Cement News tagged under: Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie

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Future-proofing Algeria’s flagship

19 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie is set to increase its total cement capacity by 2.2Mta, thanks to the new Sigus cement plant, located in the province of Oum El Bouaghi, eastern Algeria. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions provided the complete range of key equipment, process solutions and 360˚ services to make this new greenfield cement plant future-proof. By Flavia Morlaix, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, France. Constr...

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...

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...