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ASEC signs 3-year O&M contract extension with Sinai White Cement

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

ASEC, the leading O&M operator in the MEA region, announced the renewal of its Technical Management contract with Sinai White Cement Co until December 2022. The two-line cement facility has a total capacity of 2800tpd of clinker, located in north Sinai, Egypt. ASEC and Sinai White's two-decade collaboration started back in 1999 when ASEC was assigned as the consultant of choice for the first white cement production line in Sinai. The relationship was furthered with signing the Technical Man...

Tourah Cement sells off kilns and mills for EGP31m

01 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Tourah Portland Cement Company announced the sale of decommissioned kilns and grinding mills at a public auction held on 16 December. The items, which had ceased operation in 2013, raised EGP30.7m (US$1.91m), according to a statement to the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) on Monday. The company will also sell some scrap to its subsidiaries. During the first nine months of 2019, the company's losses widened to EGP516.56m from EGP19.6m a year earlier. The company suspended production in June 2019...

South Valley Cement losses increase sharply

31 December 2019, Published under Cement News

South Valley Cement Company, Egypt, posted a 930 per cent year-on-year increase in losses during the first nine months of 2019, according to the company’s financial statements. The cement producer’s losses amounted to EGP173.9m (US$10.83m) in the January-September period, compared to EGP16.8m in the same period in 2018, according to a statement to the Egyptian Exchange. During the same period, the company’s sales fell by almost half to EGP345.26m from EGP656.3m in the same period in 2018.

Alexandria Development seeks 100% acquisition of Alexandria Portland Cement

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Alexandria Development Ltd (Titan Cement International) has announced its intention to acquire the remaining 11.07 per cent stake in Alexandria Portland Cement. It already owns 88.93 per cent of the company and is expected to offer EGP6/share (US$0.37/share) in cash for the remaining stake. Once the deal completes, the company would delist Alexandria Portland Cement from the Egyptian Exchange, according to Reuters.

Egypt's overcapacity continues to hamper cement sector

22 November 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, the cement industry is preparing for the 24th AICCE Cement Conference and Exhibition in Cairo, Egypt, which is to be held between 24-26 November 2019. The country has seen a trend of declining profits for the cement sector, but in 3Q19 dispatch volumes saw a rise of 6.3 per cent QoQ for 20 cement producers. So, is there reason for cement producers to be optimistic about cement sales going forward? The military advantage As of March 2019, there were 19 cement companies with 42...

Arabian Cement sees reduced profit in the 9M19

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Arabian Cement Co has reported an 85 per cent YoY fall in profit to EGP32.9m (US$2.04m) in the first nine months of 2019, compared to EGP214.8m in the year-ago period. The company’s standalone results declined to EGP32.58m in the 9M19, down from EGP215.1m in the corresponding period of 2018.

Beni Suef Cement records 6% dip in revenue

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Misr Beni Suef Cement has noted a 72 per cent YoY profit decline to EGP67.11m (US$4.16m) in the first nine months of 2019, against EGP237.8m in the 9M18. Revenues were also down 6.2 per cent YoY to EGP1.36bn from EGP1.45bn in the January-September 2018 period.

Sinai Cement sees net loss widen 30% YoY

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Sinai Cement has seen its net loss widen 30 per cent YoY to EGP331.22m (US$20.53m) during the first nine months of 2019, compared to EGP293.14m in the 9M18. The cost of sales also showed a modest 3.7 per cent increase to EGP699.931m from EGP675.11m. In the 1H19 the company’s consolidated loss widened to EGP187.23m from EGP155.74m in the corresponding period of 2018.

Misr Cement (Qena) records 67% net profit decline

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Misr Cement (Qena) has recorded a 67 per cent YoY net profit fall to EGP29.7m (US$1.84m) during the first nine months of 2019, compared to EGP89.42m in the year-ago period. However, sales increased 5.9 per cent YoY to EGP2.36bn from EGP2.22bn. In its standalone results, the company saw a 68.9 per cent YoY decline in net profit to EGP21.8m in the 9M19.

Alexandria Portland Cement sees net losses narrow in 9M19

14 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Alexandria Portland Cement has seen its consolidated net losses narrow by 61 per cent YoY to EGP96.58m (US$5.98m) during the first nine months of 2019, compared with losses of EGP245.7m recorded in the year-ago period. However, sales decreased by 26 per cent YoY to EGP1.636bn from EGP2.21bn. The company’s standalone losses also improved from EGP162m to EGP72m in January-September 2019.