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African cement escapes the pandemic; structural issues remain

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemtech's latest webinar discussed Africa's cement sector and the impact of COVID-19 on the continent. Tony Hadley of consultancy THAA, and Erkam Kocakerim, CEO of Limak Afrika SA, covered several areas of concern from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies and cement demand to overcapacity and competition issues, while also providing a long-term outlook for the continent. Thomas Armstrong, Managing Editor of International Cement Review, opened the webinar with an overview of the ...


28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced plans to expand its cement capacity in Africa by 29 per cent to 62Mta. The company is expected to add 6Mta in Nigeria in 2020, taking its capacity in its home market to 35Mta, while other expansions are earmarked mainly for west Africa, including Niger and Côte d'Ivoire. On the back of this and other investments, the group’s total revenue is forecast to reach US$30bn in the next few years. Meanwhile, in Tanzania, Dangote remains locked in a dispute with the co...

LafargeHolcim’s Bélier cement now available via Jumia

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Bélier cement is now available in Côte d’Ivoire on Jumia, the Nigeria-based E-commerce company. LafargeHolcim opened its online shop on the platform three months ago in addition to more than 200 points of sale through its Binastore franchises. "Individuals can now proceed with their purchase by mobile money, credit card or cash on delivery," says the cement producer.

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire opens new cement depot

05 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has opened a new cement warehouse in Bouaké, in the north-central region, with traders now able to buy quantities larger than or equal to 10t without having to travel to Abidjan. The new depot is based at the old Gonfreville plant, with all bagged products (Classics, Extra and Superbric) available, according to the company.

GICA exports 15,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire

26 April 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA has carried out a further shipment of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire, according to Samir Setiti, president and CEO of GICA subsidiary Sodismac. A consignment of 15,000t of clinker, produced in GICA’s Beni Safi (Aïn Témouchent) works, has left the port of Ghaza. Since May 2018 GICA has carried out around 15 export shipments from various Algerian ports. More than 0.5Mt of clinker have been shipped to Europe while at present west Africa is a key export market for the company.

Dangote Cement

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Ghana have risen for the second time in two months with producers in the country blaming the latest increase in the depreciation of the Ghanaian cedi. Dangote Cement has increased its 42.5 grade product from GHS32.55 (US$6.36)/bag to GHS35.55/bag. The currency crisis is also being blamed for a 20 per cent rise in the price of bread in the country and an uptick in fuel prices at filling stations across Ghana.  Meanwhile, construction of Dangote’s 3Mta cement plant near Abi...

Intercem to supply new Kamsar grinding plant

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the successfully-finished projects in Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso, Intercem Engineering has been granted a new order in west Africa from Les Cimenteries de la Basse-Guinée for a 500,000tpa cement grinding plant including raw material shed, hopper station, packing plant and truck loading station in Kamsar, Guinea. Intercem sign agreement for a new grinding plant with Les Cimenteries de la Basse-Guinée The contract includes the raw material storage with a capaci...

Algeria steps up exports

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

GICA, LafargeHolcim and Biskria are expected to export 0.5Mta of cement and clinker from Algeria by the end of 2018 – mainly via the port of Djendjen, according to Abdesselem Bouab, general manager of the port. Since May, GICA has completed three export deliveries for a total of 110,000t of cement. The company’s total contract totals 200,000t and represents a value of over US$4m. In the near future, GICA is planning up to 2Mt. LafargeHolcim exported 100,000t of clinker and 16,700t of cem...

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire releases Bélier SuperBric cement

29 August 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire has released a new poduct called Bélier SuperBric cement, which the company claims allows quick drying of bricks in just 24 hours. Halving the time usually required to dry bricks and with a strength of 52.5N, SuperBric is the strongest cement in the country. Laboratory tests have also found the product more economical than cement brands of 42.5N, as the cement bag can also be used. Bélier SuperBric has also been introduced on the occasion of LafargeHolcim Côt...

PPC considers expansion and possible sell-off in DR Congo

09 April 2018, Published under Cement News

PPC Ltd's Chief Executive Officer, Johann Claassen, has vowed to boost liquidity and extend debt maturity and he's eyeing future expansion for the company in east and west Africa. New investment would follow a ZAR12bn (US$995m) outlay on five plants in the past five years, which took PPC into countries such as Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. All are now in operation and generating cash, said Mr Claassen, allowing the company to consider new facilities. "We had to ste...