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CIMAF plans 0.3Mta works at Bouaké

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Morocco-based CIMAF plans to build a 0.3Mta cement plant at Bouaké, northern Côte dIvoire. "The Bouaké plant has a capacity of 300,000t. We have acquired the land and are preparing the permits to start construction," said Khalid Iben Khayat, CIMAF’s regional director. CIMAF started its first plant project in the country in November 2011. The 0.5Mta works, which represents an investment of XOF20bn (US$36.4m), entered operation in August 2013. The company invested a further XOF80bn in d...

Moroccan cement market contracts 15% in March

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement demand declined 15.1 per cent YoY in March 2018 to 1,124,152t from 1,324,221t in the third month of 2017, according to the latest data from the country's Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The Casablanca-Settat market, the largest in the country, saw its requirement in March decrease by 19.1 per cent YoY to 236,503. However, dispatches to the Marrakech-Safi area saw a 7.9 per cent YoY increase to 176,785t while in Rabat-Salé-Kenira, they were down 19.5 per cent to 129,68...

LafargeHolcim treated 10Mt of waste in 2017

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s global waste treatment arm, Geocycle, treated 10Mt of waste in 2017, an increase of 13 per cent YoY. The company co-processed many different types of waste, including shredded industrial waste, spent solvents, used tyres and sewage sludge, according to a press release. "Sustainable building and living are key to the future and we are committed to playing an important role as the demand for sustainable construction solutions and sustainable buildings and infrastructure cont...

Moroccan cement sales stable in February

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Morocco remained stable in February 2018, reporting a 0.53 per cent YoY rise to 1,069,926t from 1,064,306t in February 2017, according tot he Ministry of Urbanism and Housing. Market performance throughout the country varied strongly, ranging from a 29.3 per cent expansion in the small market of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab to a 17.4 per cent contraction in Fès-Mèknes. The country’s largest market of Casablanca-Settat saw sales slip 2.2 per cent YoY to 226,476t. However, Tanger-Té...

LafargeHolcim announces new Middle East/Africa organisation

06 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced its new organisation for the Middle East and Africa region. "This new organisation will further increase our market focus, our operational performance and support the development and execution of winning market strategies to grow profitable businesses in the Middle East & Africa markets," said Saâd Sebbar, who heads up the company’s MEA Region. The company’s four largest markets will report directly to Mr Sebbar and include the following Country CEO appointment...

Government institution sells 35,500 shares in Ciments du Maroc

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Moroccan Capital Markets Authority (AMMC) has announced that the Abu Dhabi Fund For Development (ADFD) has sold 35,517 Ciments du Maroc shares to the central market at a unit price of MAD1660 (US$180.5), decreasing the ownership threshold to five per cent, reported Morocco World News. As a result of this transaction, which took place 21 February 2018, ADFD now holds 691,160 Ciments du Maroc shares, or 4.79 per cent of the capital, according to a  statement from Casablanca’s stock excha...

thyssenkrupp wins order from LafargeHolcim

23 February 2018, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp has won a contract from LafargeHolcim to supply a 3500tpd line for a new clinker plant in Souss Massa, Morocco. The project will include engineering, procurement and construction for the entire clinker line. "Nearly four decades of ongoing and successful collaboration have strengthened the relationship between thyssenkrupp and LafargeHolcim in Morocco. Both companies share the same vision: we provide state-of-the-art technology and develop tailor-made solutions for our custom...

Moroccan cement demand declines 4% in January

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco fell 4.4 per cent in January to 1,114,857t from 1,166,184t in January 2016, according to the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. In the country’s largest market, Casablanca-Settat, sales fell 8.6 per cent to 254,328t. However, a more positive development was noted in Marrakech-Safi, which saw demand expand by 9.6 per cent to 155,173t. Rabat-Salé-Kénitra saw demand slip 1.25 per cent to 146,466t while in Tanger-Tétouan-Al Houceima the offtake was 4...

LafargeHolcim announces new regional structuring

12 February 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has also announced a new organisation structure of the group and regions. Under the new structure, 35 markets now report directly to the Region Heads, instead of 20. "This will strengthen our emphasis on developing and executing winning market strategies, thereby fully empowering the profit and loss responsibility of the countries," said Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO. Among the key changes, Philipp Leutiger has joined the Group as Chief Digital Officer to create global, ...

George Michos appointed CEO of LafargeHolcim Maroc

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

George Michos has been appointed CEO of LafargeHolcim Maroc, according to Medias24. Mr Michos has replaced Marcel Cobus in the role, who has moved to take charge of the Europe region on LafargeHolcim’s executive committee. Mr Michos has also been co-opted as a director of the company. George Michos previously held several senior positions within the group. Most recently, he has been the managing director of Heracles General Cement Co, Greece.