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CIMAF Gabon to build clinker factory in Meba

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Gabon is establishing a clinker factory in the Meba area of Gabon, 40km east of the capital. CIMAF’s project was announced at the prime minister's office on 13 September, with the signing of an investment agreement between the leaders of CIMAF and the Gabonese authorities. No further details were given at the time. The Moroccan owned company currently operates a 0.85Mta grinding plant in Libreville.

1H cement sales fall 10% in Gabon

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Gabon’s cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 197,246t in the 1H21 from 219,386t in the equivalent period of 2020, according to data by the country’s Ministry of Economy. In the first quarter of 2021 sales reached 102,823t but a drop to 94,423t was reported for the 2Q21. However, domestic cement production saw a 3.6 per cent uptick to 225,748t in the 1H21 from 217,981t in the 1H20. Output in the 1Q21 was 113,210t while in the 2Q21 cement plants produced 112,538t. Clinker imports de...

Cilas de Biskra exports 50,000t of clinker to Gabon

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based cement producer Cilas de Biskra has exported a shipment of 50,000t of clinker from Annaba to Gabon, according to Hafid Ouchiche, export director of LafargeHolcim Algérie. It is the fourth export shipment to Africa by Cilas and since January, the company has exported 0.5Mt of clinker. However, there is a need to invest in the logistical development of the port of Annaba to increase its loading capacity from 10,000tpd to 18,000tpd and expand its storage capacity. Investment...

CIMAF Gabon inaugurates second line

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ciments d’Afrique (CIMAF) Gabon has inaugurated its second production line at the Owendo plant. The 0.35Mta line will lift the plant’s total capacity to 0.85Mta after an investment of XAF9bn (US$16.3m). It includes a new-generation 50tph crusher and two 500m3 storage silos. To optimise production the company plans a further XAF65bn investment to build a clinker production plant. At present CIMAF Gabon leads Gabon’s cement market. The country has a total annual output of 1.2Mta, double the ...

Gabon sees 2% drop in 1Q cement production

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The first three months of 2020 saw cement production in Gabon fall by 1.7 per cent YoY to 109,954t, according to Gabon’s General Directorate for the Economy and Fiscal Policy. Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, this has started to impact the domestic market as prices are rising following a shortage of supply.

Gabon cement consumption up 9% in 2019

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Gabon cement market expanded 8.5 per cent YoY to 529,814t in 2019 on the back of strong domestic demand and sales saw a 9.7 per cent YoY increase to XAF39.6bn (US$65.3m), according to data from the country’s Directorate General of the Economy and Fiscal Policy. Cement production in Gabon increased by 10.6 per cent YoY to 538,729t in 2019. The rise in output is attributed to improved efficiency of production equipment but also to the resumption of the CimGabon plant. Domestic output wa...

Dangote Cement plans 1Mta grinding unit in Gabon

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement will construct a new 3000tpd clinker grinding plant in Gabon, representing an investment of US$75m, according to Dangote Group President, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. The new 1Mta cement plant will be built on a plot of over 10.5ha in the Owendo area, adjacent to the New Owendo International Port, just outside the country’s capital, Libreville. The plant is expected to help expand the spread of Dangote’s production facilities and reduce transport costs, according to Devakumar Edw...

Gaining ground in Gabon

28 January 2020, Published under Cement News

As Gabon restructures its economy, local cement producers seek to consolidate their position in the domestic market. CIMAF Gabon is investing significantly to increase its presence through the expansion of its existing grinding plant in Owendo and the construction of a new clinker unit. By Salim Kaddouri, CIMAF, Gabon. CIMAF’s grinding plant near Libreville, Gabon, is undergoing a US$15.1m expansion project With a population of around 1.8m people, Gabon’s cement market is modest...

Gabon cement output jumps 21% in 9M19

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Gabon has increased by 20.7 per cent in the first nine months of 2019, according to DirectInfosGabon. Output from CIMAF and CimGabon reached 421,356t. Cement sales advanced by 17.7 per cent to 413,604t due to strong local demand, mainly from the self-build sector during the dry season. Cement company revenues were up 15.8 per cent YoY to XAF39.864bn (US$68m).

Cimgabon cement output up 53% in 1Q19

19 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimgabon’s cement production surged by 52.5 per cent to 112,349t in the first quarter of 2019 when compared with the 1Q18, when it produced 73,633, according to Directinfosgabon. The rise in output is attributed to more efficient use of production equipment and the resumption of cement production since July 2018. Cement sales increased 49.7 per cent YoY to 112,712 in the 1Q19 as domestic demand was robust. The value of sales rose 57.4 per cent YoY to XAF8.4bn (US$14.4m).