Cemex inaugurates US$12m bag filter, Egypt

Cemex inaugurates US$12m bag filter, Egypt
Published: 24 December 2010

Cemex in Egypt inaugurated a new state-of-the-art US$ 12 million bag house filter during its first Sustainability Day in its Assiut Cement Plant. The new bag filter system is equipped with the latest available technology that will allow the plant to operate within the lowest achievable dust emission levels in the industry. The filter will reduce Cemex Egypt’s dust emissions levels to a maximum of 10mg/m3, which is below the Egyptian and European legal standards.

"Our commitment goes beyond complying with local regulations; we thrive to adopt the latest and most optimal technologies available in the market in order to reduce our dust emissions," said Cemex President in Egypt Jaime Muguiro at the event. "With this new bag filter, CEMEX in Egypt looks forward on helping build a stronger and healthier Egyptian community."

Also present at the event were the Governor of Assiut Nabil AL Ezaby, Egyptian Minister of Environment Maged George, Mexican Ambassador in Egypt María Carmen Oñate Muñoz, among other important attendees.