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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.

Cameroon's four main producers plan expansions

20 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cameroon's Mira Cement, a new entry to the market, has announced a project to construct a 1Mta plant in Douala. Meanwhile, all of the country's four main producers have plans to expand their production in the coming years, according to The Africa Report. Cimencam began constructing a 0.5Mta facility at Nomayos, outside of Yaoundé, in March. Cimaf Cameroun is set to triple its current 0.5Mta capacity this year, while Dangote Cement Cameroon is planning a new plant in Yaoundé. Finally, Me...

CIMAF Ghana invests in managing environmental impact

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Ghana Ltd has allocated 15 per cent (US$9.9m) of its US$66m investment in the country to manage the environmental impact of its production facilities, according to Ghana Web. The company's 1.1Mta plant near the port of Tema was fitted with bag filters to control dust emissions and a gas analyser was installed to monitor the exhaust gas from the stacks, according to Mr Mohammed Bennis, country general manager, CIMAF. "This huge plant does not emit dust into the environment. We hav...

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...

InterCem Engineering receives new Sea Invest order

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Having completed and successfully commissioned the ship unloading system for Sea Invest in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, in the 4Q17, InterCem Engineering GmbH has been awarded the EPC contract for Sea Invest's expansion project of the existing ship unloading system at Cimaf's grinding plant in San Pedro, Côte d'Ivoire. The contract was agreed by Cimaf Vice President in San Pedro, Malik Sefrioui, and InterCem's General Manager, Olaf Michelswirth. The order includes a 3D scan of the existing sys...

Cimaf announces 0.5Mta plant in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire

23 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cimaf continues to expand its footprint in Côte d’Ivoire as it started its second production unit in the country in the port city of San Pedro on 20 November. Moreover, Cimaf announced the construction of a 0.5Mta cement plant in Bouaké, central Côte d’Ivoire. The XOF25bn (US$45.1m) works is expected to be operational in 2019. Cimaf expects to generate an additional 250 permanent jobs, according to a company statement. The unit in San Pedro represents an investment of XOF35bn and will...

BOAD grants CIMAF Burkina Faso finance

05 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has granted XOF6bn (US$10.3m) to Morocco’s Cimenteries de l'Afrique Burkina Faso (CIMAF) for the partial financing of the import of raw materials for cement production.  Following the commissioning of a plant in Ouagadougo in 2015, CIMAF is building a 0.7Mta grinding plant in Bobo-Dioulasso, reflecting an investment of XOF20bn. The first cement is expected in June 2018. In addition, the company has also undertaken to double capacity at the Ouag...