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Signing ceremony held for five cement factory projects in Libya

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A new strategic cement and building materials factory complex agreement has been signed by Ahmed Abuhisa, Minister of Industry and Minerals, in Tripoli. The ceremony was attended by FLSmidth, Grenzebach Co and Austroplan.   The agreement signed was between the National Mining Corp and the local company, Abraj Al-Ghad Co for the Cement and Building Materials Industry, under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals. The celebration included a visual presentation of the p...

New plant to be constructed in Libya

13 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Libya’s National Mining Corp and Al-Shahba Cement Co have signed an agreement to construct a 1Mta cement works in Al-Shahba, south of Tobruk. The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Ahmed Abuhisa, laid the foundation stone for the establishment of the cement factory on Thursday.

Libya's Zliten plant resumes production

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Libya’s Arab Union Construction Company (AUCC) has announced that its Zliten cement factory has resumed production, following a stoppage of more than a month. Production is expected to increase gradually, according to the Libya Herald. The high demand for cement in the country has sent prices soaring recently due to a shortage in supply. In August the price of local cement had risen to more than LYD75/t (US$53), compared to around LYD30 a year ago.

Two cement shipments set to arrive in Libya

14 August 2020, Published under Cement News

A ship transporting 4400t of bulk cement has arrived at Tobruk port, Libya, according to the country’s state news agency, LANA. Another shipment of around 3850t of cement is also expected to enter the port in the coming days. The Libya Herald also reported that domestic cement prices climbed to LYD75/t (US$53/t) at the start of August, compared to around LYD30/t in the same month of 2019.

National Cement Co reopens Souq Al-Khamis factory

29 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Libya’s Economic and Social Development Fund has announced National Cement Co will be resuming production at its Souq Al-Khamis factory. The fund said security conditions in the region, which saw intensive fighting during the aggression on Tripoli, have improved since the cessation of military operations and the defeat of the Haftar militias in southern Tripoli. Therefore, the 1Mta plant will be able to operate once again.

Khums Cement Factory reopens, Libya

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

National Company's Khums Cement Factory in Libya has reopened following a modernisation programme to reduce the environmental impact of operations. New filters were installed to limit the emissions of dust and gas that results from the production process, the Libya Observer reported citing a Facebook post by the municipality of Khums. "The National Company has taken this step as evidence of its commitment to protecting people living in areas located near the factory against risks of pollut...

North Africa in focus

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

North Africa is experiencing a turbulent political and economic period. Meanwhile the region seeks to increase the pace of development with cement consumption reaching 100Mt in 2018. Domestically, surplus capacity has translated into a more competitive environment, with many producers increasingly turning to the export market. Morocco is seeing higher levels of domestic demand, but with new capacity on the way there is pressure to export surplus volumes. Pictured: Ciments du Maroc’...

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.