Italcementi Group operates in Morocco through Ciments du Maroc with 3 cement plants in Aït Baha, Safi and Marrakech, 2 grinding centers in Laâyoune and Jorf Lasfar, 4 quarries for aggregates and 24 concrete batching plants. Since the acquisition of Asmar in 1999, Ciments du Maroc (listed at the Casablanca Stock Exchange in 1969 and set up in 1992 through the merger of Cimasfi and Ciments d’Agadir) has been the second largest cement manufacturer in Morocco and has become the first Moroccan concrete producer through controlled Bétomar.
At the beginning of 2011, the new cement plant in Aït Baha has begun its operations. The total investment amount of this new cement plant, with an annual production capacity up to 2,2 Mt, is about € 310 million.
Today, after the closure of Agadir plant, the annual production capacity of Ciments du Maroc is about 3,3 Mt of clinker and 5,5 Mt of cement.
On October, 21st 2011 Italcementi Group inaugurated the wind park in Laayoune with the presence of the Secretary General to the Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Mr. Mohammed Yahya Zniber.
The wind farm, realized thanks to Italgen know-how and with a total investment of 120 million dirhams, is located in the area of the Indusaha grinding center in Laayoune.
As an extension of its energy policy, that is strongly innovative and sustainable, a pilot plant for the production of thermal-solar energy has been inaugurated in October 2014 in the area of the new cement plant in Aït Baha. The challenging project, developed by Ciments du Maroc and Italgen Maroc, exploits the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology, aimed at the production of electricity using the solar energy.
Ciments du Maroc has also strengthened its industrial network with the building of a grinding and shipping center of cement in Jorf Lasfar, on an area of 6.4 hectares and located 15 km south of the city of El Jadida and 5 km from the port of Jorf Lasfar. The annual production capacity of the centre is 450KT.