„To be continued“ – largest order in the history of company



Intercem and CimIvoire signed the contract for the delivery of a cement grinding plant for the harbour of Abidjan, one of the most important harbours of West Africa, in Abidjan on 30.10.2015.

This order is the largest single contract ever in the history of the Intercem group of companies and already the second contract between both partners.

The first project, the CIMFASO cement grinding plant in Burkina Faso (see news), started production in January 2015. The ‘fast.fair.flexible’ project handling, the high level of trust in Intercem as well as the approved quality convinced the client to continue with Intercem.

To be continued

The continuation was foreseen to be done in Abidjan / Cote d’Ivoire. After securing of the land inside the harbour of Abidjan the most difficult engineering works started. Different independent plots were made available to place the clinker silos, cement grinding pant with a VRM, the cement silos and the packing plant / truck loading station independently.

The master layout was jointly worked out and a most comprehensive and suitable solution was created and found.

Intercem has been a successful player since more than 40 years in the cement industry and this order is the largest single contract ever in the history of the Intercem group of companies.

Project description:

This contract contains the transport of the clinker / raw material to the storages, 2x 50.000 to clinker silos, a raw material storage hall for additives and gypsum, a 6.500 tpd cement grinding plant with VRM, 4x 5.500 to cement silos, a packing plant with 4x rotary packers and 4x truck loading stations. Further to this an independent clinker train & truck loading station will be installed to feed the sister company CIMFASO in Burkina Faso with clinker and raw material.

The entire equipment will be delivered by renowned- and very well-known European manufacturers only.

The scope of supply includes the entire engineering, mechanical and electrical equipment, project management and, as in the previous project in Burkina Faso, the supervision of erection and commissioning, based on the motto “never change a winning team”.

In this project the tight timeframe for implementing from signing to put the plant into operation is a challenge again – 18 months. But the process is already on its way.

More projects are foreseen in the region and this cooperation will be continued shortly to suit the investor’s master plan and the cement demand of the region.


Signing ceremony f.l.t r.: Prasad Jampana, Inoussa Kabore, Marc File, Olaf Michelswirth, Inoussa Kanazoe, Roland Klinke, Kaki Coulibaly

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