Gabon produces 21% more cement year-on-year in 2019

  Gabon: Gabon produced 0.42Mt in 2019, exceeding production figures for 2018 of 0.33Mt by 21%. Sales were US$50.6m – up by 16% from US$42.5m. Direct newspaper attributed the growth to both domestic producers, reporting that CimGabon has improved the efficient use of production equipment, while CIMAF also ramped up production. Source: Global Cement News Related […]

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Rwanda aims to sell stake in cement firm Cimerwa this month

KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwanda’s government aims to put its 49 percent stake in the country’s biggest cement maker, Cimerwa, up for sale this month, the prime minister said on Saturday. The company, which is 51 percent owned by South Africa’s PPC Ltd, has an installed annual production capacity of 600,000 tonnes. “We have asked our […]

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GCCA Launches Network for Women in Cement and Concrete Industry

  On International Women’s Day, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announces the launch of a ‘Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women’s Network’. The sector initiative, launched by GCCA Cement Director, Claude Lorea, aims to establish a network of women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete industry and its suppliers, in order to promote […]

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South Africa : Competition Tribunal resumes hearing into cement industry

  South Africa: The Competition Tribunal has resumed hearings into allegations of cartel-like behaviour by Natal Portland Cement (NPC), Pretoria Portland Cement Company (PPC), Lafarge Industries South Africa (Lafarge) and AfriSam Consortium (AfriSam). It follows a referral by the Competition Commission following an investigation in 2015 that examined collusive conduct between the cement companies between 2008 […]

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CCNN Gets Regulatory Approval to merge with Kalambaina Cement

The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) says it has received formal approval from the Securities Exchange Commission and the Federal High Court for its merger with Kalambaina Cement.  It added that the scheme of the merger was effective from 24 December 2018. New CCNN shares have been issued to and allotted to Kalambaina Cement’s […]

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Cement Companies Scramble for a Piece of Rwandan Market

Regional cement manufacturers are fighting for a share of the Rwandan market at a time when current market leaders are struggling to stay afloat. Rwanda imports 46 per cent of its cement to meet the growing demand, offering an opportunity to producers seeking to extend their regional footprint. “The national cement demand has reached 50,000 […]

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LafargeHolcim, Dangote & other world’s leading Cement Manufacturers form new association called ‘GCCA’

By Franklin Ocheneyi “Nine leading companies in the cement and concrete sector have launched the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA), a progressive new association, dedicated to developing and strengthening the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction.” This statement came from the association’s secretariat in London. “GCCA’s founding members are CEMEX, CNBM, CRH, Dangote, Eurocement, HeidelbergCement, […]

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Nigerian Cement Industry Waiting For New Standard for Cement Manufacturing

By Franklin Ocheneyi  AS you read this piece, the Technical Committee set up by Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is reviewing the Nigeria Industrial Standards -NIS 444- 1: 2014 cement standard. They would soon submit the new guideline to SON Council for vetting, approval and implementation. The Technical Committee is headed by Joseph Odigure, of […]

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