Major cement plant order in Algeria

Contract value in the mid three-digit million euro range: Start-up of new 6,000 tons per day cement clinker plant.

thyssenkrupp has received another major order for the cement plant business of its Industrial Solutions business area. The value of the contract awarded by Société des Ciments de Sigus, part of Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA), is in the mid three-digit million euro range. The turnkey cement plant will have a production capacity of 6,000 tons of clinker per day and will be constructed in Sigus, in the Wilaya of Oum El Bouaghi, located south of Constantine, around 340 km east of Algiers. Start of operation is planned for early 2019. In 2013, thyssenkrupp already received an order for another 6,000 tpd cement plant from GICA.

Stefan Gesing, acting CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp: “This large order again proves that long-term customer relationships pay off. Combining our technological competence with a strong presence in growth regions allows us to support the infrastructure development in many emerging markets. Our strength is to provide customers with reliable and tailor-made plant solutions, components and services from one single source.”

M. Fawzi BECHIR, CEO of Société des Ciments de Sigus: “We are looking forward complete the project with thyssenkrupp, considered to be one of the leading engineering, procurement and construction contractors in the cement business, providing reliable, highly energy-efficient technologies and equipment that meet the most stringent environmental requirements.”

In order to meet the growing demand for cement and in line with import substitution, GICA (Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie) has launched several projects to increase its cement production capacity from 12 million tons to 20 million tons per year by 2019.

From raw material preparation to cement packaging and loading facilities, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will provide all key equipment, construction and supervision services including commissioning for the new production line.