Cemex supplied 160,000t of cement for Assiut barge project

Cemex supplied 160,000t of cement for Assiut barge project
06 September 2018

Cemex participated in what its company president has termed an 'exemplary project', the construction of the new Assiut barrage, considered the third largest water project on the Nile River in Egypt.

Cemex is the main cement supplier of this project, which is expected to provide irrigation water for 690,000ha, directly benefiting five million agricultural workers.

"The new Assiut barrage is an exemplary project for Cemex Egypt. We provided high-quality
materials and expertise to ensure that this project represents a new landmark in the Nile River,"
said Carlos E Gonzalez, Cemex Egypt's president. "We are very proud to participate in
projects that shape the future of Egypt such as the new Assiut barrage and the country's first
concrete road," he added.

The new Assiut barrage project replaces the previous dam, built in the early 20th century. The project also involves the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the Nile River that is expected to generate 32MW of energy. Cemex has supplied 160,000t of high-resistant, low heat of hydration cement for this project, which is expected to not only improve navigation through the river, but also provide water and clean, renewable energy to the cities of Assiut, Minya, Beni Suef, Fayoum, and Giza.

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