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ASEC Cement starts Zahana exit negotiations

05 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holdings announced that its subsidiary ASEC Cement has commenced negotations to exit Zahana Cement, in which it owns 35 per cent of shares. ASEC Cement has invested US$62m in Zahana Cement, which has a plant located some 40km from Oran, western Algeria. The cement producer upgraded the works to produce 0.75Mta and has been building a new 1.6Mta line, scheduled to come online at the start of 2020.

CTIEC to start Adrar Line 2 procurement

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

China Triumph International Engineering Co Ltd (CTIEC) will start equipment procurement for the US$211m second production line of the Adrar plant in Algeria, which is under development by STG Engineering and Real Estate Development Co. FLSmidth, Thyssenkrupp AG and Fives SA are among the likely suppliers, according to Inside International Industrials. The new line will at 4200tpd of cement production capacity to the plant, which was inaugurated in August 2017. Upon completion the extra ou...

Meftah holds co-processing trials

03 July 2018, Published under Cement News

GICA subsidiary SCMI-Meftah has been carrying out co-processing trials using sludge, waste oils and sorted household waste in its Meftah works in Algeria. "These technological test operations were a success in all respects, as they fully respected the test protocol developed by the project-SCIM team as well as the safety and process procedures," said Adel Haddoud, the company’s director general. Further tests are planned to enable the use of these alternative fuels while maintaining cemen...

GICA plans its first export shipment to west Africa

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s GICA has signed a maritime contract of carriage with CNAN Nord, a subsidiary of state-run shipping group GATMA, for the company’s first shipment of 10,000t of cement to west Africa. GICA plans to export between 1-1.5Mt of its production in 2018, according to the Ministry of Industry and Mining.

LafargeHolcim Msila ships 17,000t for export to west Africa

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s plant in Msila, Algeria, has recently carried out a 17,000t shipment for west Africa. The consignment of bulk cement was delivered to the port of Djendjen. It is the seventh such delivery since December 2017 and its part of the group’s plans to export 2Mt of cement in 2020. LafargeHolcim owns two plans in Algeria – one at M’Sila and one at Oggaz (Mascara). In addition, it is part of a joint venture with the Souakri Cilas group and runs the plans at Biskra.

GICA exports first clinker to Europe

03 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The Algerian Industry Ministry said GICA exported its first shipment of clinker to Europe in April. A subsidiary of state-run GICA Group delivered 45,000t. The shipment is part of a contract to export 200,000t to Europe. GICA is expected to export more cement to African and European countries in the near future, the statement noted.

LafargeHolcim Algeria completes third Gambia consigment

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Algeria carried out its third export shipment of grey cement to Gambia from the port of Arzew on 28 March, the company said. Following two earlier shipments in December 2017 and March 2018, some 30,000t of bulk grey cement was delivered from its Oggaz cement plant in Mascara to Gambia. LafargeHolcim Algeria aims to raise its exports to west Africa to 5Mt by 2020. The group has two cement plants in M'Sila and Oggaz (Mascara), a partnership with the Souakri Cilas Group at a...

Algeria's Aoulef works exports first cement to Niger

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

El-Hamel-owned Aoulef cement plant, in Adrar, Algeria, carried out the first Algerian cement exports to Niger, according to Minister of Industry and Mines, Youcef Yousfi.  The new plant, which entered service in December 2017 exported 950t of cement overland to Niger – the first of regular shipments. The 1.5Mta Aoulef cement facility plans to exports around 1Mta of its output. "With these export operations, Algeria has thus shifted from [being] a large importer of cement to an exporti...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

26 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co, part of the China National Building Materials (CNBM) group, and FLSmidth have received an order for a new 12,000tpd cement plant for ETHRB Group. The new works, which will be located in Relizane, Algeria, is due for completion by the end of 2020. While Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co will be responsible for the construction of the plant, FLSmidth will be supplying the equipment, including two ATOX ® raw mills, two preheater...

LafargeHolcim Algérie targets 5Mt of exports to west Africa

16 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Following its first export shipment of cement to Gambia in December 2017, LafargeHolcim Algérie plans to export 5Mt of cement to west Africa by 2020, according to Serge Dubois, the company’s communications director. Exporting "cannot be done without the mobilisation of public authorities,” Mr Dubois said. “The State is speeding up the signing of the association agreements with the ECOWAS countries, and it is the only market available and within reach of the Algeria, especially as that of ...