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Algeria: second production unit at Ain El Kebira commissioned

06 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Minister of Industry and Mining, Abdesslam Bouchouareb, has inaugurated the second production unit at GICA’s cement plant at Ain El Kebira, Setif. The 2Mta unit will help Algeria to reach the stage of self-sufficiency in cement supply. It was also announced that the 1.5Mta Adrar cement plant is due to be commissioned by April 2017 whilst the 2Mta Chlef plant is expected by October. According to Mr Bouchouareb, national cement production should increase by 5.5Mta, leaving Algeria able to ...

Algeria: new cement plant in Sigus

15 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, laid the first stone of a cement plant operated by the Industrial Group of Cements of Algeria (GICA) on Thursday in Sigus (Oum El Bouaghi). The Prime Minister said that large investments for the construction of cement plants across the country had been made available in an attempt to contribute to sustainable economic growth. He noted that Algeria must begin exporting cement by 2018 or 2019. The new plant is located approximately 5km south of...

Algeria: GICA subsidiary starts work on Bechar plant

22 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Work has begun on a new cement plat for Saoura-Ciment company, a GICA subsidiary. Situated 965km south of Algiers, the greenfield Bechar cement plant will cost DZD34bn to build and will have a cement capacity of 1Mta. This plant, which will be commissioned in 2019, will allow the strengthening of national production to raise it to 23Mta, said officials from the Public Industrial Group of Cement of Algeria (GICA). The industrial projects in Bechar are part of the new strategy of nationa...

Algeria: GICA to build cement plants

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

GICA signed two agreements on Tuesday in Algiers with Chinese equipment manufacturer CBMI (a subsidiary of Sinoma) to build a new cement plant in Bechar and extend the plant in Zahana (Mascara). Owned by GICA subsidiary Saoura Cement Co, the new plant in Bechar will have a capacity of 1Mta and is expected to start production in 2018. Zahana cement plant currently has a production capacity of 1Mta, which will increase the plant capacity 2.5Mta. Work on the extension of this plant is schedu...

Algeria: Aïn Kebira receives stock exchange go-ahead

11 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Aïn Kebira, a subsidiary of Groupe Industries de Cimenterie d’Algerie (GICA), has received the approval of the Algerian Commission of Stock Exchange Organisation and Surveillance (COSOB) to list its shares on the Algiers Stock Exchange. The introduction is scheduled to take place between 1 and 30 April 2016 by means of a capital increase. A total of 11.864m new shares will be offered at a price of DZD1600 (US$15.14) per share.

Algeria: GICA breaks production record in 2015

14 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Groups industrial des cements d’Algérie (GICA) broke its production record in 2015 when it manufactured 12,143,557t of cement, up five per cent when compared with its output of 11,55,280t in 2014. The volumes produced by the group’s 12 cement plants were “all sold in the domestic market, thereby honouring all orders and requirements expressed by the construction market,” said GICA. In the first 10 days of 2016, the group has produced 269,128t and sold 241,248t or 90 per cent of its ou...

Algeria’s GICA plans to produce 23Mt in 2019

04 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Algerian cement producer, Groupe Industriel des ciments d’Algerie (GICA) expects to increase its cement capacity in four plants and build a further two works. This will raise capacity from the current 11.5Mta to 23Mta in 2019. Expansion projects at the works of Aïn Kebira and Chlef are forecast to be completed in September this year, increasing capacity to 1.5Mta. As a result, GICA expects to replace the 3.5Mt of imports by national output by the end of the year. Moreover, Zahana and ...

Algeria: Société des Ciments de Sigus awards turnkey plant contract

27 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Polysius France SAS, part of Germany-based ThyssenKrupp, has been awarded the contract for the cement plant in Oum El Bouaghi by Société des Ciments de Sigus, part of Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA), according to local press reports. The EUR310m turnkey project will see the construction of a 6000tpd cement works with commissioning due after 31 months in 2018. (Source: Tout sur l'Algerie)

GICA’s Ain El Kebira to launch on stock exchange

16 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Groupe Industrial des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) plans to place 35 per cent of the capital of Ain El Kebira cement plant on the Algerian stock exchange in 2016, according to its CEO, Laid Khaber. The stake will be made available to institutional investors such as banks, financial and insurance companies. However, he emphasised that the cement company’s entry to the bourse does not mean it will be privatised.

Algeria: Lafarge-Souakri plant operational in August

18 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria and Souakri’s joint venture, the 2.7Mta Biskra cement works, is expected to deliver its first bag of cement in August 2015, according to Eric Meuriot, head of Lafarge Algeria. Full production is scheduled for 2016. Biskra is the fourth plant operated by Lafarge Algeria, which also owns plants at M’sila (5Mta) and Mascara (3Mta). In addition, the France-based cement producer also partners with Groupe Public Industries Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) in the running of the 1Mta Meft...