr Pathak will replace Frenchman Michel Puchercos, who will leave his position at the end of February after three years at as CEO. Arvind Pathak starts in his new position from 1 March. Mr Pathak led India’s Birla Corp, a cement producer, before he became the chief operating officer and deputy managing director of Dangote Cement. He formerly served at Mumbai-based Associated Cement Co L...