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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.

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...