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Portugal Semapa profit up 15%

04 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Portugal's conglomerate Semapa, owner of cement maker Secil, posted on Friday a 15 per cent rise in nine-month net profit, helped by lower taxes on some of its overseas operations and a small increase in sales. Net profit rose to EUR80m the company said in a statement. Still, EBITDA fell 4.5 per cent from a year ago to EUR98m. Total sales rose about by about one per cent to EUR1.48bn, with cement sales up four per cent.  The company attributed the growth to cement and clinker exports from ...

Semapa 1H14 cement turnover up 5.3 per cent YoY

04 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Semapa, the Portuguese holding company that controls cement maker Secil, said turnover from its cement business operating rose 5.3 per cent YoY to EUR217.3m, driven mainly by increased exports from its home market of Portugal. In its domestic market of Portugal, Secil recorded a turnover of EUR91.2m, up 11 per cent YoY. Export revenue increased by 20.6 per cent YoY and accounted for 68.2 per cent of total sales volumes. Overall, domestic sales volumes were down 1.5 per cent YoY. However, l...

Carthage’s turnover increase fourfold in first six months

22 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Turnover by Tunisia’s newest cement producer, Carthage Cement, amounted to TND101,836m (US$59m), up 419 per cent compared to the same period of last year. Clinker and cement sales totalled TND19.262 and TND64,060, respectively during the six months to the end of June 2014. Readymix concrete activities increased by 25 per cent YoY. Aggregate sales, however, fell 28 per cent due to the absence of infrastructure public works contracts.

Tunisia: Ciments de Bizerte inaugurates plant upgrade

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

With the inauguration of its upgraded production unit on 17 June 2014 in the presence of the country’s industry, energy and mines, Kamel Bennaceur, Tunisia’s Ciments de Bizerte has increased its capacity by 50 per cent to more than 1.5Mta. The upgrade is the result of a TND250m (US$149m) investment programme which was initiated three years ago. It includes a modernisation of the plant’s dust control systems which will lower emissions to 20mg/Nm3.

Carthage Cement issues Provisional Performance Acceptance certificate, Tunisia

06 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The Provisional Acceptance certificate has been issued by Carthage Cement for the 5800tpd Djebel Ressas cement plant in Tunisia, constructed by an FLSmdith-Ekon-Prokon consortium on an EPC turkney basis. The greenfield Djebel Ressas plant is the first project to be completed after the Arab Spring. According to a statement by Ekon, the plant has exceeded design figures in terms of production capacity and product quality while achieving less emissions.

Tunisian prices to rise following government subsidy cut

23 May 2014, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Tunisia is to rise following the announcement by Kamel Bennaceur, Minister of Energy and Mines, that the government will remove the subsidy on cement. Prices are set to increase by TND7.5-8 (US$4.6-4.9) local news sources have reported.

Tunisia: Carthage 1Q14 turnover rises sharply

21 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Carthage Cement reported a turnover of TND41.95m (US$26.45m) in the three months to March 31, 2014, up 337 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. Clinker sales reached TND16.78m during the first quarter, while sales of cement amounted to TND17.10m, including TND3.95m for export. Clinker production reached 234,084t, while cement production was recorded at 136,083t for the period. The production of aggregates in the quarry of Jebel Ressas posted an increase of 29 per cent during...

Carthage sees strong rise in 1Q turnover

14 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Carthage Cement saw its turnover increase 337 per cent YoY to TND41.945m (US$26.53m) in 1Q14. However, its aggregates business saw sales fall 34 per cent following a three-week stoppage. The production level was affected by 22 days of social unrest in the Mornag region that prevented Carthage Cement workers to go to work, according to the management. The company’s ready-mix sales expanded by 10 per cent despite the lower deliveries of gravel from the quarry, which were also af...

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...