11th Africa CemenTrade Summit,

28-29 Mar, 2019 - Marrakech, MOROCCO

Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carré Eden

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“Improving profitability and production efficiency in
a rapidly expanding and competitive market!”


Abay Industrial Development Share Company has signed agreements with Chinese Hengyuan Group and Danish FLSmidth combines to build a cement plant in Dejen town, Amhara regional state, at a cost of 8.8 billion birr.                              
24/1/19,www. fanabc.com

United Cement Investor will start building a new 1.5Mt/yr cement plant at Bir Thlathin in southern Tataouine, Tunisia in March 2019.               
9/1/19, www.globalcement.com

Oman’s largest cement manufacturer, Raysut Cement Company is eyeing acquiring Athi River Mining Cement (ARM) of Kenya as part of the company’s aggressive strategy to expand in East and Central Africa.         
4/12/18, www.apanews.net

Cement investment in Africa continues to proliferate.  However are there too many plants too soon and possibly with strong consumption yet to pick up… Is the industry heading towards an overcapacity or self- sufficiency? In sub-Saharan Africa, will the continuing flow of Chinese investment into infrastructure along the former Silk Road through the Belt & Road initiative offers opportunity to cement suppliers? Will demand in countries like Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya improve?

Northern Africa is rapidly turning into an export market as capacity outstrips local demand. Increasingly, countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria are looking into export markets in West Africa or Europe. LafargeHolcim’s new cement plant in Morocco is projected to be completed by 2020, how will this impact the North Africa supply/demand balance? 

About 500,000 tonnes are exported in 2018 by Groupe industriel des ciments d’Algérie (GICA – Industrial Cement Group of Algeria), the Swiss company LafargeHolcim Ltd and the local Biskria Cement SPA.  Abdesselem Bouab, general manager of the port of Djendjen, underlined that the port expects to accelerate cement export operations in 2019 to a total of 2.5 million tonnes.
4/10/18, www.portseurope.com

Cement faces significant challenges in reducing CO2 emissions and the key levers to cutting carbon emissions from cement production are improving energy efficiency, switching to lower-carbon fuels, reducing the clinker-to-cement ratio, and advancing process and technology innovation. According to IEA report, the clinker-to-cement ratio must continue to fall to a global average of 0.64 by 2030, through increased use of blended cements and clinker substitutes, including industrial by-products such as blast furnace slag or fly ash. In the long run, alternative clinker replacements that are widely available, such as calcined clay in combination with limestone, become more important, as the decarbonisation of power generation and iron and steel making reduces the availability of these industrial by-products.

Receive latest on the LC3 project and the financial attractiveness to the cement industry. In addition, how can lab automation improve African cement producer’s profitability and production efficiency. What is the future trends in cement grinding for the local markets.

Attend CMT’s 11th Africa Cementrade Summit in Marrakech, Morocco on 28-29 March 2019 to gain latest insights and network with industry players in the cement value chain.
  • Find out more from Association Professionnelle des Cimentiers (APC) of Morocco on the competitiveness of cement market in morocco & growth driver
  • CIMAT shares their perspective on cement market in Sub-Sahara Africa 
  • Gain first-hand information from LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique on investing in greenfield and brownfield cement plant across West and Central Africa 
  • Limak’s view on Africa’s construction and cement sector
  • Global cement outlook, investment and M&A potential to be analysed by IA Cement
  • Cementis provides LC3 update & the financial attractiveness
  • ThyssenKrupp shares how can Lab automation improve African cement producer’s profitability and production efficiency?
  • Gebr Pfeiffer speaks on the future trends in cement grinding for local markets
  • Hear from AfDB their views on Africa cement markets and financing in Africa 
  • Find out the latest innovation from Wacker Chemicals
  • Get the latest insights on competition & opportunities in east africa’s cement markets from Savannah Cement
  • SECIL, Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento discusses clinker/cement markets in Tunisia and supply into West Africa
  • Get latest update on cement markets in Nigeria, Algeria and Ethiopia
Sign up with your team today to enjoy group discount! Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.

Comments from 10th Africa Cementrade Summit, April 2018, Dakar, Senegal

“It was interesting!" - Sococim

“Very effective conference with many quality presentations and a good turnout of senior-level participants.”
- Tony Hadley African Advisory

“Met 4 clients who would have been difficult to meet otherwise.” - Gebr. Pfeiffer

“Broad range of topics related to the cement industry with specific emphasis on the African market.” - Siemens 


“Decision making participants and experienced speakers.” - GlobBULK Consulting

“It’s my first time but will not be my last.” - FLSmidth

“First participation, good experience!” - Mondi

“Excellent speakers who are experts in their field.”
- Dowling Partnership

“Well packaged, very insightful and well researched presentations.”
- Savannah Cement

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Industry News

Algeria’s port of Djendjen, located approximately 10 kilometers from the city of Jijel, is expected to become a major export hub for cement in Africa.
The port is already used by many cement producers in Africa to export cement. In 2018, the port saw about 500,000 tonnes of cement being exported. Some of the cement companies using the port of Djendjen in 2018 were Groupe industriel des ciments d’Algérie (GICA), LafargeHolcim and Alegria’s Biskria Cement.
As cement exports are expected to manifold via the port in 2019, with some estimates saying it will reach a total of 2.5 million tonnes. One of the companies expected to export cement via the port is ETRHB Haddad (Entreprise des travaux routiers, hydrauliques et bâtiments) that operates a 2 million tonnes per year cement plant in Djelfa, Algeria. The company has already received a concession for the storage of cement to be exported from the port of Djendjen, however, the contract is not yet signed.
Find out more about Africa’s cement exports at CMT’s 11th Africa CemenTrade Summit on 28-29 March, 2019 in Marrakech.
For more information about the conference, contact Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

12 Feb, 2019

Dangote Cement group has started to build a cement plant in Niger. The construction is expected to take 26 months and be ready by end of 2020 at a cost of USD 275 million.
To be located in Keita, near Tahoua, in western Niger, the cement plant will have an annual capacity of 2.5 million tons. It will also include a 100-megawatt coal power plant, according to the country’s Ministry of Industry.
Currently, Niger is dependent on cement imports to meet local demand. The country imports 80% of its cement from neighboring Nigeria and Benin. The new plant by Dangote is expected to help Niger reduce its dependency on imports while also reduce cement prices in the country.
Meanwhile Dangote Cement’s local subsidiary has conducted a research on “coal and related substances” on four permits in the Agadez and Tahoua regions. Dangote Cement is expected to invest $2million on each permit over the next three years and also provide finance for collective infrastructure worth up to $ 50,000 per year for each of the areas hosting the permits.
More about Africa’s cement capacities and production will be highlighted at CMT’s 11th Africa CemenTrade Summit on 28-29 March, 2019 in Marrakech.
Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more information.

16 Nov, 2018