Helwan Cement Company launches new bag filter system, Egypt

Helwan Cement Company launches new bag filter system, Egypt
Published: 25 November 2013


Helwan Cement Company, a subsidiary of Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), has launched its new bag filter system to significantly reduce plant dust emissions.

The filter will cut Helwan Cement Company's dust emission rates to a maximum of 10mg/m3, which is lower than current Egyptian and European legal standards, Bruno Carre, chief executive officer of SCGC, stated during an inauguration ceremony for the new installation.

Among those also in attendance at the launch were HE Mounir Fakry AbdelNour, Minister of Trade and Industry, Eng Mohamed El Sewedy, Chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Eng. Tarek Tawfik and Eng. Zaki Abdou Bassiouny, the two Deputy Chairmen of FEI, a number of board members of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, representatives from governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as senior representatives of SCGC.

Applauding Suez Cement on its ongoing commitment to the environment, Minister AbdelNour stated: "On behalf of the government of Egypt, I wish to congratulate SCGC for its impressive environmental record. The new filter system is a perfect example of how the Egyptian government and industry can work together to equip facilities with the best technologies available in terms of production and environmental impact.”