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Carthage Cement appoints new Board member, Tunisia

17 March 2014, Published under Cement News

During Carthage Cement’s Annual General Meeting of Thursday, 13 March, Kais Jamaia was appointed as a new Board member, representing the Tunisian government. Mr Jamaia was previously a member of the General Audit Office. Since entering production last November, Carthage Cement has produced 66,599t of cement. "The rate of production is maintained between 7000tpd and 7500tpd of clinker," Riadh Ben Khalifa, CEO of Carthage Cement, said. Mr Khalifa  added that he expects the impact of withdra...

Tunisia: Geometrica supplies bulk storage structures to Carthage Cement

17 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Geometrica supplied three bulk storage structures for Carthage Cement’s Djebel Ressas cement works, Tunisia’s largest and newest cement facility. The 5800tpd plant was completed in 2013 and now supplies cement to Tunis, the national capital. FLSmidth was entrusted with supply machinery and engineering for the cement plant. Turkish contractor, EKON, was FLSmidth’s partner for the civil works, including civil design, supply of structural steel and plate work, site preparation, plant erection...

Tunisia: Bizerte to raise output 50% in early 2014

27 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Bizerte Cement management expects to increase its production in early 2014 by 50 per cent to reach 1.5Mta. It attributes the rise to its new production unit, which will enter service.  The TUD141m new line, of which construction started in September 2011, will extend the life of the company by 35 years, according to Bizerte’s technical management. 

Carthage Cement officially inaugurated

09 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Carthage Cement officially inaugurated its new cement plant in Tunisia on 5 October. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ridha Saidi, Minister in charge of Economic Affairs, Mr. Mehdi Jomaa, Minister of Industry and Mr. Elyes Fakhfakh, Minister of Finance. Carthage Cement lit up its precalciner for the first time on 4 September 2013, in the presence of international experts. The new line is expected to produce 2.2Mta of cement and will enable the company to supply the greater Tuni...

Carthage Cement lights up, Tunisia

10 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Carthage Cement lit up its precalciner for the first time on 4 September 2013, in the presence of international experts. The new line is expected to produce 2.2Mta of cement to meet the demand of the local construction sector as well as neighbouring countries.  The first bag of cement is expected to be available at the factory gate in October.

Carthage Cement to start production September 2013

22 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia's Carthage Cement is expected to produce its first bag of cement on 2 September, according to Riadh Ben Khelifa, managing director of Carthage Cement. The cement plant represents an investment of TND836m (US$510m), of which TND500 as loans by 14 banks. Carthage’s MD added that the company is currently awaiting permission to establish a bag manufacturing plant as well permits to use alternative fuels (RDF) and derive part of its electricity from wind sources.  

Tunisia records 3% YoY rise in April cement sales

17 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s April cement sales are up 3.35 per cent YoY, although the sales of Ciments de Bizerte and Oum Kelil fell during march due to technical and social issues, according to the country’s Ministry of Industry. The country’s cement factories are currently producing around 25,000tpd and are fully able to meet national demand, which historically peaks at the same level between March and June, ensured the ministry. In April, the minister of national trade provisionally froze cement exp...

New cement unit for Tunisia operational by 2014

15 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia will expand its cement production facilities in the region of Bizerte by 2014, according to Mehdi Jomaa, the country’s minister of industry. State-owned Ciments de Bizerte operates at around 1Mta. The extension to the Bizerte plant represents an investment of TND250m (US$150.5m). Equipment has been delivered to site and the assembly process reportedly has started.

Cementos Molins first-quarter profit down by 53%

03 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement maker Cementos Molins reported a 53 per cent on the year drop in its profit for the first quarter of 2013 to EUR4.7m, mainly due to the losses sustained by the domestic market. Spanish subsidiaries closed the quarter with a EUR10.96m loss, 47 per cent more than the previous year. Consolidated turnover reached EUR195m with income falling by 18 per cent in the Spain and 6.6 per cent in overseas markets.  The company, which operates a cement plant in the Catalan capital o...

Tunisia domestic sales rise during Jan-November 2012

09 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia has reported a double-digit rise in cement sales for the first 11 months of 2012 while exports saw a significant drop over the same period. Domestic sales rose by 11.6 per cent during January-November 2012 to 6.559Mt from 5.875Mt recorded in the first 11 months of 2011. Production, meanwhile, rose 10.7 per cent to 6.787Mt from 6.13Mt in the corresponding period of 2011. Exports, however, fell 22.4 per cent to 201,000t against the 259,000t registered in the first 11 months of ...