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Tunisia: Carthage Cement cuts cement price

20 February 2015, Published under Cement News

In the past few days, Carthage Cement has lowered the price of cement by TND6/t for bagged cement and TND10/t for bulk. For instance, a bag of OPC will now cost TND141,640/t while its bulk equivalent will cost 122,500/t. The step comes as the Tunisian government is gradually removing its subsidies in the energy sector. Mostafa Hamrouni, president of the national Chamber of Cement Manufacturers said that "the professionals of cement industry and regulators exert the effort required to cont...

Carthage’s turnover increase fourfold in first six months

22 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Turnover by Tunisia’s newest cement producer, Carthage Cement, amounted to TND101,836m (US$59m), up 419 per cent compared to the same period of last year. Clinker and cement sales totalled TND19.262 and TND64,060, respectively during the six months to the end of June 2014. Readymix concrete activities increased by 25 per cent YoY. Aggregate sales, however, fell 28 per cent due to the absence of infrastructure public works contracts.

Carthage Cement issues Provisional Performance Acceptance certificate, Tunisia

06 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The Provisional Acceptance certificate has been issued by Carthage Cement for the 5800tpd Djebel Ressas cement plant in Tunisia, constructed by an FLSmdith-Ekon-Prokon consortium on an EPC turkney basis. The greenfield Djebel Ressas plant is the first project to be completed after the Arab Spring. According to a statement by Ekon, the plant has exceeded design figures in terms of production capacity and product quality while achieving less emissions.

Tunisia: Carthage 1Q14 turnover rises sharply

21 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Carthage Cement reported a turnover of TND41.95m (US$26.45m) in the three months to March 31, 2014, up 337 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. Clinker sales reached TND16.78m during the first quarter, while sales of cement amounted to TND17.10m, including TND3.95m for export. Clinker production reached 234,084t, while cement production was recorded at 136,083t for the period. The production of aggregates in the quarry of Jebel Ressas posted an increase of 29 per cent during...

Carthage sees strong rise in 1Q turnover

14 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Carthage Cement saw its turnover increase 337 per cent YoY to TND41.945m (US$26.53m) in 1Q14. However, its aggregates business saw sales fall 34 per cent following a three-week stoppage. The production level was affected by 22 days of social unrest in the Mornag region that prevented Carthage Cement workers to go to work, according to the management. The company’s ready-mix sales expanded by 10 per cent despite the lower deliveries of gravel from the quarry, which were also af...

Carthage Cement appoints new Board member, Tunisia

17 March 2014, Published under Cement News

During Carthage Cement’s Annual General Meeting of Thursday, 13 March, Kais Jamaia was appointed as a new Board member, representing the Tunisian government. Mr Jamaia was previously a member of the General Audit Office. Since entering production last November, Carthage Cement has produced 66,599t of cement. "The rate of production is maintained between 7000tpd and 7500tpd of clinker," Riadh Ben Khalifa, CEO of Carthage Cement, said. Mr Khalifa  added that he expects the impact of withdra...

Tunisia: Geometrica supplies bulk storage structures to Carthage Cement

17 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Geometrica supplied three bulk storage structures for Carthage Cement’s Djebel Ressas cement works, Tunisia’s largest and newest cement facility. The 5800tpd plant was completed in 2013 and now supplies cement to Tunis, the national capital. FLSmidth was entrusted with supply machinery and engineering for the cement plant. Turkish contractor, EKON, was FLSmidth’s partner for the civil works, including civil design, supply of structural steel and plate work, site preparation, plant erection...

Carthage Cement officially inaugurated

09 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Carthage Cement officially inaugurated its new cement plant in Tunisia on 5 October. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ridha Saidi, Minister in charge of Economic Affairs, Mr. Mehdi Jomaa, Minister of Industry and Mr. Elyes Fakhfakh, Minister of Finance. Carthage Cement lit up its precalciner for the first time on 4 September 2013, in the presence of international experts. The new line is expected to produce 2.2Mta of cement and will enable the company to supply the greater Tuni...

Carthage Cement lights up, Tunisia

10 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Carthage Cement lit up its precalciner for the first time on 4 September 2013, in the presence of international experts. The new line is expected to produce 2.2Mta of cement to meet the demand of the local construction sector as well as neighbouring countries.  The first bag of cement is expected to be available at the factory gate in October.

Carthage Cement to start production September 2013

22 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia's Carthage Cement is expected to produce its first bag of cement on 2 September, according to Riadh Ben Khelifa, managing director of Carthage Cement. The cement plant represents an investment of TND836m (US$510m), of which TND500 as loans by 14 banks. Carthage’s MD added that the company is currently awaiting permission to establish a bag manufacturing plant as well permits to use alternative fuels (RDF) and derive part of its electricity from wind sources.