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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 ...

When the going gets tough

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The north African cement sector is facing a challenging time as declining demand has put into perspective the current overcapacity in the industry. With most of the region affected, export options are limited. Higher energy costs have also brought further challenges in some countries. By Kais Kriaa and Fatma Charfi, Alpha Mena, Tunisia. With production capacity tipped to reach 30Mta in 2019, Algeria’s cement industry has been transformed and has now become a net exporter of cement....

Aumund wins clinker conveyor orders in Algeria

08 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The successful partnership between Aumund France and Aumund China has resulted in large orders for Aumund in Algeria for two new cement plants at Zahana and Bechar. The two orders together comprise 26 belt and chain bucket elevators, two bucket apron conveyors, 10 pan conveyors and 10 drag chain conveyors. Société des Ciments de Zahana plant The Société des Ciments de Zahana (SCIZ) plant, which has a capacity of 4500tpd, is located near Oran, around 450km from the capital Algiers. Here t...

GICA to commission new Sigus plant in March 2019

27 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Construction of the new Sigus integrated cement plant in Oum El Bouaghi province, Algeria, is 87 per cent complete, according to Sofiane Bensaci, Finance Director of the company. With a production capacity of 2.2Mta, the Sigus plant will employ 150 direct jobs and 2000 indirect jobs, and commence production in March 2019. Total investment in the plant, which is part of the state-owned Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algerie (GICA), is DZD51bn (USD429m).