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Dal Machinery & Design completed Bouskoura cement order

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Dal Machinery & Design (DMD) has manufactured a 4m diameter kiln outlet seal for LafargeHolcim's Bouskoura cement plant in Morocco. The order was placed in November 2020 and was completed in June 2021. An additional order was placed for a kiln outlet shell and supervision service. The kiln outlet shell was manufactured with a diameter of 4.4m. Delivery was on April 2021 and installation jobs will be performed within June 2021.

Moroccan deliveries up 69% in May

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC, were up 68.5 per cent to 882,785t in May 2021 from 523,848t in May 2020, according to data published by the Ministry for Housing and Urbanisation. In the first five months of 2021 total deliveries reached 4,446,117t, representing a 25.4 per cent increase from 4,342,862t in the January-May 2020 period.

Morocco’s market dynamic

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Pending the real estate sector recovery, cement demand in Morocco will be driven in the coming years by both major infrastructure projects and the emergence of the southern regions which are evolving into becoming top-tier economic hubs. At the moment, there is a significant increase in capacity while local operators are showing interest in exports. By Maria Iraqi and Taha Jaidi, Attijari Global Research, Morocco. Moroccan cement demand is expected to return to pre-COVID levels by 202...

Morocco’s cement deliveries up double in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Moroccan cement producers Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc increased by 111.6 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in April 2021, according to the national cement association, APC. In April 2020 deliveries stood at 0.552Mt. The ready-mix concrete segment saw the largest growth, by 276 per cent YoY, as its offtake reached 227,182t in April 2021, from 60,399t in the year-ago period. The building segment advanced 184.8 per cent YoY to 58,460t...

Moroccan cement market expands 112% in April

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement sales in April saw a 111.6 per cent YoY rise to 1.169Mt when compared with a low base of 0.552Mt in April 2020, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, APC. In the first four months of the year, sales advanced 19.5 per cent to 4.563Mt from 3.819Mt in the 4M20.

Ciments de Bizerte sees 61% rise in 1Q revenues

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Les Ciments de Bizerte advanced its total revenues to TND40.2m (US$14.7m) in the 1Q221, up 61 per cent when compared with TND25m in January-March 2020. The company has seen its domestic sales rise to 194,517t, up 26.5 per cent YoY in January to March 2021. As a result, its domestic revenues in the three-month period increased 50.5 per cent to TND34.6m. In terms of exports were up by TND3.7m or 185 per cent in the 1Q21. Clinker was shipped to Italy and the company developed ...

Egypt's cement sector sees sales rise 15% YoY

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Egypt's cement industry recorded strong sales in March with total sales reaching 4.99Mt, up 22 per cent MoM and 15 per cent YoY. The industry’s utilisation rate also surged to 74 per cent from 60 per cent in February. The average utilisation rate in 2020 was 59 per cent. Watania Cement (Beni Suef) recorded the highest sales of 990,000t with a market share of 20 per cent, according to Daily News Egypt. Therefore, volumes were up 40 per cent MoM and 141 per cent YoY. Sinai Cement reco...

Moroccan market expands 40% in March

13 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco jumped 40.2 per cent to 1,277,221t in March 2021 when compared with March 2020 when 910,994t was supplied to the domestic market, according to the Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the January-March 2021 period, deliveries were up 3.9 per cent YoY to 3.394Mt from 3.267Mt in the 3Q20. These data reflect deliveries by APC members Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc.

New Agadir plant to enter production in July

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s new cement plant in Souss-Massa, 45km southwest of Agadir, Morocco, is expected to be commissioned at the end of July. The 1.6Mta plant represents an investment of MAD3bn (US$334.6m) and is equipped with the latest technologies, in line with the company’s “Plant of Tomorrow” concept. It will include automation, robotic, artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies. Moreover, from 2023, the plant will be supplied with wind power and use alternative fuels.

Lafarge Egypt introduces EcoLabel cement

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Egypt has announced that it will introducing EcoLabel cement for the first time in Egypt. The new products comply with the group’s green criteria, including having a lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. "Hydrocem Plus EcoLabel & Hydrocem EcoLabel represent the industry’s broadest range of green cement for high-performing, sustainable and circular construction," said Solomon Baumgartner Aviles, CEO of Lafarge Egypt. "We are dedicated to R&D at the forefront of carbon neutra...