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FLSmidth receives large cement order in Algeria

09 February 2016, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract with a value of more than EUR200m with SARL Amouda Ingineering for the supply of a greenfield cement plant in Algeria. The plant will be located in El Beida (Laghouat), approximately 400km from the capital Algiers.    The order includes engineering, equipment supplies, construction, commissioning and training. Once completed, the cement plant will have a capacity of 6000tpd. "EPC solutions are increasingly req...

Algeria’s GICA plans to produce 23Mt in 2019

04 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Algerian cement producer, Groupe Industriel des ciments d’Algerie (GICA) expects to increase its cement capacity in four plants and build a further two works. This will raise capacity from the current 11.5Mta to 23Mta in 2019. Expansion projects at the works of Aïn Kebira and Chlef are forecast to be completed in September this year, increasing capacity to 1.5Mta. As a result, GICA expects to replace the 3.5Mt of imports by national output by the end of the year. Moreover, Zahana and ...

Algeria: Biskra plant on course for 2016 production start

26 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria and Souakri’s joint venture, the 2.7Mta Biskra cement works, will enter into production in 2016, a group official said on Tuesday. During a presentation to journalists at Lafarge Algeria’s Oggaz plant in Mascara, Serge Dubois, the company’s director of Public Affairs and Communications, highlighted that the plant will bring the group’s overall capacity to more than 11Mta. Currently, the overall production of group Lafarge Algeria is 8.7Mta from two cement works: M’sila and ...

Algeria: Beni Saf acquires three quarries

23 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Société des Cements de Beni Saf has acquired three quarries to supply its second production line. The Dhayet Smaâ quarry has an estimated limestone reserve of 78.66Mt. In addition, the clay deposits of Koudiet El Tine (24.3Mt) and El Ancer will also supply the 2Mta cement line. The cement producer has acquired the quarries, which cover an area of 370ha, for a record DZD1.005bn (US$9.3m). Exploration work will be carried by CETIM, the Centre for Study and Technology Service of the Constr...

Algeria: Société des Ciments de Sigus awards turnkey plant contract

27 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Polysius France SAS, part of Germany-based ThyssenKrupp, has been awarded the contract for the cement plant in Oum El Bouaghi by Société des Ciments de Sigus, part of Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA), according to local press reports. The EUR310m turnkey project will see the construction of a 6000tpd cement works with commissioning due after 31 months in 2018. (Source: Tout sur l'Algerie)

Algerian cement import value falls 13% in Jan-Jul 2015

01 October 2015, Published under Cement News

The value of cement imports into Algeria during the first seven months of 2015 fell from US$352.92m to US$306.94m, down 13 per cent YoY, according to Customs data. In terms of volumes, a 4.4 per cent decrease was noted from 3.83Mt to 3.66Mt. The fall has been attributed to increased demand for domestically-produced product, encouraged by the government. Since end-2014, developers are no longer allowed to import materials for wholly or partially state-funded projects if a local equivalent ...

GICA’s Ain El Kebira to launch on stock exchange

16 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Groupe Industrial des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) plans to place 35 per cent of the capital of Ain El Kebira cement plant on the Algerian stock exchange in 2016, according to its CEO, Laid Khaber. The stake will be made available to institutional investors such as banks, financial and insurance companies. However, he emphasised that the cement company’s entry to the bourse does not mean it will be privatised.

CESA awarded Algerian plant project

15 July 2015, Published under Cement News

At the beginning of 2015, CESA – Cement Engineering SA – was awarded the contract for full engineering consultancy, construction and commissioning supervision for a new plant to be built in Algeria by CEVITAL Minerals. The greenfield facility, with a clinker capacity of 4Mta, will be situated in El Khroub, near the city of Constantine in northeastern Algeria.   The role of Cement Engineering SA as the owners engineer covers the raw materials and quarry investigations, basic design of the pl...

Algeria heading towards self-sufficiency

23 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Algeria is moving towards "self-sufficiency in cement and steel products thanks to the new facilities to be operational in the short term," Minister of Industry and Mines, Abdeslam Bouchouareb has said. During a meeting with local economic operators in Biskra prefecture, the minister said: Algeria "will manage to cover its needs and even over produce by 2016." It will be the first time since independence that the country will cease to import cement, the Algerie Presse Service quoted him as ...

Algeria: Lafarge-Souakri plant operational in August

18 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria and Souakri’s joint venture, the 2.7Mta Biskra cement works, is expected to deliver its first bag of cement in August 2015, according to Eric Meuriot, head of Lafarge Algeria. Full production is scheduled for 2016. Biskra is the fourth plant operated by Lafarge Algeria, which also owns plants at M’sila (5Mta) and Mascara (3Mta). In addition, the France-based cement producer also partners with Groupe Public Industries Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) in the running of the 1Mta Meft...