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CIMAF: Tema’s new terminal

08 March 2017, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Ghana’s new grinding plant in Tema, Ghana, marks the latest step in the company’s rapid expansion as a pan-African cement producer. ICR reports on this modern facility located in one of Africa’s brightest markets. By ICR Research, UK, and CIMAF Ghana Ltd, Ghana. The new Tema plant is the latest step in CIMAF’s expansion in Africa On 1 December 2016, Ghanian President John Mahama inaugurated CIMAF Ghana Ltd’s new grinding plant in Tema. This E60m investment marks the latest...

Cameroon cement plants produce 2.6Mt in 2016

01 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s cement producers – Cimencam, Dangote, Cimaf and Necsen – have produced a combined output of 2.6Mt of cement in 2016, according to Camerpost. Total installed cement capacity in the country is 4.2Mta following the commissioning of three new cement plants in 2015-16. Cimencam operates a 1.6Mta works at Figuil and delivered 0.9Mt of cement to the domestic market. Dangote Cement Cameroon opened its 1.5Mta unit on the banks of the river Wouri. The company said it had acquired a “50.1...

Mali: CIMAF opens 0.5Mta Diago plant

21 December 2016, Published under Cement News

La Société Ciments de l’Atlas (CIMAT), part of the Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF) group, has inaugurated a new cement plant in Diago, Mali. The production facility was opened last Thursday in the presence of the President of the Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Kéïta, who cut the symbolic ribbon at the main entrance of the factory in the southeast of the country, a few miles northwest of Bamako. The plant cost its Moroccan investors more than CFA24bn (US$38m). Equipped with state-of-the-a...

Ghana: CIMAF plant opens for business

02 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama has officially opened his country’s newest cement plant, a 1Mta grinding facility owned by CIMAF, according to a report in Ghana Business News. The President – who is seeking to retain power in this month’s elections – called on the company to direct a substantial share of its profits to improving the socio-economic development of the country and the lives of its ordinary citizens. Anas Sefrioui, president of the CIMAF Group, said the Tema plant c...

Togo: CIMAF to agree greenfield plant deal

08 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Morrocan-based Ciments de l'Africa (CIMAF) is thought to be on the brink of agreeing to construct a new cement plant in Togo. There are  currently four cement producers operating in Togo - WACEM, Fortia, HeidelbergCement, CIMTOGO - but they are expected to be joined by a new entrant if the Togolese authorities can agree terms with another cement manufacturer. According to Togosite, CIMAF plans to build a cement factory in Tabligbo, Yoto Prefecture (80km from Lomé). The capacity of the ne...

Gabon moves towards self-sufficiency

15 July 2016, Published under Cement News

In line with the aim of many west African countries, Gabon is quickly establishing itself as a self-sufficient producer rather than a prominent importer. This week, Moroccan company Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF) formally inaugurated a new 0.5Mta plant at Owendo as more foreign investment into domestic cement sector is rapidly converted into new capacity. The current cement players The established player in Gabon for many years has been Cimgabon, which was 75 per cent owned by Heidelber...

0.5Mta CIMAF Gabon plant inaugurated

11 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Gabon President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, formally inaugurated the new Cements de l’Afrique (CIMAF) cement plant in Owendo, Gabon, in the presence of the country’s Prime Minister and other dignitaries. "This is another testimony of the achievements that we see accomplished in the industrial Gabon. And we are happy that the inauguration today be in the company of our Moroccan brothers who took it upon themselves to come and invest in our country,” said the president. Built with an investment o...

Burkina Faso: CIMAF begins construction of second plant

03 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Ciment d’Afrique (CIMAF), a subsidiary of Morocco’s Addoha Group, has begun the construction of its second cement plant in Burkina Faso, the North Africa Post reports. The grinding plant, located in Bobo-Dioulasso, is being constructed for a cost of around €25m (US$28m) and will have a capacity of 0.7Mta when it is completed, in about 18 months’ time. CIMAF has an existing 0.5Mta plant in the capital, Ouagadougou. The new plant will mainly produce for the local market, but the company ...

Cote d'Ivoire: Work starts on second CIMAF plant

07 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Plans to bring Société Ciment d'Afrique's (CIMAF) production capacity in Côte d'Ivoire to 2Mta by 2017 were outlined in a meeting yesterday between Moroccan investors and the country's president.  StarAfrica reports that Anas Sefrioui, president of CIMAF’s parent Addoha Group, used his meeting with Ivoirian President, Alassane Ouattara, to announce that work would begin this week on the construction of a new 1Mta grinding plant at the port of San Pedro in the west of the country.  This...

Côte d'Ivoire: CIMAF inaugurates expansion project

03 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Ciments de l’Afrique (CIMAF) on Tuesday inaugurated the completed expansion of its cement unit at Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire in the presence of the country’s Prime Minister, Daniel Kablan Duncan. The project included the construction of a clinker silo, new raw material buildings, a grinding unit and cement storage and will take the plant’s total capacity from 0.5Mta to 1Mta. The project represents an investment of XOF20bn (US$33m). As a result, Côte d’Ivoire’s total cement capacity increase...