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GICA to commission new Sigus plant in March 2019

27 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Construction of the new Sigus integrated cement plant in Oum El Bouaghi province, Algeria, is 87 per cent complete, according to Sofiane Bensaci, Finance Director of the company. With a production capacity of 2.2Mta, the Sigus plant will employ 150 direct jobs and 2000 indirect jobs, and commence production in March 2019. Total investment in the plant, which is part of the state-owned Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algerie (GICA), is DZD51bn (USD429m).

Algeria steps up exports

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

GICA, LafargeHolcim and Biskria are expected to export 0.5Mta of cement and clinker from Algeria by the end of 2018 – mainly via the port of Djendjen, according to Abdesselem Bouab, general manager of the port. Since May, GICA has completed three export deliveries for a total of 110,000t of cement. The company’s total contract totals 200,000t and represents a value of over US$4m. In the near future, GICA is planning up to 2Mt. LafargeHolcim exported 100,000t of clinker and 16,700t of cem...

Meftah holds co-processing trials

03 July 2018, Published under Cement News

GICA subsidiary SCMI-Meftah has been carrying out co-processing trials using sludge, waste oils and sorted household waste in its Meftah works in Algeria. "These technological test operations were a success in all respects, as they fully respected the test protocol developed by the project-SCIM team as well as the safety and process procedures," said Adel Haddoud, the company’s director general. Further tests are planned to enable the use of these alternative fuels while maintaining cemen...

GICA plans its first export shipment to west Africa

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s GICA has signed a maritime contract of carriage with CNAN Nord, a subsidiary of state-run shipping group GATMA, for the company’s first shipment of 10,000t of cement to west Africa. GICA plans to export between 1-1.5Mt of its production in 2018, according to the Ministry of Industry and Mining.

GICA exports first clinker to Europe

03 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The Algerian Industry Ministry said GICA exported its first shipment of clinker to Europe in April. A subsidiary of state-run GICA Group delivered 45,000t. The shipment is part of a contract to export 200,000t to Europe. GICA is expected to export more cement to African and European countries in the near future, the statement noted.

GICA announces production record for 2017

09 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) announced a production record of 13,950,660t in 2017. This reflects an 11 per cent rise in output when compared with 12,604,0045t reported in 2016. The sharp increase in production was attributed to the commissioning of the second line at Aïn El Kebira (Sétif) in 1Q17. GICA is expected to increase its production capacity to 20Mta by 2020. Total Algerian production capacity is forecast at 40.6Mta in 2020, including 11.1Mta instal...

Algeria’s GICA to produce 20Mta of cement by 2019-20

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) will increase its production to 20Mta by 2019-20, said company spokesperson Azzeddine Asfirane. The increase in output will be possible due to the expansion of the company’s cement works at Chlef, Ain El Kebira and Zahana and the commissioning of two new cement works at Sigus (Oum El Bouaghi) and Béchar. Ain El Kebira, which entered service last February, is expected to ramp up to its full 3Mta capacity by February 2018 while Ch...

Fives installs grinding mill for ECDE

05 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Fives has installed the first FCB B cement grinding mill in April 2017 at Entreprise des Ciments et Dérivés d’El Chellif’s (ECDE) 6000tpd clinker line at Chlef, Algeria. ECDE is a member of the industrial group Ciments d’Algérie (GICA). Installation of the mill followed the erection of the Ø5.1m x L 82m kiln in February 2017. A heavy lifting jack crane system sliding on rails was required to install the Ø4.8m x 17.8m shell and 98.5t gearbox inside its specific finished building. Grinding ...

GICA sets new production record

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) has set, for the second year running, a new production record. In 2016 the company produced 12.6Mt of cement, up four per cent YoY from 12.14Mt in 2015. While claiming that the cement volumes of the group’s 12 cement plants have been fully sold on the market, the cement group stresses that its main objective is to "actively contribute to closing the cement deficit estimated at 4Mta, in a context marked by large public investments in the housin...

Algeria: thyssenkrupp awarded 6000tpd plant order

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Société des Cements Sigus, a subsidiary of Groupe Industriel des Cements d'Algerie (GICA), has placed an order with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions for a new 6000tpd plant. The plant will be located in Sigus, Oum El Bouaghi, around 340km east of Algiers. This order follows a previous contract with GICA for a 6000tpd plant which was signed in 2013. The main components of the order include a 1600tph primary crusher, a 500tph secondary crusher for additives, a 75,000t circular blending bed...