Morocco - TEKCIM Cement

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Dec 2017
Signature Date 21 Jun 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Industry, Minning & Quarrying
DAC Sector Code 32110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 35,916,386.65
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This project concerns the design, construction and operation of the “Tekcim” greenfield cement plant in Ouled Ghanem, in the region of El Jadida, with a capacity of 1.11 mtpa of clinker and 1.4 mtpa of cement. Tekcim is sponsored by Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM), the largest Moroccan group involved in construction and civil engineering works. Tekcim’s limestone and clay quarries are located on the same site (145km from Casablanca), with estimated reserves of 73Mt allowing for more than 36 years of production. The Jorf Lasfar port (located 26 km from the plant) and the economic capital of the Kingdom, Casablanca (main domestic market), can be reached from the plant through the existing road network. The port will allow easy access for importing raw materials and exporting to regional markets in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Niger, etc…) where 25% of clinker production is expected to be sold. 75% of the plant’s clinker output will be for local consumption and transformation to cement.

Project Objectives

Tekcim will enhance the efficiency of cement markets in Morocco currently controlled by a few large producers, thereby reducing prices to end-users.


The project will also create direct (400) and indirect (around 1,000) local employment during construction and operation and provide professional-technical training to all its personnel. As a project sponsored by a local consortium active in Morocco and Africa, a large part of the dividends will be reinvested in the local and regional economy/projects while enhancing efficiency of regional cement markets and therefore economic growth of those countries, particularly in supporting huge infrastructure needs.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-BB0-003
Last Update 20 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Daniel Constant M'PENG BAYOI

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
32.81758 -8.86325 Oulad Ghanem
32.9 -8.5 El-Jadida