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LafargeHolcim announces new Middle East/Africa organisation

06 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced its new organisation for the Middle East and Africa region. "This new organisation will further increase our market focus, our operational performance and support the development and execution of winning market strategies to grow profitable businesses in the Middle East & Africa markets," said Saâd Sebbar, who heads up the company’s MEA Region. The company’s four largest markets will report directly to Mr Sebbar and include the following Country CEO appointment...

FLSmidth and CNBM to build 12,000tpd plant for ETHRB Group

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has announced the location of its most recent North African cement plant order. The Denmark-based turnkey provider will deliver a complete state-of-the-art cement plant for ETHRB Group located in Relizane, Algeria. The order includes engineering, equipment supply, construction supervision, commissioning and training. The EUR100m order is in part a result of the partnership between FLSmidth and Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co, part of the China National Building Mater...

New ECDE plant to open in June

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Entreprise des Ciments et Dérivés d’El Chellif’s (ECDE) is expected to commission its new plant at Chlef, Algeria, in June. The 2Mta works is an extension of the old unit and will increase the capacity from 2Mta to 4Mta. The first bag of cement will roll of the production line and is encouraging the company to look for export buyers. With port infrastructure available in the region, export sales are under serious consideration, according to Simane Tabache, CEO of ECDE.

GICA announces production record for 2017

09 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) announced a production record of 13,950,660t in 2017. This reflects an 11 per cent rise in output when compared with 12,604,0045t reported in 2016. The sharp increase in production was attributed to the commissioning of the second line at Aïn El Kebira (Sétif) in 1Q17. GICA is expected to increase its production capacity to 20Mta by 2020. Total Algerian production capacity is forecast at 40.6Mta in 2020, including 11.1Mta instal...


03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The 39.9 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement is investing in a US$140Mta cement works that it is building in Nepal.  Lafarge Malaysia’s turnover came down by some 13 per cent to US$409.5m in the first nine months of 2017, while a net loss of US$33.1m was incurred, compared with a US$10.5m profit for the same period last year. The company lost money in each of the quarters of this year and a return to profit is not expected until the middle of next year. LafargeHolcim A...

First bulk cement export from Arzew port performed

22 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Algeria celebrated its first export of grey cement from the port of Arzew to a west African country in a ceremony held on 12 December. The ceremony was held in the presence of Mr Jean-Jacques Gauthier, CEO of LafargeHolcim Algeria, Representatives of the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Mines, local authorities and a large delegation. This first cement export consigment sees the shipment of 16,500t of bulk cement from LafargeHolcim's Oggaz plant. The operation...

New 1.5Mta cement plant for Timektane inaugurated

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia has inaugurated a new 1.5Mta cement plant in Timektane, 260km from Adrar. Further expansion of the DZD21bn (US$181m) works is planned in a second stage, which will take cement capacity to 3Mta. The project is a joint venture by STG Sidi Moussa, which owns a 71 per cent stake, and China Triumph International Engineering Co (CTIEC Beijing), which holds the balance of shares. Under a seven-year cooperation agreement, the venture’s Chinese partn...

LafargeHolcim Algeria celebrates first export from Arzew

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Algeria will celebrate the first export of grey cement from the port of Arzew by a west African country. The ceremony will take place in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Commerce and LafargeHolcim Algeria's Director General, Jean-Jacques Gauthier. The shipment is the first since lifting the ban and will see the export of 16,000t of cement from LafargeHolcim’s Oggaz cement plant to Gambia.

CILAS sees Biskra plant inauguration

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The new cement plant at Biskra by CILAS was inaugurated on 17 October 2017 in the presence of the Minister of Industry and Jean-Jacques Gauthier, CEO of LafargeHolcim Algérie, among others. CILAS is a joint venture between the Algerian Souakri Group and LafargeHolcim with a 51-49 per cent share split. The new Biskra plant has a production capacity of 2.7Mta and will enable Algeria to be self-sufficient in its cement supply, particularly to the southern part of the country. The project...

Algeria’s GICA to produce 20Mta of cement by 2019-20

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) will increase its production to 20Mta by 2019-20, said company spokesperson Azzeddine Asfirane. The increase in output will be possible due to the expansion of the company’s cement works at Chlef, Ain El Kebira and Zahana and the commissioning of two new cement works at Sigus (Oum El Bouaghi) and Béchar. Ain El Kebira, which entered service last February, is expected to ramp up to its full 3Mta capacity by February 2018 while Ch...