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Algeria: GICA to increase capacity to 18.5Mta by end-2017

05 May 2015, Published under Cement News

State-owned Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) will invest DZD154bn (US$1.6bn) to increase its production by from 11.5Mta currently up to 18.5Mta by the end of 2017. The investment involves the expansion of two cement plants and construction of a further two cement facilities, the group's CEO Rabah Guessoum told Algerie Press Service (APS). Expansion work at Chlef and Ain Kebira (Setif) has already been launched, and will allow the group to reach a production capacity of 15.5Mt...

Algeria: Saoura Ciment to build 1Mta works

05 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Saoura Ciment, a subsidiary of GICA, is currently carrying out negotiations with a Chinese partner to realise the Ben-Zireg cement plant, in Bechar, according to its director general. Director, Abdelkader Bouaichaoui, said: "The SSC has recently started negotiations with a Chinese company that made the best financial and technical proposals, to realise this cement plant,." The new plant will have a capacity of 1Mta. It will draw upon the limestone found in Jebel Madjouz and nearby shal...

Algeria to import 240,000t of cement

24 February 2014, Published under Cement News

To alleviate the present cement shortage, Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) has appointed Star Commercial Ltd of the British Virgin Islands to import 240,000t of cement. Algeria’s supply-demand gap currently runs over 5Mt as the country’s cement plants produce 18Mt. The volume, divided in consignments of 80,000t will be delivered to the DNC subsidiaries in the port of Djendjen, Sodmac in Oran port and Sodismac in the port of Alger. The value of Portland cement imports re...

Construction of Ain El Kebira second line begins, Algeria

30 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Minister of Industry, SMEs and Investment Promotion, Cherif Rahmani, started off the construction of the second production line at the Ain El Kebira cement plant, north of Setif. The new line, which has a clinker capacity of 6000tpd, is part of GICA’s drive to up state-owned production capacity by 26Mt by the end of 2016. When completed, in 33 months’ time, the extension will take output capacity at the site from 1Mta to 3Mta.

GICA price rise causes concern, Algeria

07 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The recent decision of Algeria’s state-owned GICA to raise cement prices by 20 per cent from ALD320 to ALD380 (US$4-4.70) has caused concern among business leaders. It is feared the rise will push up the cost of constructing houses and infrastructure. The increase in cement prices is expected to further weaken construction companies operating in a highly-competitive market where operators often slash prices to get access to public procurement, because of stringent conditions imposed by th...

Algeria: Gica launches 1.5Mt import tender

07 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Algerian cement company Gica launched a tender for the importation of 1.5Mta of cement with the first delivery of 0.95Mt due early July. The imports are expected to alleviate the cement shortage in the country, which currently has a demand exceeding 20Mt but only 17Mt in national output. Two technical stoppages have occurred during the year and in addition, Lafarge halted operations at two works in the past two weeks. This at a time when Algeria has commenced a housing programme that ...

GICA seeks cement imports, Algeria

03 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Cement Group, known as GICA, wants to buy 450,000t of cement to reduce demand it faces in the domestic market, the El Moudjahid newspaper said. The deadline for bids is 2 September the state-run newspaper said today, citing the company. The domestic cement shortage amounted to more than 2.5Mt, according to GICA’s estimates. It produces more than 18Mt of cement and aims to raise this amount to 20Mt by 2016 and by 29Mt by 2018.