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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...

University study in Niger locates new raw material deposits

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU , Lapai, has completed mapping and characterisation of industrial mineral deposits in Nasarawa, Kwara and Niger states. Prof Muhammad Maiturare, vice chancellor at IBBU said the university was commissioned to undertaken the project by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC). "The results showed that cosmetic, jewellery, cement, battery, paint, ceramics, pharmaceutical and building materials industries could be developed ...

Dangote Cement

26 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Production is due to start at Dangote’s new 1.5Mta cement grinding plant in Bouansa, Republic of Congo, this month, according to the company. The US$300m facility will take the country’s total cement production capacity to 2.55Mta along with Cimaf (0.5Mta), Sonocc (0.25Mta) and Forspal (0.3Mta). The works will also boost Dangote’s capacity across Africa to more than 40Mta. Construction is currently underway on a new 3Mta grinding plant in Côte d'Ivoire and two new plants have been announc...

Dangote breaks ground on new Niger plant

25 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has broken ground on a new a 1Mta cement factory in Niger, state radio in the western African country announced on Thursday. President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou formally started building work on the factory on Wednesday at Keita, around 600km northeast of the capital Niamey. The CFA200m (US$ 421.35m) plant is expected to take 18 months to complete. "This is an important event after the railway project started on 7 April last year. This cement factory will contribute a lot...


02 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Sales growth at Dangote Cement continues to outpace the Nigerian cement market with group sales volumes up 29.5 per cent to 9.95Mt, compared to the same period last year. Pre-tax profit for the nine-month period rose 42.6 per cent to NGN151.7bn (US$957m), while EBITDA grew 35.9 per cent to NGN181.1bn (US$1142m). Consolidated group revenue was up 28.7 per cent to NGN289bn (US$1822m) and gross profit reached NGN189.4bn (US$1195m), up 39.4 per cent. Following a deferred tax credit of NGN4.4bn...