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Gebr Pfeiffer wins new order in Algeria

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Société Saoura Ciment has contracted Gebr Pfeiffer to supply a vertical roller mill for its new greenfield plant in Bechar, Algeria. The cement producers has ordered n MVR 5000 R-4 for cement raw material grinding. With a total drive power of 3800kW the mill has the capacity to grind 50tph to a fineness of a maximum 12 per cent R0.090mm. Delivery of the equipment is planned for the first half of 2018. The contract comes after Société Saoura Ciment had switched to Gebr Pfeiffer technolo...

Société Saoura Ciment selects Gebr Pfeiffer mill

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Société Saoura Ciment has opted for a MVR 5000 R-4 raw grinding mill for its second production line in Zahana, Algeria. The mill will have a capacity of 425tph and grind raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent residue 90µm. The total drive power will be 3500kW. The feed material has a surface moisture of almost 13 per cent and is dried easily while being ground in the mill. The order was placed by the Chinese contractor CBMI.

Qalaa Holdings completes sale of ASEC Ciment Algérie

17 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holdings announced that its subsidiaries ASEC Cement and ASEC Cement Djelfa Offshore have completed the sale of 100 per cent of ASEC Ciment Algérie (ACA) to an Algerian investor at a deal value equivalent to US$60m. The sellers are currently complying with government requirements to repatriate the proceeds from Algeria. 
Qalaa held an effective (indirect) 37 per cent ownership stake in ACA , which has a licence to build a 3Mta cement plant in the city of Djelfa, Algeria. The sale ...

GICA sets new production record

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) has set, for the second year running, a new production record. In 2016 the company produced 12.6Mt of cement, up four per cent YoY from 12.14Mt in 2015. While claiming that the cement volumes of the group’s 12 cement plants have been fully sold on the market, the cement group stresses that its main objective is to "actively contribute to closing the cement deficit estimated at 4Mta, in a context marked by large public investments in the housin...

Algeria to see cement surplus in 2017

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Algeria expects a surplus of cement output in 2017, according to Abdeslem Bouchouareb, the country’s minister of Industry and Mines. Domestic production is expected to reach 30Mt this year as cement producers have made several investments in the country’s production base. Last April, the minister inaugurated two new cement plants in Adrar and Biskra.

Lafarge-Algérie's Oggaz plant ups output 10%

04 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge-Algérie's Oggaz cement plant increased its cement output by 10 per cent in the last quarter to meet the country’s growing cement demand, according to plant manager, Jean-Louis Sibiede. In the past three months, the works produced 0.953Mt, including 0.844Mt of grey cement. The company converted part of the plant’s white cement production lines to produce grey cement to meet growing demand from developers and wilaya authorities. The authorities are currently carrying out three ma...

Algeria: SARL Biskria Ciment orders five Loesche VRMs

21 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche has been awarded the contract for five large vertical mills (VRMs) by Algerian cement producer SARL Biskria Ciment. Two mills will be supplied for the grinding of cement raw meal and three mills will be for clinker grinding for the cement producer’s plant in Biskra, 300km southeast of the capital Algiers. The new equipment will enable raw meal to be ground to a fineness of 12 per cent sieving residue with 90μm at a processing capacity of 500tph, and cement to a clinker fineness of 3...

Lafarge Algeria to export clinker from 2018

23 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria is preparing to export grey clinker from its local plants from 2018. The group already exports white cement from its Oggaz plants in the Mascara wilaya. "It is part of government policy to promote exports. There will be cement overcapacity in late 2017 compared to all the projects that are launched. We are preparing with other (cement manufacturers) to be able to export clinker from 2018, "says Serge Dubois, PR director at Lafarge Algeria. However, he emphasised that “c...

Algeria sees sharp drop in cement imports in 2016

13 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Algerian cement imports fell 35.5 per cent in 2016 from a value of US$474.3m to US$306.1m. In volume terms, a 27.4 per cent decrease was reported to 4.8Mt. In 2015 Algeria imported 6.6Mt of cement. Imports of other building materials such as iron and steel have also seen decreases.

The world in 2016 and outlook for 2017

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

This year will be a challenging year for the multinational cement companies, which are now faced by uneven economic performance in the emerging markets, combined with a new era of global political uncertainty that could further destabilise markets. On balance, however, global growth looks set to be anchored by positive trends in the major markets of China, India and the US, more than offsetting the poor performance elsewhere. The large cement majors have spent years diversifying their por...