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COCMAG calls on Ghana's government to cancel imported clinker Fumigation Levy

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Chamber of Cement Manufacturers, Ghana (COCMAG) said the Fumigation Levy charged on imported clinker is having serious financial toll on cement production companies in the country and pushing cement production costs up. The Executive Secretary of COCMAG, Reverend Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, who expressed the concern in an interaction with the media, said the local cement manufacturers were working frantically to avert the high cost of production to help reduce or maintain the price of ...

Sococim Industries selects Fives for new clinker production line

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Fives FCB and Sococim Industries ( Vicat group ) have signed a contract for the supply of the new 6500tpd clinker production line at the Rufisque plant, Senegal. The Chairman of Sococim Industries, M Youga Sow, selected Fives’ engineering and equipment for this new installation.   Highest flexibility and optimised energy efficiency   For this new line project, Sococim Industries wanted to implement the best technologies and international standards to ensure the highest flexibility...

Starlinger delivers 500th AD*STAR block bottom sack conversion

22 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Côte d’Ivoire-based packaging producer Plastica has increased its AD*STAR sack production capacity by 45m sacks per year to 80m sacks, following the installation of the ad*starKON SX+ packaging line. The new line converts woven polypropylene tape fabric into AD*STAR block bottom valve sacks by means of heat sealing and has a production capacity of 120 block bottom sacks per minute. “As we experience increasing demand for AD*STAR cement sacks we have decided to expand production with anothe...

West Africa: progress in times of a pandemic

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CBMI Construction is currently undertaking an EPC plant project in west Africa, spanning an entire cement production line from raw materials crushing to packing and dispatch. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, the project is being implemented under unprecedented conditions and has achieved an number of milestones safely and successfully. By CBMI Construction Co Ltd, China. CBMI’s EPC contract in west Africa is expected to start cement and clinker production 18 and 26 months after pr...

Nigeria’s hamstrung potential

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Rapid cement capacity build-up over the last two decades and further new additions on the way mean that by next year, Nigeria will have the second-largest installed capacity in Africa. However, while the country’s long-term demand outlook is immense, EFG Hermes explains why massive potential is currently being hamstrung by a sluggish domestic economic outlook. By Moses Waireri Njuguna, EFG Hermes, Kenya. Capacity increase in Nigeria is a means for some players to position themselves f...

Kalambaina Cement sees successful start-up of Line 3 project

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Sinoma CBMI has announced the successful start-up of its EPC project for Kalambaina Cement (BUA) in Sokoto, Nigeria. Work on the 3Mta Line 3 began in the 2Q19 and carried on throughout 2020 and 2021. Sinoma has now begun works on Line 4 for the same site. Kalambaina Cement Line 3

BUA Cement announce passing of company secretary

16 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Board and Management of BUA Group regret to announce the passing of Ahmed Aliyu (1975-2021),  company secretary and chief legal adviser of BUA Cement Plc.  Ahmed was also the company secretary for BUA Cement Plc.

Cameroon minister accuses cement producers of price-fixing

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

In a correspondence sent to the managing directors of various cement producing firms on 9 December 2021, Minister of Commerce, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, denounced an illegal agreement to increase the prices of the products. "It has come to my attention, through written communications of which I have copies, that ypu unnanmously and unilaterally decidd to increase your sales prices  by XAF500 (US$0.86) and 300 per cent depending on the type of cement," the government official wrote. T...

HeidelbergCement increases divestments with 'Beyond 2020' strategy

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The reorganisation of HeidelbergCement is gradually taking shape as the company seeks to prioritise its strongest markets as part of its 'Beyond 2020' strategy. This week, HeidelbergCement made another divestment, selling its 50 per stake in the 0.5Mta Sierra Leone Cement Ltd (Leocem) subsidiary to the Diamond Cement Group (WACEM). West Africa is a highly active marketplace and the German multinational will maintain a strong presence in the region with facilties in Ghana, Liberia, Togo,...

HeidelbergCement agrees sale of Sierra Leone subsidiary

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has signed an agreement to sell its subsidiary Sierra Leone Cement Corp Ltd (Leocem) to the Diamond Cement Group. The sale includes a cement grinding plant with two grinding mills.   The Freetown cement plant has a capacity of ~500,000tpa. HeidelbergCement holds 50 per cent of the shares in the company and has full management responsibility.  The divestment is part of HeidelbergCement’s ongoing portfolio optimisation and margin improvement programme within its ‘Beyo...