Suez Cement to convert Helwan and Torah plants to use coal and RDF

Suez Cement to convert Helwan and Torah plants to use coal and RDF
Published: 02 February 2016


Suez Cement is aiming to convert Torah and Helwan plants to use coal and RDF in addition to the already-used HFO following the conversion of Kattameya and Suez plants in 2015.

According to the management, the company would start the conversion operation in February and July for Helwan and Torah plants, respectively. This conversion operation is expected to take 12-18 months and would result in the usage of coal for 70 per cent of the energy for both plants.

Helwan Cement would use RDF 20-25 per cent while the remaining five per cent would be supplied by natural gas. Meanwhile, Torah Cement  will use HFO for the remaining 30 per cent. This conversion would have a direct impact on the production costs of both Suez Cement subsidiaries and would help both companies achieve higher margins. (Source: Mist News)