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Dangote defends price criticism

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has defended recent criticism of its cement prices saying they are in line with or lower than prices across the rest of the West African coast, reports The Punch. The company has come under fire for increasing the price of its cement in Nigeria, in particular, putting it significantly more expensive than in the likes of Benin - a claim refuted by the company, which says its prices in Nigeria have not risen and points out that it is important to distinguish between Dangote’s ...

Benin government caps cement price

20 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The government of Benin has set a price cap on the price of cement with the new price ceiling dependent on the locality. The price is capped from 17 June 2022 for four months. The government has taken the step “in support of populations faced with soaring prices of consumer products” and during the four-month period the Ministry of Commerce will carry out “strict controls and regular prices.”

Benin government fixes new retail prices

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To avoid significant market speculation around the price of cement, the Benin government set the retail price of cement by department on 23 March 2022. The price of cement is capped at XOF74,000/t (US$123.94/t) in Porto-Novo and Ouémé- Plateau, XOF75,000/t in Cotonou and Atlantique-Littoral and XOF77,000/t in Comè and Mono-Couffo. In Parakou/Borgou and Djougou/Donga the maximum price for a tonne of cement is XOF82,000 while in Natitingo/Atacora and Kandi in Alibori the price is set at XOF8...

Benin to build 1.6Mta cement plant

24 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The government of Benin plans to build a cement plant with 5000tpd clinker capacity and 1.6Mta of cement capacity. The new plant will have an option to expand its cement capacity to 3Mta. Benin’s Council of Ministers announced on 23 February 2022 the completion of preparatory studies for the construction project of a cement plant. "The Council has shown itself to be in favour of entering into a contract with a specialised group, with a view to carrying out preparatory studies for a project...

NOCIBE raises cement price

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Nouvelle Cimenterie du Bénin (NOCIBE) will increase the price of cement from its plants from 1 September 2021. CEM II 32.5 R cement will cost XOF64,617/t (US$115.96/t), including tax while CEM II 42.5 R cement will be sold at XOF66,997/t, including tax. NOCIBE runs a 1.5Mta integrated cement works at Massé, Benin, and is the country’s largest cement producer.

ScanTogo and CimBénin donate EUR39,636 to biosphere reserve

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

ScanTogo and CimBénin (HeidelbergCement group) have donated EUR39,636 to support a project for the Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in the Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, on the border of Benin and Togo. The two cement producers hope the donations helps to safeguard the reserve having launched the project to raise funds on 10 February 2020. "The biological diversity of the Mono Reserve is increasingly threatened by population growth and growing pressure on natural resources. ...

Coal delay sends NOCIBE cement price high

12 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The ex-works price of cement leaving the Adja-Ouèrè plant of Nouvelle Cimenterie du Bénin (NOCIBE) has jumped from XOF61,880/t (US$116.69/t) to XOF73.780/t, according to Agence Benin Presse. The organisation has attributed the spike to a key coal cargo being held up in the port of Cotonou. The coal is due to be transported to the NOCIBE plant for use in clinker production.

LafargeHolcim continues African expansion

13 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Following the acquisition of Socimat in Côte d’Ivoire last July, LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique (LHMA) continues its regional expansion. LHMA, a joint venture between Morocco’s Société Nationale d’Investissement (SNI) and LafargeHolcim, will buy back 50 per cent of the capital of SCB Lafarge in Benin and 54.7 per cent of Cimencam in Cameroon, according to Afrique Expansion. The transaction values have not been disclosed. SCB Lafarge has a production capacity estimated at 0.6Mta while Cim...

Benin Nocibe mill No 1 produces first batch of cement

23 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The Benin Nocibe works, a project led by Groupe Layousse of Ciments du Sahel and contracted to Sinoma International (Tianjin), has produced its first batch of qualified cement from mill No 1. Installation of steel structure was started in April, followed by mechanical equipment in June and electrical equipment in August. The project was commissioned in October. In less than half a year, the project team overcame all difficulties and completed installation and commissioning works smoothly in...

Ciments du Sahel invests EUR250m in new Benin plant

17 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Ciments du Sahel of Senegal is investing EUR250m in a new 2.5Mta cement plant in Benin as the cement producer aims to extend its African reach. Output from the new works, which is expected to open in June 2013, will primarily serve the markets of Benin and nearby countries. Providing permission is granted, volumes will also be exported to "the sub-region,” according to Michel Layousse, deputy director general, Ciments du Sahel. The project will create jobs for around 600 people, bo...