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CIMAF intent on west African expansion

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

West Africa has been enjoying a period of high demand growth over the last decade, and this has been accompanied by the largely unrestrained construction of grinding plants along the coastal markets between Senegal to Nigeria. The region's cement industry has been transformed and is evolving to be highly competitive. With limited limestone, clinker imports have served the flourishing sector, but establishing clinker capacity offers a crucial competitive advantage. One company and a major f...

Côte d’Ivoire: year of uncertainty

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

With COVID-19 affecting economic activity throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the cement market in Côte d’Ivoire faces a particularly uncertain year as presidential elections and a political crisis add further factors of volatility to the sector. In addition, new plant projects provide extra capacity in an industry that is already subject to over-capacity. By Limak Holding, Turkey. The cement market of Côte d’Ivoire continues to provide some opportunities going forward, but overcapacity...

CIMAF Gabon inaugurates second line

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ciments d’Afrique (CIMAF) Gabon has inaugurated its second production line at the Owendo plant. The 0.35Mta line will lift the plant’s total capacity to 0.85Mta after an investment of XAF9bn (US$16.3m). It includes a new-generation 50tph crusher and two 500m3 storage silos. To optimise production the company plans a further XAF65bn investment to build a clinker production plant. At present CIMAF Gabon leads Gabon’s cement market. The country has a total annual output of 1.2Mta, double the ...

CIMAF Ghana Ltd extends its product range

05 February 2020, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Ghana Ltd has announced the introduction of newly-improved cement grade, 42.5R B-L, to its line of products. "This is not just an addition, but a much-needed grade to give users every needed grade for every stage within the construction ladder of any project, with the same hallmark of quality to make sure that consumers get the best out of the standard within every grade bracket," said the company's General Manager, Bennis Mohammed. He added that CIMAF, which launched operations in...

Gaining ground in Gabon

28 January 2020, Published under Cement News

As Gabon restructures its economy, local cement producers seek to consolidate their position in the domestic market. CIMAF Gabon is investing significantly to increase its presence through the expansion of its existing grinding plant in Owendo and the construction of a new clinker unit. By Salim Kaddouri, CIMAF, Gabon. CIMAF’s grinding plant near Libreville, Gabon, is undergoing a US$15.1m expansion project With a population of around 1.8m people, Gabon’s cement market is modest...

Gabon cement output jumps 21% in 9M19

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Gabon has increased by 20.7 per cent in the first nine months of 2019, according to DirectInfosGabon. Output from CIMAF and CimGabon reached 421,356t. Cement sales advanced by 17.7 per cent to 413,604t due to strong local demand, mainly from the self-build sector during the dry season. Cement company revenues were up 15.8 per cent YoY to XAF39.864bn (US$68m).

Ghanaian cement prices rise for the second time in two months

22 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Ghana have risen by GHS2.40 (US$0.45), which is the second increase for cement prices in the last two months. Cement producers have had to raise their prices as the cost of raw materials increased due to the depreciation of the local cedi currency. Ghacem has raised its prices across the board. Its Super Rapid cement advanced from GHS30.47 to GHS32.47/50kg bag (US$6.1/ 50kg bag and GHS649.4/t (US$124.18/t)), Super Strong Cement has moved up from GHS30.83 to GHS33.23 and Gha...

CIMAF sees 42% rise in cement sales in 1H18

04 October 2018, Published under Cement News

CIMAF reported a 42 per cent rise in cement sales to 184,723t in Gabon during the first half of 2018, according to the Economic and Fiscal Policy unit of Gabon’s Economics Ministry. In January-June 2017, sales reached 130,077t. The company’s production volumes increased 37.7 per cent in the six-month period to 178,518t, up from 129,596t in 6M17. As a results, revenues were up 36.6 per cent YoY to XAF13.029bn (US$22.8m) in 6M18 from XAF9.537bn in the year-ago period. Gabon suspended cemen...

CimGabon to build second line

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

CIMAF expects to launch construction on a second production line at CimGabon's Owendo works, near Libreville, in less than two months. The EUR10m new line will add 0.35Mta of production capacity to the existing plant, taking total capacity at the site to 0.85Mta. Line 2 is scheduled to come online in a year’s time. Last year, the Gabon government suspended cement imports to address fraud, but this led to a market shortage as domestic plants were unable to supply sufficient product to meet...

CIMAF starts commercial production in Chad

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

CIMAF has started commercial operations of its Lamadji plant in Chad following a ceremony led by the country’s Minister of Mines and Industrial and Commercial Development, Youssouf Abassalah. Inaugurated on 12 June 2017, the CAF23bn works has a cement capacity of 0.5Mta, with the option to expand to 1Mta. A modest fall in domestic cement prices is expected as the facility enters commercial operation.