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Côte d’Ivoire amends cement standards to include dolomite

23 January 2023, Published under Cement News

In Côte d’Ivoire the government has modified cement production standards to include dolomite. It will enable cement producers to reduce the cost of manufacturing cement. Currently limestone is imported from Asia and Europe, which has become very expensive, according to government spokesperson Amadou Coulibaly. Dolomite, which is imported from Ghana and Togo, is a more accessible substitute and expected to reduce manufacturing costs by 5-10 per cent. While the country at present has no pr...

Dangote sees revenue advance 15% YoY in 9M22

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has reported group revenue of NGN1177.3bn (US$2.68bn) in the first nine months of 2022, up 15.2 per cent YoY. Group EBITDA over the same period advanced by 0.2 per cent to NGN515.9bn, with an EBITDA margin of 43.8 per cent. Profit after tax fell 23.4 per cent YoY to NGN213.1bn, mainly due to exchange losses from the depreciation in the CFA and cede. Group sales volumes in the 9M22 came in at 20.8Mt, down 6.2 per cent YoY. “To mitigate the impact of significant increase in ...

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire launch Bélier Blanc

13 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The General Management of LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire proceeded on 6 October 2022 to an official launch ceremony of its latest product ‘Bélier Blanc’, the first white cement produced in west Africa. The event was held at its plant in the presence of the Deputy Director of Cabinet of the Minister of Commerce, Industry and SME Promotion, and several state authorities. LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire ( Holcim ) Bélier Blanc's development required an investment of more than XOF1bn (US$1.48m)...

Bagged cement price sees 22% rise in Côte d’Ivoire

28 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The price of bagged cement in Niakara, Côte d’Ivoire, has increased by 22% to XOF110,000/t (US$177.53/t) from XOF90,000/t reported Agence Ivoirienne de Presse. "From now on, we are selling the 50kg bag of cement at XOF5500 against XOF4500, the usual price, so we make the tonne of cement at XOF110,000 and not at XOF90,000 as before," according to one manager of a hardware store in Niakara. He added that the suppliers attributed the price increase to the Russia-Ukraine war.

Societe de Ciment de Cote d'Ivoire sees inauguration second plant

17 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Côte d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister, Jérôme Patrick Achi, has inaugurated the second cement plant of Société de Ciment de Côte d’Ivoire in Yopougon’s industrial zone in Abidjan. The new unit has a capacity of 1.5Mta and effectively doubles the company’s existing capacity. It will use latest-generation production technology that takes into account environmental requirements. In terms of employment the new works creates more than 3000 direct and indirect jobs. The Prime Minister thanked the...

Starlinger delivers 500th AD*STAR block bottom sack conversion

22 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Côte d’Ivoire-based packaging producer Plastica has increased its AD*STAR sack production capacity by 45m sacks per year to 80m sacks, following the installation of the ad*starKON SX+ packaging line. The new line converts woven polypropylene tape fabric into AD*STAR block bottom valve sacks by means of heat sealing and has a production capacity of 120 block bottom sacks per minute. “As we experience increasing demand for AD*STAR cement sacks we have decided to expand production with anothe...

Intercem Engineering delivers InterHop

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Intercem Engineering completes Côte d'Ivoire order for InterHop Intercem Engineering GmbH has delivered an InterHop for   fast truck loading and dust-free operation to Terminal Vracquier Abidjan – Sea Invest (TVA) of Côte d’Ivoire.  The InterHop raw material receiving hopper guarantees that 30t of material can be unloaded in less than 30s. Truck loading is possible as well as direct feed via belt conveyor to raw material silo.   The grab feeding opening has a diameter of ...

African cement escapes the pandemic; structural issues remain

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemtech's latest webinar discussed Africa's cement sector and the impact of COVID-19 on the continent. Tony Hadley of consultancy THAA, and Erkam Kocakerim, CEO of Limak Afrika SA, covered several areas of concern from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies and cement demand to overcapacity and competition issues, while also providing a long-term outlook for the continent. Thomas Armstrong, Managing Editor of International Cement Review, opened the webinar with an overview of the ...


28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced plans to expand its cement capacity in Africa by 29 per cent to 62Mta. The company is expected to add 6Mta in Nigeria in 2020, taking its capacity in its home market to 35Mta, while other expansions are earmarked mainly for west Africa, including Niger and Côte d'Ivoire. On the back of this and other investments, the group’s total revenue is forecast to reach US$30bn in the next few years. Meanwhile, in Tanzania, Dangote remains locked in a dispute with the co...

LafargeHolcim’s Bélier cement now available via Jumia

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Bélier cement is now available in Côte d’Ivoire on Jumia, the Nigeria-based E-commerce company. LafargeHolcim opened its online shop on the platform three months ago in addition to more than 200 points of sale through its Binastore franchises. "Individuals can now proceed with their purchase by mobile money, credit card or cash on delivery," says the cement producer.