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Ivory Coast: The government has decided to import 150,000t of cement from April to July 2017 to cope with a local shortage. Cement will be imported in a strict agenda including 61,000t in May 2017, 64,000t in June 2017 and 25,000t in July 2017, according to the La Afrique Tribune newspaper. The government is also hoping that on-going cement plant projects will meet local demand when they are commissioned. The country previously imported cement to meet local shortages in 2015 when 300,000t was imported in three phases.
Ivory Coast: LafargeHolcim intends to double its cement production capacity to 2Mt/yr from May 2017. The increase in production will follow the commissioning of a new 1Mt/yr mill, according to the Fraternité Matin newspaper. The mill has cost US$24.5m to install. LafargeHolcim operates a 1Mt/yr cement grinding plant in Abidjan. The upgrade is expected to raise local production to 5.1Mt/yr.
Ivory Coast: Cement prices have risen sharply following a housing boom, congestion in transport links and renovation work at the port in Abidjan. The Association of Cement Producers of Cote d'Ivoire (APCCI) has also blamed a lack of vehicles due to competition with the coffee and cocoa markets, according to Financial Afrik. The association has called for haulers and dealers to exercise ‘restraint’ when setting prices. The country has a cement production capacity of 4.15Mt/yr according to the APCCI. The local market is currently estimated to be 3.6Mt/yr.
Ivory Coast: Intercem has been awarded an additional order by Sea Invest for the raw material transport at the 8000t/day cement grinding and packing plant that the contractor is building for Cim Ivoire in Abidjan. The transport system will link an Eco Hopper to the clinker silos and the additive storage at the site. Commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2017.
The order includes the delivery of trough belt conveyors as well as all related components and the transfer tower on an engineering, procurement and construction base including the piling, the foundation works, the steel construction, the cladding of the building, the roofing of the belt bridges, the necessary filters and chutes to the electrical equipment, installation and the commissioning. The scope of supply contains the measurement of the local conditions with a 3D scanning system as well as the mechanical, electrical and civil engineering.
UK: SEA-Invest has placed an order for an Eco Hopper from Samson Materials Handling, part of Aumund Group, destined for operation in the Ivory Coast. This product is designed to receive dry bulk materials such as cement clinker, limestone, gypsum and slag from a mobile harbour crane. The Eco Hopper will discharge onto a high-level quayside conveyor at a rate of 1200t/hour or via a dedicated outlet direct to trucks at 700t/hour.
“In a competitive market we need to ensure our service offering is reliable and value for money. Environmental responsibility is something that we take seriously at SEA-Invest. We endeavour to provide efficient, cost effective and environmentally appropriate service and we look forward to developing our port facilities with Samson,” said Sébastien Ghesquiere, Director of SEA-Tech, an engineering subsidiary of SEA-Invest.
Ivory Coast: Dangote Cement has started to build a 3Mt/yr clinker grinding plant in Yongbon near Abidjan. The plant will be cost US$200m and be completed by late 2017 according to Devakumar Edwin, Dangote Group Executive Director, Strategy, Projects and Portfolio Management.
The grinding plant will consist of two 1.5Mt/yr lines. Once complete the plant is expected to double the country’s cement production capacity. Indian engineering firm Ayoki Fabricon is managing the project subcontracting Thyssenkrupp. Once complete the plant is expected to create over 3000 direct and indirect jobs, according to local media.
Ivory Coast: The Turkish cement firm Limak Çimento, a unit of local conglomerate Limak Holding, has announced that it will team up with Ivory Coast-based company Akfirbat to set up a cement grinding and packaging plant in the Ivory Coast in what will be a US$50m project. The two companies held a signing ceremony in the Turkish capital Ankara for the establishment of a joint venture company named Limak Afrika SA.
The plant, to be built in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, will have the capacity to grind 1.0Mt/yr of cement as well as being equipped to produce 1.0Mm3/yr of concrete. Construction will start later on in 2014 with operations expected to begin in October 2015. It is proposed that the output of the plant will be sold in the Ivory Coast as well as in other African countries.
Ivory Coast: King Mohammed VI of Morocco, with Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan, has launched a Euro12m cement packing plant in Abidjan. The plant has a bag production capacity of 80Mt/yr that can be extended to 160Mt/yr. The Africa-Cote d'Ivoire Cement company plant (CIMAF-Cote d'Ivoire), a subsidiary of Addoha Moroccan group, will supply bags for the group's cement projects in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Niger and Mali.
As part of the delegation the Moroccan King and Duncan also visited a 0.5Mt/yr Addoha clinker plant in Abidjan. This unit has been operational since July 2013 and it imports clinker from the Addoha-subsidiary Ciment Atlas (CIMAT), which has two cement plants in Morocco.
Nigeria: Dangote Cement intends to reach a total cement production capacity of 50Mt/yr by 2016 which will make it Africa's largest cement producer. The company's chief executive, DVG Edwin, summarised production projects by the Nigeria-based cement producer: "Our plant in Senegal will soon be producing cement and our South African venture, Sephaku Cement, is well on track to open in early 2014. These two plants will be our first production ventures outside Nigeria as we aim to become Africa's leading supplier of cement," said Edwin.
Edwin revealed that construction work is underway at Mugher, Ethiopia for a 2.5Mt/yr cement plant. Operation is scheduled to begin in October 2015 at a 3Mt/yr gas-fired plant in Mtwara, Tanzania. Cement production is expected to start in mid-2014 at a 1.5Mt/yr in Ndola, Zambia. In Cameroon a 1.5Mt/yr grinding plant will be completed in the first half of 2014 and an integrated 1.5Mt/yr cement plant is expected to begin production in the second quarter of 2016. A 1.5Mt/yr cement plant in South Sudan and a 1.5Mt/yr integrated cement plant in Kenya are both set to become operational in 2016.
Along the coast of West Africa Dangote nears completion of import facilities to receive and bag bulk cement produced in Nigeria and Senegal. Additional import facilities in Sierra Leone are due to begin by the end of 2013 or early 2014.
In Liberia Edwin said that the order for equipment has been made for an import facility in Freeport Monrovia. Imports into Liberia are expected to commence in early 2015. The company plans to build a 1.5Mt/yr grinding plant in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with operations projected to begin in early 2015. In Ghana, the company plans to open 1.5Mt/yr grinding plants in Tema and Takoradi by early 2015. Finally, Dangote cement has recently announced its intention to build an integrated 1.5Mt/yr plant in Niger.