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Ciments du Maroc to build a new grinding centre in Nador

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World Cement,

The new Ciments du Maroc grinding centre located 18 km from the city of Nador in the municipality of Ouled Settout, will be operational from July 2022. With an investment of 330 million dirhams, this new unit will have a production capacity of 700 000 t of cement per year, thus enabling it to support the development of the region and meet the growing demand for cement, while optimising the domestic use of Ciments du Maroc's clinker capacity.

Since the start of the construction site in 2020, nearly 250 people have been working every day for the construction of the centre which has been entrusted to Moroccan companies: engineering, civil engineering construction (buildings and industrial civil engineering), manufacture of structures and equipment, mechanical assembly, electrical assembly and automation.

The grinding centre should generate no less than 200 direct and indirect jobs as soon as it starts up.

This project will contribute to meeting the regional demand for cement despite the context of overcapacity in clinker which has impacted the national market for several years. It will thus make it possible to develop a wide range of standard, special and innovative products in the northern and eastern regions in order to meet all needs in residential, non-residential and infrastructure projects.

“The investment in this grinding centre in Nador is a major turning point for Ciments du Maroc, which will now be present throughout the national territory. This grinding centre represents an important step in our geographical diversification,” Matteo Rozzanigo, Managing Director. This investment reflects the confidence of our reference shareholder, the German group HeidelbergCement, in the Kingdom of Morocco.

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