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Algeria: ThyssenKrupp’s Industrial Solutions has been awarded a contract by Société des Ciments de Sigus, part of Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA), to build a cement plant at Sigus, in the Wilaya of Oum El Bouaghi, near Constantine. The plant will have a clinker production capacity of 6000t/day. Operation is planned to start in early 2019. No exact value for the order was disclosed but it was placed above US$100m.
GICA has launched several projects to increase its cement production capacity from 12Mt/yr to 20Mt/yr by 2019. ThyssenKrupp previously received an order from GICA in 2013 to build a 6000t/day cement plant.
Algeria/Nigeria: CBMI Construction (Sinoma) has issued paperwork passing over completed projects to Lafarge Africa, a part of LafargeHolcim, for projects in Algeria and Nigeria.
A provisional taking-over certificate (PTC) was signed by representatives of Unicem, a joint venture partly operated by Lafarge Africa in Nigeria, at Sinoma’s Beijing headquarters on 18 January 2017. Tomas Lorent, Lafarge Africa Project Manager and Liu Xinwang, CBMI Project Manager signed the paperwork on behalf of their companies. The certificate was signed eight weeks ahead of the contract. The new production line at the Calabar cement plant in Cross River State started operation in the summer of 2016. It includes one of the world’s largest vertical roller mills supplied by Loesche.
Meanwhile, a different PTC was signed on the same day by Didier Michel, Lafarge Algeria’s Project Manager and Gu Jinjun, CBMI Project Manager at Lafarge Algeria’s headquarters in Algiers. The 2.7Mt/yr CILAS Biskra cement plant, a joint operation between Lafarge Algeria and Souakri Group, was commissioned in the summer of 2016.
Spain: LafargeHolcim’s Sagunto cement plant in Valencia cut its production by nearly 10% in 2016 due to a fall in exports to Algeria. The plant exports 85% of its production and Algeria cut its imports by half, according to the Expansión newspaper. The plant is considering new export destinations including Colombia. However, its permit to mine aggregates from the Salt de Llop quarry is due to expire in December 2017 and the local government is reportedly not keen to renew it.
Algeria: Abdesslam Bouchouareb, the Minister of Industry and Mining, has inaugurated the second production unit at the Ain El Kebira (SCAEK) cement plant near Setif. The new unit will have a cement production capacity of 2Mt/yr, according to the Algerian Press Service. The plant is controlled by the government backed Groupe Industriel des Ciments d'Algérie (GICA).
Bouchouare announced that the 1.5Mt/yr Adrar cement plant is due to be commissioned by April 2017 and the 2Mt/yr Chlef plant by October 2017. He added that national cement production is expected to increase by 5.5Mt/yr in 2017, allowing Algeria to export its surplus by early 2018.
Algeria: Groupe Industriel des Ciments d'Algérie (GICA), the government-owned cement producer, has launched the certification process of its oil well cement ahead of plans to produce the product itself. A sample batch of 300t was produced in November 2016, according to the Algeria Press Service. Rabah Guessoum, the chief executive officer of GICA, said that the cement will produced at the company’s Setif plant and sold to Sonatrach group and foreign oil companies. A national demand of around 300,000t/yr is anticipated.
Algeria: Abdessalem Bouchouareb, the Minister of Industry and Mining, has said that his country will stop importing cement in 2017. He made the comments at a visit to the China Triumph International Engineering (CTIEC) cement plant being built at Adrar, according to the Algeria Press Service. The plant is nearly 90% complete and due to be commissioned at the end of 2016.
"The year 2017 will mark the end of cement imports in Algeria, with the commissioning of all cement plants across the country, whose total annual production capacity is expected to reach 6Mt," said Bouchouareb. He added that industrial projects will allow the country to achieve self-sufficiency in cement and begin to export it.
Algeria: A group of Algerian investors have agreed a share purchase framework to buy 100% of ASEC Algeria from ASEC Cement and ASEC Cement Djelfa Offshoren for US$60m. ASEC Cement is an Egypt-based producer and supplier of cement and other construction materials. ASEC Cement Djelfa Offshoren is a subsidiary of ASEC Cement, a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings.
Algeria: The CILAS Bikra cement plant started production in mid-July 2016, 11 days before the scheduled start of operations. The 2.7Mt/yr plant is a joint venture between Lafarge Algeria and Souakri Group. The project had an investment of Euro270m and it took 21 months to build, according to Le Matin newspaper.
Algeria: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has laid the first stone at a cement plant being built at Sigus, Oum El Bouaghi by the Industrial Public Group of Cements of Algeria (GICA). Sellal said that his country had invested significantly in the cement sector and that Algeria should being exporting cement by 2019, according to the Algeria Press Service.
Polysius SAS France, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp, won the contract to build the cement plant in October 2015 on a budget of over Euro310m. The plant will have a production capacity of 2.2Mt/yr and it will start production in Febraury 2019.
Algeria: CILAS, a joint operation between Lafarge Algeria (49% stake) and Souakri Group (51% stake) located in the northeast of the country, has started commissioned its mill at its Biskra cement plant. Operation of the site’s kiln is scheduled to start in July 2016 according to the El Watan newspaper.
China’s CBM, a subsidiairy of Sinoma, signed a deal to build the plant in mid-2014. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract included design, equipment supply, civil construction, installation, training and commissioning of the project. The plant will have a cement production capacity of 2.7Mt/yr when fully operational.