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Grey to white in Algeria

20 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Retrofitting cement plants can give provide a new lease of life, as shown by the conversion of grey to white cement production at Biskria Cement Co, Algeria. CBMI was awarded the contract and explains some of the key elements of this conversion project. By CBMI Construction Co Ltd, China. While Biskria Cement Co, Algeria, will retain its 6000tpd grey line, CBMI converted the cement plant’s 3000tpd Line 2 to produce 2000tpd of white cement (© CBMI) Until recently, Biskria Ceme...

Moroccan cement deliveries up 7% in January

13 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc, LafargeHolcim Maroc and Novacim ) increased by 6.6 per cent YoY to 1,130,187t, according to he Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and Urban Policy. Of this total, the retail sector accounted for 648,341t, with deliveries down 0.1 per cent from 647,656t in January 2023. The ready-mix concrete sector increased its off take by 17.4 per c...

Ciments de Bizerte reports 24% drop in revenue in 2023

06 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Ciments de Bizerte reported a 23.7 per cent decline in revenue to TND94.4m (US$30.14m) in 2023 when compared with the previous year, according to data from the Tunis Stock Exchange. Cement sales volumes were down 10 per cent YoY. Domestic turnover fell by 16.5 per cent YoY to TND93.9m with cement and lime sales of 4.978Mt. The fall in domestic demand was attributed to the recession in the construction market as real estate prices increased and there was an absence of infras...

Morocco: better times ahead?

05 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Following a challenging business environment in 2022, Moroccan cement producers can look forward to better times. However, overcapacity will see producers look beyond the country’s borders as they develop export markets to sell production surpluses. Economic growth is set to resume as Morocco recovers after the COVID-19 pandemic (© ©  J.K2507) Morocco’s economic growth fell by 7.2 per cent YoY in 2020 but recovered the following year, when GDP expanded by eight per cent. In 2022...

Carthage Cement reports record turnover

23 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Carthage Cement closed 2023 with a turnover of TND431m (US$138.7m), up 18 per cent when compared with the company’s turnover in 2022, driven by its cement and aggregate business. Domestic turnover increased 22 per cent to TND339m in 2023 from TND278m in 2022. Export turnover was stable at TND57m. Aggregate sales increased 27 per cent YoY from TND17.6m to TND22.4m in 2023. Concrete sales fell by 11 per cent YoY to TND12.7m from TND14.3m. The company invested TND30.5m and ...

LafargeHolcim Morocco inaugurates Sustainable Construction Lab

22 January 2024, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Morocco has inaugurated  its sustainable Construction Lab (SCL), its research and innovation centre, in the presence of several personalities from the construction sector. With an indoor and outdoor space, the showroom aims to present in an innovative and attractive way the latest products and construction solutions developed by LafargeHolcim Morocco and its partners. This will allow visitors to enjoy an immersive experience and to project themselves into the diversity of ...

Moroccan cement association welcomes Novacim membership

18 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The Assembly General of L’Association Profesionelle des Cimentiers (APC) has ratified the decision of its Board of Directors to welcome Novacim , the new Moroccan producer of clinker and cement. Novacim has a 1.6Mta cement plant located in Oulad Ghanem , El Jadida, requiring an investment of MAD2.6m (US$0.259m). With this new unit, the cement supply of APC members reaches a production capacity of 24.6Mta.

Holcim Algeria exports see 7% uplift in 2023

17 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria ( Holcim ) exported 3.4Mt of cement and clinker in 2023, up seven per cent from 3.2Mt in 2022. The company achieved an export market share of 30 per cent and increased its export turnover by 17 per cent. A total of 40 per cent of exports were shipped as cement, a threefold increase YoY. In 2024 the company expects to increase cement exports to a 60 per cent share of total exports. Holcim Algeria has made significant investments in its export division, including a EUR3.5...

Moroccan cement deliveries advance 19% in December

05 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC (Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc) have increased by 19.1 per cent YoY to 1,122,290t in December 2023 from 942,317t in December 2022, according to he Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and Urban Policy. Of this total, deliveries to the retail segment were up 8.7 per cent YoY to 641,266t in December 2023 from 589,721t in the year-ago period, while the deliv...

Arabian Cement announces management changes

04 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Company has announced three management changes. Mutaz Kusai Hassan AlAzzawi has been appointed chairman of the board of directors (non-executive), Saud Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Sulaiman has become vice chairman (non-executive), while Hani Mohamed Lehji is the new secretary of the board. The appointments were made at the company’s Ordinary General Assembly Meeting on 17 December 2023.