Inaugurating a state-of-the-art CILAS cement plant in Biskra, Algeria

On October 17, LafargeHolcim looked to the future of cement production in Algeria at the inauguration of a new cement plant in 400km south of Algiers.


The next generation of cement plant

With the goal of becoming the reference point for cement on the south Algerian market, LafargeHolcim inaugurated a new cement plant equipped with cutting-edge machinery on October 17. Born out of a one-off joint venture with Souakri Group, the new CILAS plant has set a range of ambitious targets, grounded in operational excellence, the health and safety of our employees and subcontractors, reduction of our environmental footprint, reduction of our energy consumption by 35 , and of course, bringing the full range of benefits to our clients.

This is the most recent of new LafargeHolcim plants, which boasts a 2.7 million tonnes per year capacity and the latest and best machinery available in the cement industry, including the tallest vertical grinder in the world.

Key figures

The CILAS cement plant by numbers
  • 2.7 million tonnes per year capacity
  • 35 billion algerian dinars investment
  • 20% reduction in gas consumption
  • 35% reduction in electricity consumption

Giving our customers more

Building stronger client relationships
  • Responding to the needs of the market in south of the country
  • Client-focused service
  • Bulk delivery and palletized bags to reduce costs and delays for our customers
  • Shared value creation for all stakeholders

Commited to our teams

Empowering our teams to build better
  • Zero workplace accident objective
  • A community based on values and best practices around health and safety
  • Allow teams to thrive in an atmosphere of shared and individually valued accomplishments