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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. 

Morocco’s cement demand stable in November

19 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc ) have remained stable in November 2023, up 0.2 per cent YoY to reach 1,114,178t from 1,112,013t in November 2022, according to the Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy. However, the large retail sector saw a 5.2 per cent YoY drop to 652,379t in November 2023 from 688,3332t as did the building segment which r...

Arabian Cement subsidiary moves a step closer to gaining waste management approval

18 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Evolve, an Arabian Cement Co (ACC) subsidiary, has successfully conducted a public hearing session, marking the initial step in obtaining environmental approvals from the Ministerial State for Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) and Waste management Regulation Authority (WMRA) for waste management.   Evolve is the first alternative fuel company affiliated with an Egyptian cement company to secure these approvals, and the milestone was achieved through a comprehensive public hearing on ...

Sinai White Portland Cement to open first cement terminal at Arish

04 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Transcargo International (TCI), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports Group, has signed an agreement with Sinai White Portland Cement to build and operate the first bulk cement silo terminal at Arish port in North Sinai, Egypt, to boost exports. According to Mist News, the terminal will have a total capacity of at least 200,000tpa and will include six cement silos with a capacity of 10,000t each, four silos to store grey cement and two for white cement. “This project aligns with our commitme...

South Valley Cement sees revenue fall in 9M23

23 November 2023, Published under Cement News

South Valley Cement Co has reported revenue of EGP592.5m (US$19.15m) in the first nine months of 2023, down from EGP614.09m in the same period a year earlier. Net losses after tax fell from EGP83.81m in the 9M22 to EGP63.10m in the 9M23, reports Zawya. The loss per share came in at EGP0.13 in the opening nine months of 2023, a YoY decrease from EGP0.17.  Revenue in the third quarter of 2023 alone stood at EGP128.49m, down from EGP288.52m in the same period in 2022. Net profit after tax...

EBRD and A³&Co support Arabian Cement on net zero journey

21 November 2023, Published under Cement News

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and consulting firm A³&Co ® have joined forces to support Egypt’s Arabian Cement Co  in its transition to net zero. According to Zawya, the collaboration aims to develop a decarbonisation roadmap for the cement producer that not only reduces carbon emissions but also lowers costs by accelerating the production of low carbon cement, leveraging A³&Co’s expertise in green cement solutions, and maximising EBRD’s commitment to green in...