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Serge Gbotta new CEO LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has appointed Serge Gbotta as its new CEO, effective from 1 January 2020.  He succeeds Xaivier Saint-Martin-Tillet, who will head up the west Africa group region. Formerly commercial and logistics director at the company, Mr Gbotta is a civil engineer with an MBA degree. "I am delighted with the opportunity given to me to manage LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire and to support it in its next phase of growth,” Mr Gbotta said.

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire starts e-commerce orders

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire and e-commerce site Jumia have come together to offer the Ciment Bélier brand of cement online from Friday, 21 June 2019. "This online store is intended exclusively for individuals and small entrepreneurs who wish to have a better quality and cost control of their construction work," said Xavier Saint Martin Tillet, LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire CEO. "This partnership makes life easier for all our customers who want to work without having to move to buy their cem...

Work on Dangote’s Côte d’Ivoire plant advances

10 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced the construction of its 3Mta cement works just outside Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire is now at an advanced stage. The project has been implemented for around 70 per cent with more than 80 per cent of equipment supplied and 80 per cent in terms of construction and civil engineering, according to Camara Guy Adama, project leader. The new plant and related logistical support is expected to generate employment of 800 direct jobs.

GICA ships 37,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA-owned Hadjar Soud de Skidka (SCHS) plant in Algeria has exported 37,000t of clinker from Annaba port, according to its CEO Youcef Merabet. "This cargo represents the first export operation to the African market made by the SCHS,” according to Mr Merabet. A total of 200,000t of clinker will be exported by the cement plant in 2019 as part of GICA’s 1Mt export programme to African countries. “Skikda's SCHS cement plant, which produces seven types of cement that meet the quality criteria...

Clinker largest import commodity in Côte d’Ivoire

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

In 2018 clinker imports into Côte d’Ivoire edged up to 3.1Mt, from 3.03Mt in the previous year, making them the country’s largest import volume for the second-consecutive year, ahead of petroleum imports, acccording to the country’s Customs Department. The value of clinker imports advanced 9.7 per cent to XOF94.01bn (US$162.3m) when compared with XOF85.68bn in 2017. The maximum price of a 50kg bag of cement has been fixed by the country’s government at XOF4500, although shops in the capit...

Ivorian cement output up to 2.5Mt in 2017

15 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Côte d’Ivoire has increased from 2.5Mt in 2015 to 3.5Mt in 2017, according to Abidjan.net. In addition, with an XOF73bn (US$127.5m) investment into new cement plants and upgrading old facility as well as growing demand due to major public works projects, cement producers have lifted their capacity to 7.2Mta in 2017. Furthermore, with the commissioning of an additional seven units expected in 2019, cement capacity is set to rise to 9.4Mta by the end of this year.

Cim Ivoire starts up new plant

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cim Metal-owned Cim Ivoire has started production at its Abidjan grinding plant in Côte d’Ivoire. The 8650tpd grinding unit, which features a vertical roller mill, is the largest plant in the country and is expected to provide the cement producer with long-term logistical benefits. The project was carried out by Intercem Engineering, who also supplied the plant’s clinker and cement silos, packing plant and truck loading station. To transport the raw materials from the new Eco Hopper to the...

Côte d’Ivoire cement capacity set to rise to 9.4Mta by 2019

29 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement capacity is set to increase to 9.4Mta in Côte d’Ivoire by 2019 following significant investment by the industry, according to the country’s Secretary of State for the Promotion of SMES, Anoblé Félix.  The new capacity is driven by an accelerated demand in major public infrastructure projects, the social housing programme and many private projects. Consumption is expected to rise by 11 per cent YoY. "To cope, the national cement production has increased from 2.52Mt in 2015 to 3Mt i...

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire launches high-strength cement

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has launched a new grey cement, Ciment Bélier SuperBéton, developed for heavy prefabrication and very high performance concretes. The new cement goes beyond the regular 42,5N strength, up to 52,5N. The new cement, designed by LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire’s Cement Applications Laboratory, has an increased compatibility with various types of admixtures, including set retarders, plasticisers and hardening accelerators. Its use reduce the rate of breakage and increas...

CIMAF plans 0.3Mta works at Bouaké

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Morocco-based CIMAF plans to build a 0.3Mta cement plant at Bouaké, northern Côte dIvoire. "The Bouaké plant has a capacity of 300,000t. We have acquired the land and are preparing the permits to start construction," said Khalid Iben Khayat, CIMAF’s regional director. CIMAF started its first plant project in the country in November 2011. The 0.5Mta works, which represents an investment of XOF20bn (US$36.4m), entered operation in August 2013. The company invested a further XOF80bn in d...