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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...

Chad: President Idriss Déby opens CIMAF plant

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Chad’s President, Idriss Déby Itno, inaugurated on Monday the new Lamadji cement plant just north of the capital, N’Djaména. The works marks the cooperation between the country and Morocco’s CIMAF and represents an investment of XOF23bn. It has a cement capacity of 0.5Mta, which can be further expanded to 1Mta.

CIMAF Cameroon to triple production capacity

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Cameroon has announced that it will triple its current 0.5Mta production capacity to 1.5Mta by 2018 on the back of domestic market growth. "At the end of this extension, CIMAF Cameroon intends to consolidate its position as a major player in the local and sub-regional market," according to the company’s statement. The project will put the Moroccan-owned cement producer on a par with Dangote, which currently owns a 1.5Mta grinding unit at Douala.