The world’s attention is set on decarbonisation efforts in the region in light of upcoming COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt and 2023’s COP28 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Africa & The Middle East
The acquired production lines will increase Mondi’s capacity by around 150 –180 million bags annually and strengthen the company's position in the Egyptian paper bag market.
The company has installed its distributed control system (DCS) automation platform to upgrade three grinding units at Star Super Cement in Dubai, UAE.
The order includes the world’s largest gas suspension calciner system and a complete grinding station adding another 120% grinding capacity.
The company chose Infor CloudSuite to empower its digital path and optimise delivery against a surging demand for cement boards across the UAE.
Sigrid Eder-Ince, Starlinger, describes the economical and ecological advantages of woven polypropylene cement sacks and discusses the shift towards this type of packaging in Côte d’Ivoire.
The company has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with an Independent Power Producer, MOMNAI Energy Limited, to set up two Solar Plants adjacent to the company’s Mombasa Plant and Nairobi Grinding Plant.
During a visit to Sokoto State, President Buhari praised BUA Group for being the largest employer in the northwest region of Nigeria.
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.
Fives FCB and Sococim Industries (a subsidiary of the French cement group Vicat) have signed a contract for the supply of the new Rufisque Plant 6500 tpd clinker production line, Senegal.
The company has supplied advanced semi-dry heavy-duty concrete to the flagship port of AD Ports Group.
Following the news that Egypt is planning to bid to host the 2036 Olympic Games, Colin Foreman, Deputy Editor at MEED, part of data and analytics company GlobalData, offers his view.
World Cement Editor, David Bizley, provides an update on recent cement and construction news from Sub-Saharan Africa.
The company has announced Africa’s largest 3D-printed affordable housing project in Kenya, developed by its joint venture 14Trees in partnership with CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution.