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Libya Cement Co launches EUR200m investment programme

18 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Libya Cement Co (CC) has announced an investment programme of EUR200m to be carried out over the next five years to increase its cement capacity. The investment will cover a mixture of new and upgraded facilities that will raise the company's production capacity by more than 50 per cent from around 2Mta to over 3Mta of cement. Financing for the project is close to being in place, the LCC says, with the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), major banks and funds, and other interested parties having b...

National Cement Co opens new 1Mta line in Libya

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Ali Al-Issawi, Libyan Minister of Economy and Industry, and the board of directors of the National Company for Cement opened the 1Mta second production line at Zliten cement plant. Mr Al-Issawi said that the project marks the beginning of an industrial renaissance in the country and contribute to creating new employment opportunities for young people. "The new line will enable the National Cement Company to raise the total capacity of its production to more than four million tons annually,...

New cement plant planned for Al-Bayda

03 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The city of Al-Bayda in Libya will be the location of a 4000tpd greenfield cement plant. Ali Hussein, the city mayor, has held a meeting with a number of German investors in the presence of several businessmen from the city to examine the possibility of establishing a cement factory within the municipality. The meeting agreed upon a plan to establish a 1.3Mta cement plant located south of the municipality, taking into consideration the compliance with the recognised environmental standards.

Egypt doubles value of cement exports in 9M17

16 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s cement exports rose 88 per cent during the first nine months of 2017, reaching around US$72m compared to US$38m last year, its building industries export council said on Sunday. Ten countries have captured 89.3 per cent of the Egyptian cement exports, which Saudi Arabia came on the top of the list, the report said. Exports to Saudi Arabia reached 11.186 million compared to US$15.483m last year. Exports to the Kenyan market have soared 1127 per cent to record US$9.385m in nine m...

Benghazi Cement takes initial steps to reopen

10 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Benghazi’s Hawari cement factories, in Libya, is being helped to reopen. British consultants met with the city's Mayor Abdelrahman Al-Abaar last week in talks on restarting the stalled factories, reports Libya Herald. Work is to start on demining work on the premises and its surroundings together with an assessment of the huge damage caused by the extensive fighting that took place in and around the factory. Plans to rebuild and reopen the two cement factories in Benghazi’s Hawari distr...

Lafarge Algeria to export clinker from 2018

23 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria is preparing to export grey clinker from its local plants from 2018. The group already exports white cement from its Oggaz plants in the Mascara wilaya. "It is part of government policy to promote exports. There will be cement overcapacity in late 2017 compared to all the projects that are launched. We are preparing with other (cement manufacturers) to be able to export clinker from 2018, "says Serge Dubois, PR director at Lafarge Algeria. However, he emphasised that “c...

Border closure costs Cementos Molins EUR25m

06 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The closure of the border between Tunisia and Libya and the regional political tension has seen Cementos Molins’ assets depreciate by EUR25m as exports have fallen, according to sources close to the company. Cementos Molins, who owns two cement businesses in Tunisia, reported sales of EUR646m in 2015, representing an increase of 20 per cent YoY with profits at EUR50.8m, up 64 per cent. However, its subsidiary Sotacib, which produces white cement, reported losses of EUR7.2m and has been in ...

Siwertell delivers road-mobile unloaders for cement-handling operations in Libya & Vietnam

05 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has delivered two more of its 10 000 S road-mobile unloaders for cement unloading operations in Libya and Vietnam. The new trailer-based, diesel-powered machines are fitted with a double bellows system and dust filters and can handle cement at a rated capacity of 300tph.   Following an order signed with Tenovar International Ltd in Malta in late June 2015, the first unloader was delivered promptly in August the same year. In February 2016 it will be commissioned ...

Libya Holdings Group to buy out Asamer interest in LCC

29 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Benghazi-based Libya Holdings Group is to acquire Austrian majority owner Asamer in the Libyan Cement Company (LCC), according to reports in the Libyan Herald. Asamer bought into LCC when it was privatised in 2008 paying LYD200m for a 50.6 per cent share. The remaining equity was held by the Economic and Social Development Fund. Ten percent of the ESDF’s shares were supposed to be distributed to the workers. Asamer was seeking investors and strategic partners to take on its Libyan busine...

Third Siwertell road-mobile cement unloader order helps with Libyan reconstruction

10 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The Turkish construction services company Mussa Insaat Dis Ticaret Ltd of Istanbul has ordered a further road-mobile Siwertell 10 000 S cement unloader from Cargotec. The trailer-based, diesel-powered unit will have a rated discharge capacity of 300tph and will be equipped with a dual bellows system and dust filter. Delivery is scheduled for the end of September 2014.   "This is the third road-mobile cement unloader order for the same customer within a very short period," says Jörgen Ojeda, ...