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Strong start to 2024 for Senegal cement

08 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Senegal grew 3.3 per cent YoY in January 2024, coming in at 0.666Mt compared to 0.645Mt in January 2023, according to the country’s national statistics office, DPEE. For 2023 as whole, cement sales rose nine per cent YoY to 7.044Mt, up from 6.46Mt in 2022. Strong population growth, which averaged 2.7 per cent YoY in the decade to 2023 (versus just 0.6 per cent in the US), as well as proactive infrastructure and urbanisation policies will underpin demand heading forw...

Sococim Industries prepares for Kiln No 6 expansion

03 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Sococim Industries of Senegal ( Vicat group ) has announced its expansion project with the doubling of production capacity with the Kiln No 6 project in order to support the evolution of the market. According to Deputy Director General, Matar Drop, “this project represents a concrete and ambitious commitment to meet the current high demand while integrating environmental concerns.” In March 2023 , Fives of France announced that it would be supplying a new burner and reducing NO x emi...

Senegal's cement consumption fell 22% in April

20 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Senegalese cement market contracted 22.1 per cent MoM and 10.6 per cent YoY to 525,100t in April 2023, according to the country’s Department for Economic Planning and Policies (DPEE). While exports were down 17.6 per cent MoM in April 2023, when compared with April 2022 they surged 148.8 per cent to 159,200t. Output from domestic cement plants retreated 18.4 per cent MoM but increased by four per cent YoY to 693,500t in April 2023.

Fives to supply Sococim Industries with Novaflam® burner

20 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Fives' double expertise in combustion and cement will be key to help Sococim Industries ( Vicat group ) reach its goal to increase the performance of its new cement plant line in Senegal while limiting its environmental footprint. Sococim , a long-standing customer of Fives, has three main goals to improve the kiln performance of its new cement line: • Use a large panel of fuels as well as alternative solid fuels (ie biomass) and alternative liquid fuels (ie used oil) • Reduce the emissio...

Dangote Cement's corporate social responsibility work gains recognition

03 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has scooped a number of awards in Zambia and Senegal in recognition of its corporate social responsibility actions.  In Senegal the Conseil National du Patronat (CNP) acknowledged the cement producer's local subsidiary for planting hundreds of trees to mitigate against desert encroachment in various parts of the country, reports The Day Live. Meanwhile, in Zambia, Dangote’s Ndola subsidiary picked up the Best Community Social Impact Award for Youth Development in recog...

IFC invests EUR242m in Sococim Industries

28 February 2023, Published under Cement News

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has confirmed that it is investing EUR242m in Senegal-based cement producer, Sococim Industries , to help boost low-carbon cement production. Sococim, a subsidiary of Vicat , will receive a EUR120m loan from IFC's own account and EUR122m equivalent in local currency from Société Générale Sénégal and other lenders, reports Reuters. Around EUR215m of the financing will be earmarked for green activities, sai...

IKN commissions Kirene clinker cooler

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

A new IKN clinker cooler was successfully commissioned at Ciments du Sahel ’s Kirene plant near Dakar, Senegal, end of January and met all customer’s expectations on mechanical and performance issues. A single grate cooler, equipped with a four rolls roll crusher at the cold end is designed for production of 6000tpd of clinker. IKN’s process engineer was on site to supervise the start-up of the cooler and perform training sessions on cooler operation. Upon his departure, all cooler compo...

CIMAF orders MVR mill from Gebr Pfeiffer

23 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Ciments de l’Afrique (CIMAF) has ordered an MVR vertical roller mill from Gebr Pfeiffer for its plant at Keur Moussa, Senegal. This marks the first such mill to be installed in the African country.   The vertical roller mill of the type MVR 5000 R-4 will be used for raw material grinding. It will be equipped with a latest generation SLS 4000 VR classifier and will grind 470tph of cement raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent R to 0.09mm. West Africa has experienced strong growt...

SOCOCIM Industries to arrange IFC loan for Kiln 6 project

12 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Senegal-based SOCOCIM Industries (VICAT group) is organising a debt facility with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to construct a high fuel-efficient Kiln 6.   The total project cost is expected to be up to EUR260m. IFC’s financing consists of up to EUR120m IFC A-loan and up to EUR120m equivalent in parallel loans. The investment includes the equipment for a complete clinker line , quarry crusher and associated conveyors, pre-stocking hall, raw grinder, fuel preparation works...

Dangote Cement Senegal incinerates narcotics worth US$40m

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Senegal incinerated 300kg of cocaine at its Pout cement plant at the request of the defence and security forces on 3 December 2022. The governor of the Thiès region, Alioune Badara Mbengue, presided over the incineration ceremony of the drugs which were valued at CFA25bn (US$40.1m). The narcotics were seized on 29 October in Kidira (Senegal-Mali border) by Senegalese customs.  The operation, which took place under heavy police protection, ended at 11:30am, follow...