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Algeria sees 15% drop in cement imports

25 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement imports into Algeria have seen their value decrease by 25.3 per cent from US$328.95m to US$245.62m in the first eight months of 2016, according to the Algerian Customs Department. In terms of volumes, imports saw a 15.5 per cent decrease from 4.5Mt to 3.8Mt. The average price of cement imports into Algeria has fallen by around 24 per cent in the first seven months of 2016 when compared with Jan-Jul 2015.

At the edge of the desert

15 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Exposed to the Sahara desert climate, a new cement plant has been taking shape some 40km north of Biskra, Algeria. In the hot arid summer with temperatures reaching 49.4˚C and an annual rainfall of less than 100mm, the construction of the Algeria Spa CILAS cement works presented its own challenges, but a flexible approach by main contractor CBMI contributed to the successful completion of the project. By Jinjun Gu and Yingying Zhang, CBMI Construction Co Ltd, China. The new cement wor...

Algeria: new cement plant in Sigus

15 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, laid the first stone of a cement plant operated by the Industrial Group of Cements of Algeria (GICA) on Thursday in Sigus (Oum El Bouaghi). The Prime Minister said that large investments for the construction of cement plants across the country had been made available in an attempt to contribute to sustainable economic growth. He noted that Algeria must begin exporting cement by 2018 or 2019. The new plant is located approximately 5km south of...

Algeria: CILAS clinker line successfully commissioned

12 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Algeria's CILAS saw the successful start-up of its new clinker production line with the ignition of the kiln on 10 July 2016, 11 days ahead of schedule, in the presence of Didier Michel, representing CILAS' parent company LafargeHolcim, and Wang Hui of contractor CBMI. Both companies expressed their thanks and appreciation for the work completed and the teamwork shown. Algeria Spa CILAS awarded the EPC contract for a new 5000tpd line on 28 April 2014 to CBMI. The contract’s scope range...

Algeria: GICA subsidiary starts work on Bechar plant

22 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Work has begun on a new cement plat for Saoura-Ciment company, a GICA subsidiary. Situated 965km south of Algiers, the greenfield Bechar cement plant will cost DZD34bn to build and will have a cement capacity of 1Mta. This plant, which will be commissioned in 2019, will allow the strengthening of national production to raise it to 23Mta, said officials from the Public Industrial Group of Cement of Algeria (GICA). The industrial projects in Bechar are part of the new strategy of nationa...

Algeria: GICA to build cement plants

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

GICA signed two agreements on Tuesday in Algiers with Chinese equipment manufacturer CBMI (a subsidiary of Sinoma) to build a new cement plant in Bechar and extend the plant in Zahana (Mascara). Owned by GICA subsidiary Saoura Cement Co, the new plant in Bechar will have a capacity of 1Mta and is expected to start production in 2018. Zahana cement plant currently has a production capacity of 1Mta, which will increase the plant capacity 2.5Mta. Work on the extension of this plant is schedu...

Algeria: Beni Saf to install new bag filters "very soon"

06 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Beni Saf cement company is expected to install a new bag filter “very soon”, according to Mokhtar Tanem, director general of the cement plant. The new bag filter contains 39 bags and represents an investment of DZD702.6m (US$6.49m). Nine will be installed at the clinker extraction and storage point, 22 in the shipping area, five at the cement mill and sampling, one at the cooler and one for the raw mill and kiln. "The provisional allocation of the installation of this filter project a...

Algeria: Sour El Ghozlane back in production

16 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's cement plant at Sour El Ghozlane, Algeria, has returned to production following the repair and installation of new electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). The production facilities have been out of action for two months, resulting in a cement shortage in the country’s central region.

Orascom wins greenfield contract in Algeria

07 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Orascom Construction has been awarded the contract for a greenfield cement plant in Algeria. The new 6000tpd plant is for a private sector client and comprises infrastructure work for an industrial complex, Orascom said in a statement. The combined value of both contracts is US$180m.

Algeria: introduction import licences delays supply

23 February 2016, Published under Cement News

The decision of the Algerian government to require import licences for imported cement is causing delays in the supply of cement. However, the issuing of licences is progressing slowly and at a time when major cement plants are shut down for maintenance, the step causes shortages in the market. In recent days, the price of a 50kg bag of cement has skyrocketed to DZD1900, according to Dennouni Abdelmajir, president of the General Confederation of Employers (BTPH).