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Bedeschi wins Societé des Ciments de Sour El Ghozlane order

21 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi will provide a reclaiming system for sand, iron ore, clay for Societé des Ciments de Sour El Ghozlane (GICA group), at its Bouira cement plant in Algeria.

Algerian cement exports surge to US$42m

01 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Algeria reached US$42.41m between January-July 2019, more than septupling YoY, according to the Algerian customs service. Exports of hydraulic cement and clinker rose from US$5.03m in the 7M18. Forecasts by the Ministry of Industry and Mines show that the country is aiming to lift its cement exports to US$500m over the next five years. The surplus in cement output is expected to reach between 10-15Mt during this period. In 2020 domestic production capacity is expected...

Hamma Bouziane achieves 95% production target

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA-owned Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane (SCHB) in Constantine, Algeria, has achieved “up to 95 per cent of its production target” for 2019. "The SCHB has not registered a decline in its activities and its production objectives are met 95 per cent and any delay recorded due to maintenance periods is caught up," said the SCHB President and CEO, Mustapha Kebbous.

Sigus Cement to start national distribution

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Sigus Cement’s plant in d’OUm El Bouaghi, Algeria, has launched its grey cement onto the national market, according to its Managing Director, Fawzi Bachiri. The cement company started production at the 2.2Mta works in the first quarter of 2019, following a DZD51bn (US$426.8m) investment and 31 months to project completion. The new supply of cement will accelerate the completion of construction projects as well as provide jobs for 450 permanent and 2000 temporary workers.

Algeria exports US$30m of cement in 5M19

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria has exported cement to the value of US$29.96m in the first five months of 2019, an increase of 849.6 per cent YOY, according to the Directorate of Studies and Customs Prospectives, reflect the drive by the sector as well as the ambition of the country’s government to increase its cement exports to US$500m over the next five years. The country aims to export 2Mt of cement and clinker in 2021. It currently has a capacity of 25Mta and domestic demand was around 26Mt in 2016. In 2020 t...

LafargeHolcim’s Oggaz plant receives ISO 14001

03 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The first cement plant in Algeria, LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Oggaz has received the ISO 14001 (2015) environmental safety certificate. "Sustainable development, environmental protection, and the health and safety of our employees and stakeholders are part of the LafargeHolcim Group's DNA and are fully included in all our development plans. Our responsibility is to translate these priorities into realisations, as this certification, which highlights our ambition and environmental perf...

GICA exports 15,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire

26 April 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA has carried out a further shipment of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire, according to Samir Setiti, president and CEO of GICA subsidiary Sodismac. A consignment of 15,000t of clinker, produced in GICA’s Beni Safi (Aïn Témouchent) works, has left the port of Ghaza. Since May 2018 GICA has carried out around 15 export shipments from various Algerian ports. More than 0.5Mt of clinker have been shipped to Europe while at present west Africa is a key export market for the company.

GICA ships 37,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA-owned Hadjar Soud de Skidka (SCHS) plant in Algeria has exported 37,000t of clinker from Annaba port, according to its CEO Youcef Merabet. "This cargo represents the first export operation to the African market made by the SCHS,” according to Mr Merabet. A total of 200,000t of clinker will be exported by the cement plant in 2019 as part of GICA’s 1Mt export programme to African countries. “Skikda's SCHS cement plant, which produces seven types of cement that meet the quality criteria...

LafargeHolcim Algeria ships first white cement exports to South Africa

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Algérie loads its first white cement shipment onboard for export LafargeHolcim Algérie has carried out its first exports of white cement from Oran, Algeria, to South Africa. A consignment of 10,000t of “Super White” cement, produced in the company’s Oggaz plant, was shipped to Cape Town. The shipment is part of the company’s export programme, launched in 2018. In the run-up to 2021, LafargeHolcim expects to export 10Mt of grey cement clinker to west Africa.

Algeria exports first shipment to Niger

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s first exports to Niger were carried out on 9 February by El-Hamel Sidi Moussa’s cement plant in Timegtène, 270km east of Adrar. The cement works shipped 2000t. Going forward, exports from Timegtène are planned at a rate of 8000tpm, using trucks of Logitrans. "The group's services have mobilised significant human and material resources, including 50 trucks, to regularly deliver the goods produced to the region of Agades (Niger), over a distance of 2000km, via the border post of ...