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Grey to white in Algeria

20 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Retrofitting cement plants can give provide a new lease of life, as shown by the conversion of grey to white cement production at Biskria Cement Co, Algeria. CBMI was awarded the contract and explains some of the key elements of this conversion project. By CBMI Construction Co Ltd, China. While Biskria Cement Co, Algeria, will retain its 6000tpd grey line, CBMI converted the cement plant’s 3000tpd Line 2 to produce 2000tpd of white cement (© CBMI) Until recently, Biskria Ceme...

Holcim Algeria exports see 7% uplift in 2023

17 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria ( Holcim ) exported 3.4Mt of cement and clinker in 2023, up seven per cent from 3.2Mt in 2022. The company achieved an export market share of 30 per cent and increased its export turnover by 17 per cent. A total of 40 per cent of exports were shipped as cement, a threefold increase YoY. In 2024 the company expects to increase cement exports to a 60 per cent share of total exports. Holcim Algeria has made significant investments in its export division, including a EUR3.5...

M2Linx Design SL wins Algerian order for truck bag loader

16 November 2023, Published under Cement News

M2Linx Design SL has been awarded an order for the integration of a truck bag l oader at one of Lafarge’s cement plants in Algeria. The truck bag l oader (TBL) has been chosen by Lafarge Group to optimise its operational systems and streamline product distribution at its operations in the north African country. M2Linx Design SL claims that its industrial communication systems and state-of-the-art equipment programming allow the company to create a seamless connection between techn...

Holcim Algeria buys automatic ship loader for Djendjen port operations

26 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Algeria invested EUR3m in an automatic ship loader for its operations at Djendjen port. The 18,000tpd ship loader will speed up clinker loading at the port, reducing waiting times and demurrage costs, as well as maintain product quality. It is also expected to reduce the operations’ environmental footprint by reducing dust and other emissions.

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...