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Malbaza Cement to open new quarry

17 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Malbaza Cement Co intends to open a new quarry to obtain limestone, sand and clay in Malbaza, Niger. The opening of the new quarry is planned as the old deposits are being exhausted, according to the country’s government, who has declared the project of public interest. Malbaza Cement opened its 0.65Mta cement plant in 2019. Output from the facility is expected to cover 80 per cent of domestic demand and will enable Niger to considerably reduce cement imports.


28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced plans to expand its cement capacity in Africa by 29 per cent to 62Mta. The company is expected to add 6Mta in Nigeria in 2020, taking its capacity in its home market to 35Mta, while other expansions are earmarked mainly for west Africa, including Niger and Côte d'Ivoire. On the back of this and other investments, the group’s total revenue is forecast to reach US$30bn in the next few years. Meanwhile, in Tanzania, Dangote remains locked in a dispute with the co...

Niger's president inaugurates Malbaza Cement plant

21 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Niger's President, Issoufou Mahamadou, inaugurated the new Malbaza Cement Co plant in the Tahoua region of Niger, on 20 March 2019. Owned by private capital from Niger, the plant currently has a cement capacity of 0.54Mta, but this has the option to be expanded to 0.65Mta at a later date. The construction was financed by a consortium of local banks, the West African Development Bank and promoters who invested XOF66bn (US$114.7m). Its output will cover Niger’s cement requirements and reduc...

Algeria exports first shipment to Niger

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s first exports to Niger were carried out on 9 February by El-Hamel Sidi Moussa’s cement plant in Timegtène, 270km east of Adrar. The cement works shipped 2000t. Going forward, exports from Timegtène are planned at a rate of 8000tpm, using trucks of Logitrans. "The group's services have mobilised significant human and material resources, including 50 trucks, to regularly deliver the goods produced to the region of Agades (Niger), over a distance of 2000km, via the border post of ...

Niger's Malbaza Cement prices cement at XOF90,000/t

16 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Niger-based Malbaza Cement, which started production recently, will sell its cement at XOF90,000/t (US$156.59/t), according to the company’s Deputy Director General, Idrissa Harouna. The XOF48bn cement plant produced its first cement on 28 December 2018 and directly employs 347 people.

Malbaza Ciment begins operation of new plant

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Niger's Malbaza Ciment Co has begun operation at its new 0.65Mta plant, which produced its first tonne of cement on 28 December 2018. "The Ministry of Industry is pleased to inform the nation that Malbaza Ciment Campany (MCC SA), formerly SNC Nigerien cement company, has started operation of its new cement plant, thus becoming the first private industrial complex in Niger," said Malam Zaneidou Amirou, the country’s minister for industry. Malbaza Ciment is expected to supply 80 per cent o...

NCN’s Malbaza plant to start production in December

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

After addressing some challenges, Nouvelle Cimenterie de Niger is expected to start operations at its Malbaza cement plant in Niger’s Tahoua region in December, according to the company’s officials. The 2000tpd integrated cement works is forecast to cover 80 per cent of Niger’s cement demand, allowing the country to significantly reduce cement imports. The facility provides employment for 347 people, including 276 Nigeriens.

Dangote starts work on Niger plant

18 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote starts work on the construction of a XOF180bn (US$315.8m) cement plant in Keita, Niger, according to the country’s national TV organisation. The new works will also included a 100MW coal-fired power plant. Dangote Cement Niger was granted approval to carry out research on “coal and related substances” on four permits in the region of Agadez (north) and Tahoua. The new cement facility is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2020 and will have a capacity of 2.5Mta. It is expecte...

Algeria's Aoulef works exports first cement to Niger

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

El-Hamel-owned Aoulef cement plant, in Adrar, Algeria, carried out the first Algerian cement exports to Niger, according to Minister of Industry and Mines, Youcef Yousfi.  The new plant, which entered service in December 2017 exported 950t of cement overland to Niger – the first of regular shipments. The 1.5Mta Aoulef cement facility plans to exports around 1Mta of its output. "With these export operations, Algeria has thus shifted from [being] a large importer of cement to an exporti...

Niger’s NCN to open soon

23 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Nouvelle Cimenterie de Niger (NCN) is expected to enter operation soon and some 85 per cent of the construction work has been carried out, according to local news reports. The unit, which has been under construction since 2001 represents an investment of XOF48bn (US$133.3m) and recently played host to the country’s Minister of Industry, Mallam Zaneidou Amirou. The 0.54Mta works, located on a 350,000m 2 plot in Ader will enable to carry out large infrastructure project with domestic cemen...