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FLSmidth wins 5-year supervisory support agreement with SSBIL

18 April 2024, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth will provide expertise and supervisory support to SSBIL for its operations and maintenance contract with Abayak Cement ’s plant in Akoga , on the mainland of Equatorial Guinea. The plant’s main equipment was designed and supplied by FLSmidth several years ago, including an OK™ Mill, a ROTAX-2 ® Kiln, Cross-Bar ® Cooler, Pfister ® dosing systems, Ventomatic ® packing plant and our Automation control systems.  Installation was completed in 2016. However, due to local issues reg...

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...

Dangote boosts revenue by 36% in 2023

04 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has reported revenue of NGN2.208trn (US$1.365bn) in 2023, up 36.4 per cent from the NGN1.618trn posted in the previous year. Operating profit over the same period advanced from NGN585.88bn to NGN734.27bn, marking an increase of 25.3 per cent. Gross profit saw a 25.8 per cent advance YoY to NGN1.202trn, while profit after tax improved by 19.2 per cent from NGN382.31bn in 2022 to NGN455.58bn a year later. Earnings per share saw growth of 18.9 per cent over the same timefram...

Nigerian producers agree to lower prices

22 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Nigeria-based Dangote , BUA Cement and Lafarge have agreed to lower cement prices in the country, despite rising production costs. According to This Day Live, the three manufacturers have stated that a 50kg bag of cement should have a maximum retail price of NGN8000 (US$4.98). Following a meeting with Nigeria’s Minister of Works and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, the producers said a monitoring team would be set up to ensure compliance with the new pricing agreement.  ...

Mali's path to cement self-sufficiency

16 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Set on expansion in west Africa, CIMAF announced this week that it had laid the foundation stone for its new grinding plant in Mali. Other cement producers have also targeted Mali, which saw cement shortages in 2021 but now has a crop of new cement plants under construction. The sudden surge in Mali's cement plant projects is happening despite the challenges of political unrest in the country. There were two coups d’étât in 2020 and 2021, while Al Qaeda is still active in the country and ...

Cement prices surge in Enugu, Nigeria

16 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The price of cement has hit NGN13,000/bag (US$8.57) in Enugu, Nigeria, compared to around NGN5000/bag in January this year. According to Blueprint Newspapers, while Dangote Cement is selling for approximately NGN10,500/bag, brands such as Supaset and BUA have increased their prices to NGN12,000/bag and NGN13,000/bag respectively.  Some commentators have said the price increase is due to exchange rates with the US dollar, while fears have been raised throughout the construction industr...

CIMAF lays foundation stone for Mali plant

13 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CIMAF laid the foundation stone for its new Mali factory on 9 February 2024 in Natien, a commune located in the Sikasso region. The Minister of Industry and Trade, Moussa Alassane, was present at the ceremony.     This new unit will have a production capacity of 1Mta of cement, expandable to 2Mta, and will It generate at least 300 direct jobs and 2000 indirect jobs. The completion date has been set at 23 months, with a start-up date of February 2026.

Ghana introduces new cement regulation

06 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Ghana has introduced a new regulation designed to protect both the quality and safety of cement products in the country, According to BNN, The Ghana Standards Authority (Manufacture of Cement) Regulation, 2023 (L.I. 2480) follows concerns raised by players in the country’s construction industry regarding the quality of cement and its impact on the durability and safety of structures.  The regulation not only makes it mandatory for anyone thinking of manufacturing cement to obtain a lic...

Nigerian cement prices rise by 30%

05 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Nigeria have risen by 30 per cent in the last few days, reaching NGN6500 (US$5.44)/bag in some regions, reports The Guardian. The ripple effect across other building materials is already being seen with sandcrete blocks going up in price from NGN450 to NGN500 for a six inch block, while nine-inch blocks have increased from NGN550 to NGN600/block. The price of ready-mixed concrete has also risen, causing some constriction projects to come to a standstill. A number of de...

Dangote Cement attracts substantial investment

24 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has become the first company to be valued at NGN10trn (US$11.76bn) on the Nigerian stock market. The company’s share price advanced by 9.99 per cent on 22 January 2024 to close at NGN592.60 per share, giving the company a market value of NGN10.1trn. The news follows an NGN6bn investment in Dangote Cement by Femi Otedola, a Lagos-based billionaire.  Mr Otedola told Nigerian media that the move was part of his overall strategy to ensure long-term wealth preservation and und...