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Cimencam orders two Gebr Pfeiffer mills

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cimencam ( Holcim Group ) will expand production at its Figuil plant , Cameroon, and use Gebr Pfeiffer's MVR mills for grinding raw material and cement.  The new production unit will expand the current cement capacity of 0.15Mta at the 40 year-old plant. With the new production unit, Cimencam intends to cover not only the needs of the three northern regions (extreme north, north and Adamaoua) of Cameroon but also the needs of border countries such as Chad and the Central African Republ...

Cameroon prices rise as construction demand strengthens

20 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Cameroon have risen in April to XAF6000-6600 (US$9.89-10.88)/50kg bag, past the November 2021 peak. The price rise is expected the help cement producers offset the impact of higher input costs. As of 22 March 2022, the average cement price rose by over 10 per cent MoM and by 11 per cent YoY, firming up as the cement sector enters a seasonally-strong period for construction activities. In addition, the government has increased its pace of awarding road construction projects.

Cameroon minister accuses cement producers of price-fixing

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

In a correspondence sent to the managing directors of various cement producing firms on 9 December 2021, Minister of Commerce, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, denounced an illegal agreement to increase the prices of the products. "It has come to my attention, through written communications of which I have copies, that ypu unnanmously and unilaterally decidd to increase your sales prices  by XAF500 (US$0.86) and 300 per cent depending on the type of cement," the government official wrote. T...

Figuil plant to be expanded by 0.5Mta

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroonian Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Nguté, laid the first stone of the new 0.5Mta production line of Cimenteries du Cameroun (Cimencam) in Figuil, in the northern part of the country, last week. Cimencam (Holcim group) has invested around CFAF50bn (US$88.3m) in the project. The new production unit is expected to be ready for commissioning in 24 months, at the end of 2023. It will expand the current cement capacity of 0.15Mta at the 40 year-old plant and provide more than 900 direct...

Yousheng Cement reportedly plans Cameroon project

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s Yousheng Cement is reportedly planning to build a cement plant inside the port of Douala, Cameroon, according to Business in Cameroon. While the capacity was not disclosed, public sittings related to the project’s environmental impact assessment have been planned.

Cimencam appoints new executive board chairman

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s former Minister of Mining, Jacques-Yves Mbélé Ndoé has been appointed chairman of the Cimencam’s executive board and as a result, is also the representative of the country’s President in the company’s executive board. He succeeds Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo as of 13 July 2021. After his training in Dakar, Senegal, Mr Mbélé Ndoé joined the Cameroon government from 7 December 1997 until 24 August 2002. His appointment comes days after Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana’s ...

Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce threatens to shut down Cimencam plant

01 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce, Luc Mbarga Atangana has informed LafargeHolcim’s Cameroon subsidiary Cimencam it will shut down the cement plant if it proceeds to increase its prices unilaterally.   If the price increase goes ahead, Mr Mbarga Atangana has said that he will see himself “in the obligation to order the installation of seals on your installations.” Cement is a product that is subject to the preliminary price approval procedure.      

Atlantic Cement soon to start construction on 1Mta plant

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK) in southern Cameroon has made a 10ha plot available in its industrial zone to Atlantic Group, owned by Ivorian billionaire Kone Dossongui. In the next few months, Atlantic Group will build a 1Mta cement plant that will trade under the name of Atlantic Cement. The company has obtained all required approvals for the project, according to Agence Ecofin. The new cement plant is expected to be identical to the factory of the Société de Ciment de Cöte d’Ivoire...

Aumund wins order for OYAK Çimento plant

07 January 2021, Published under Cement News

OYAK Çimento AS has awarded thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (France) SAS the project to construct a grinding station for calcinated clay and cement in Kribi, Cameroon, and Aumund France has received contracts to supply bulk material handling equipment for the project. Aumund is supplying a package of three Aumund bucket elevators with central chain type BWZ, three belt bucket elevators type BWG and three Samson ® material feeders as the conveying solutions for each of these mills.  ...

Dangote Cameroon sells 1Mt of cement in the 9M20

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cameroon has announced that it sold around 1Mt of cement from its 1.5Mta grinding plant in the first nine months of 2020, up 18 per cent YoY from the 9M19. The company has estimated that it had a 39 per cent market share during the period. The rise in demand has been attributed to increased investments in construction projects. “The market is primarily driven by individual construction projects and government housing estates,” said the company.