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IFC to fund Diamond Cement Guinea with US$30m loan

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to provide a US$30m loan to Diamond Cement Guinea , a subsidiary of West African Cement (WACEM), to support the completion of their 0.75Mta integrated cement plant.   The new greenfield plant, which is located approximately 25km from the town of Sougueta, Kindia prefecture, is the first integrated cement plant in Guinea. The plant’s 1500tpd clinker line commissioned in April 2021, while the 0.8Mta grinding unit will be commissioned i...

GICA subsidiary prepares export plan

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Public Industrial Group of Algerian Cement (GICA) has announced that its Beni Saf subsidiary plans to export over 45,000t of clinker to African countries during the current year. Orders are reportedly under study for exports from the port of Ghazaouet, Algeria, to several countries, including Ghana, Guinea and Mauritania, according to Dakmous Fatima-Zohra, communications and marketing officer. After fulfilling national orders, Beni Saf Cement is targeting these markets as a first ste...

New Liberian project proposed to NIC

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Capital Link Corp has proposed a new Liberian cement plant project to the country’s National Investment Commission (NIC). Moullela Gray, chair of NIC, has disclosed to the Senate Committee on Concession and Investment that the country stands to benefit from US$35m during 15 years of operation. Mr Gray also noted that the company is in discussion with Guinea to finalise an implementation agreement for the transhipment of iron ore through Liberia and that the proposed plant for Buchanan woul...

LafargeHolcim Guinea orders mobile grinding plant

11 December 2018, Published under Cement News

CBMI has signed an EPC contract to build a modular mobile grinding plant for LafargeHolcim Ciments de Guinea. The grinding plant will be located at Dubréka town, 80km from the port of Conakry. LafargeHolcim Ciments de Guinea currently has a 70 per cent share of the local market in Guinea.

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...

Guinée Industries Cement starts expanded works

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Guinée Industries Cement announced the official start of its upgraded cement production facility on 29 September 2018. The modernised works has increased its capacity from 0.7Mta to 1.4Mta. "I think today is a big sigh of relief and great comfort for our group. Because our vision is to facilitate the supply of major infrastructure projects in the country in quality product. Today, with this doubling of our production capacity from 700,000t to 1,400,000t, I think this goal we have set ourse...

Guinée Industries Ciment to double capacity

18 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Guinée Industries Ciments will double its production capacity to 1.4Mta from July 2018, according to Africaguinee. Located near the capital Conakry, the company’s Kagbele plant currently has a production capacity of 0.7Mta. Guinée Industries Ciments is a joint venture between Bulkgroup Lebanon and local investors.

AfDB provides loan to Diamond Cement Guinée

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The African Development Bank has granted a US$22.5m loan to Diamond Cement Guinéa to finance a clinker production unit. The new 0.5Mta plant will be built in Souguéta, some 200km from Conakry. Clinker from the works will be sent to grinding units in the outskirts of Conakry. According to the agreement, the new unit will help to "reduce the cost of cement production on the one hand and make cement more accessible to the population,  while on the other hand, reduce dependence of the Guinea...

LafargeHolcim Guinée names Brice Houeto new Managing Director

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Brice Houeto has been appointed as the new Managing Director of LafargeHolcim Guinée, effective 1 May 2017. He succeeds Luis Castillo Astruga and his appointment comes eight years after starting his employment with Lafarge. "I am delighted to join LafargeHolcim Guinea, a company with great potential. And I know that I can count on its staff as well as on all of our partners to consolidate the achievements of a company where human and sustainable development remain at the centre of our...

New cement grinding plant for Guinea

12 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Ciments de l‘Afrique (CIMAF) and Polysius France have signed a contract for the construction of a cement grinding plant and a cement dispatch centre in Guinea.   The order comprises the entire scope of activities, from plant planning, procurement, manufacturing and delivery right up to the plant erection and commissioning. The plant has two clinker stores with 30,000t capacity in the port of Conakry. Another clinker store with a storage capacity of 10,000t will be built in the works approxi...