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SCAEK completes first stage API certification

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based Société des Ciments de Ain El Kebira (SCAEK) has succesfully completed the first phase of the American Petroleum Institute audit to certify petroleum cement as a new product manufactured by the cement producer. The first step was originally planned for last March but was then postponed to July 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company was awarded the API label in July 2019. The next monitoring stage is scheduled for March 2021, according to SCAEK. Once certified, the ...

GICA subsidiary prepares export plan

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Public Industrial Group of Algerian Cement (GICA) has announced that its Beni Saf subsidiary plans to export over 45,000t of clinker to African countries during the current year. Orders are reportedly under study for exports from the port of Ghazaouet, Algeria, to several countries, including Ghana, Guinea and Mauritania, according to Dakmous Fatima-Zohra, communications and marketing officer. After fulfilling national orders, Beni Saf Cement is targeting these markets as a first ste...

North Africa in focus

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

North Africa is experiencing a turbulent political and economic period. Meanwhile the region seeks to increase the pace of development with cement consumption reaching 100Mt in 2018. Domestically, surplus capacity has translated into a more competitive environment, with many producers increasingly turning to the export market. Morocco is seeing higher levels of domestic demand, but with new capacity on the way there is pressure to export surplus volumes. Pictured: Ciments du Maroc’...

Amouda Ciment exports 3200t to Niger

28 January 2020, Published under Cement News

In 2019 Algeria-based Amouda Ciment’s El Beida cement plant exported more than 3200t of cement to Niger, according to El Watan. The company’s first export shipment was carried out in August, when it supplied 1400t to Niger and was followed by two deliveries of 400t each in October and November. A further 1000t was exported in December. With a total value of US$340,000, the dispatches were the first exports of the cement plant and the company expects to increase export sales in the coming...

Algerian cement exports increase 239% in 11M19

14 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The value of Algerian cement and clinker exports has surged 239.2 per cent to US$59.24m in the 11M19, compared with US$17.47m in the year-ago period, according to the Customs’ Surveys and Prospects Department (DEPD). Saïd Djellab, former trade minister, had said in November that cement export revenues were expected to reach US$60m in late 2019, however, these figures are now expected to require adjustment considering the pace of development.

Algeria's cement export revenues rise 251% in the 9M19

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s cement export revenues have increased more than 251 per cent YoY in the first nine months of 2019, rising to over US$51m from US$14.54m, according to the Customs’ Directorate of Studies and Prospective (DEPD). Said Djellab, trade minister, has said that export revenues are expected to reach US$60m by the end of 2019, compared with US$20m in the previous year. However, he also noted that this is expected to surge to US$400m by 2021 since the industry will have the capacity to expor...

Future-proofing Algeria’s flagship

19 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie is set to increase its total cement capacity by 2.2Mta, thanks to the new Sigus cement plant, located in the province of Oum El Bouaghi, eastern Algeria. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions provided the complete range of key equipment, process solutions and 360˚ services to make this new greenfield cement plant future-proof. By Flavia Morlaix, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, France. Constr...

Algeria targets 6Mt of cement exports in 2020

14 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria's Minister of Industry and Mines has set a 6Mt target for the cement industry to export in 2020. The country only began cement exports in 2017. Mr Djamila Tamazirt, Minister of Industry and Mines, said Algeria had reached a production capacity of around 32Mta during 2017 and is expected to exceed 40Mt in 2020, once several plants come online. In this respect the industry minister has established a "special action plant to facilitate the export of production surplus and engage a refl...

Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane to open waste incinerator

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane (Algerian Cement Industry Group - GICA) has announced its intention to build an industrial waste incinerator in the municipality of Constantine, northeast Algeria. "This project, which will be carried out in collaboration with the local environmental department, will make it possible to find common ground between the desire to further develop the cement production chain and the current concern for environmental protection," said Mustapha Kebbous, CEO of...

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.