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Minister visits Sigus cement and calls for more competitive cement pricing

05 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Sigus Cement ( GICA Group ) recently welcomed the inspection field visit of the Minister of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, Ali Aoun, to the wilaya of Umm Al-Bawaqi, Algeria.  Mr Aoun called for improving the competitiveness of cement prices when selling to contribute to the completion of major technical projects in the country, in addition to intensifying efforts aimed at developing the export of cement, where he stressed the support of the public authorities.   He inspected t...

Lafarge Algeria increases cement exports in 1H23

26 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria ( Holcim ) has announced improved export results for the 1H23. Thanks to the support of the Algerian authorities and close collaboration with its partners, Lafarge Algeria exported nearly 1.7Mt of products, 39 per cent of which were 'cement' finished products  valuing more than US$80m. Volumes were helped by the start up of the  automatic shiploader at Djenden Port, with 18,000tpd capacity.

Can CBAM create a level playing field for CO2 emissions?

19 May 2023, Published under Cement News

This week, Eurostat released the EU cement industry statistics for 2022. There has been little change from 2021 when EU27 imports of cement and clinker totalled around 9.5Mt, but in 2022 imports rose above 10Mt for the first time. It is a rising trend that has continued to evolve since pre-2016, when clinker and cement imports to the EU27 totalled less than 2.5Mt. Meanwhile, cement and clinker exports from the EU27 have slumped from nearly 25Mt in 2016 to around 13Mt in 2022 with the UK and ...

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...

ECDE exports 0.35Mt of clinker from Algeria

17 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based ECDE , part of the GICA group, has exported since the start of the year close to 350,000t of clinker from Algeria, according to ECDE CEO, Kada Dinar. GICA’s Chlef plant has three production lines with a total capacity of 4.2Mta. Shipments were delivered to countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America from the two ports of Tenès (Chlef) and Oran. This year, the company targets 2Mt of clinker exports, up from 1.5Mt of clinker last year. In addition the clinker exports, the ...

Algeria eyes improved exports

14 February 2023, Published under Cement News

A general election in 2023 has encouraged the Algerian government to push through reforms against the tide of rising inflation and cost of living crisis. Public revenues are stretched following the COVID-19 pandemic and low hydrocarbon prices. While the domestic market has been slow to recover, exports are bolstering producer revenues.   With a domestic market slow to recover, Algeria’s cement producers are looking to exports to maintain capacity utilisation rates Algeria’s b...

CBMI Engineering wins Algerian silo order

09 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CBMI Engineering (Sinoma group) has signed a contract was signed with Lafarge Algeria (Holcim group) for the construction of cement storage silos at the Oggaz cement plant . The new cement silos will have a   cement capacity of 2 x 4800t.  

Algerian port exports record clinker levels in 4M22

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The port company of Skikda in Algeria has exceeded its annual clinker export target set at 274,907t, by exporting more than 325,000t in the first four months of the year, according to Abdelmalek Hamidecha, the company's communication and information officer. The increase in clinker exports at the port has been enabled through facilitation measures taken to encourage and support economic operators and promote exports. The clinker was exported from the port to Germany, France, Great Britain...

Lafarge Algeria exports 0.9Mt in 1Q22

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim -owned Lafarge Algérie has exported nearly 0.9Mta of cement and clinker in the first quarter of 2022. The volume represents an 87 per cent rise when compared with the 1Q21, when 482,000t of products were exported. A considerable volume of clinker as well as white and grey cements were exported from Oran, Mostaganem, Jijele, Annaba and Skikda. This includes 30,000t of white cement, shipped from the port of Oran to Mexico and Guatemala. In addition, Lafarge Algérie also delivered 3...

Lafarge Algeria aims to export 3Mt

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim -owned Lafarge Algérie has carried out two more export shipments from the port of Oran, Algeria. A cargo of 35,000t of bulk grey cement and a 30,000t shipment of white cement in big bags were supplied by the Oggaz plant and are destined for the Americas. This year, the company aims to export 3Mt. In 2021 Lafarge Algérie exported 2.6Mt of cement, up 120 per cent when compared with 2020. The shipments have propelled Algeria to be the largest exporter in Africa and the No 2 in the M...