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Egypt: Alexandria Cement reports EGP34.1m in 4Q16

08 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Alexandria Cement posted a profit of EGP34.1m (US$1.93m) in 4Q16, a significant improvement of its business result when compared with the EGP98.5m loss posted in 4Q15. In 2016 losses fell by 76.1 per cent from EGP-214.2m in 2015 to EGP-51.12m one year later. Total sales increased 25 per cent YoY to EGP2.58bn, up from EGP2.05bn in 2015.

Egypt: Suez Cement to boost Helwan productivity

06 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Chairperson of the Suez Cement Company, Omar Mohanna, has said that Suez Cement Company aims to boost productivity at Helwan Cement after completing its plan to convert the plant to run on coal. He added that the company aims to diversify energy sources to avoid the negative impacts of fuel price surges. The Suez Cement Company began using coal in its factories in Katameya and Suez, with plans in the pipeline to convert the Helwan and Torah kilns to gas firing.

Egypt: Sinai Cement returns to black

02 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Fortune took a turn for the better for Sinai Cement in 2016. The company improved its net results significantly as it reported a net profit of EGP13.47m (US$835,183). In 2015, Sinai Cement reported a loss of EGP39.83m. Sinai Cement is owned by France’s Vicat group. The company operates a 3.5Mta cement plant in Sinai.

Egypt: Suez Cement reports deepening net loss

02 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement has reported a deepening net loss of EGP629.3m (US$33.8m) for 2016. This compares with EGP100.8m reported in 2015. Part of HeidelbergCement following its Italcementi acquisition, Suez Cement is the largest cement producer in Egypt. The company operates some 14.8Mta of grey cement capacity in its Tourah, Helwan, Kattameya and Suez plants as well as a 1Mta white cement plant at El Minya.

Egypt: Tourah Cement sees improving net loss in 2016

02 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Tourah Cement has reported improved company results in 2016. The company reduced its net loss from EGP218.97m (US$13.5m) in 2015 to EGP151.05m in 2016. Tourah Cement is a subsidiary of Suez Cement, which is owned by Germany’s HeidelbergCement.

Egypt: Sinai Cement reports FY16 EGP14.6m net profit

27 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Sinai Cement reported a consolidated net profit of EGP14.6m (US$901,243) for FY16, a significant improvement when compared with the previous year when the company posted a net loss of EGP38.9m. Consolidated net sales were up from EGP975m in FY15 to EGP1.3bn one year later.

Egypt: Premiere aims to attract new investment for cement sector

03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Ahmed Abdelmoghny, managing director of Premiere, said his company sought to raise EGP3.5bn (US$186.9m) for an Egyptian cement company to establish a 1.5Mta cement works on the Ain Sokhna Desert road. He stressed that promoting the Egyptian plant in the Gulf is still ongoing to find financing mechanisms, noting that Premiere held several promotional meetings with several investment funds in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, to attract money for the cement industry. The Industrial Deve...

Egypt: Arabian Cement to reduce US$ loans

30 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Arabian Cement Company plans to accelerate the repayment of US dollar loans owed to banks during the current year to decrease the total value of these debts to EGP40m (US2.1m), compared to EGP65m (US$3.46m) in 2016. An official at the Arabian Cement Company told Daily News Egypt that the company made the decision to avoid the high cost of dollar debts after the Egyptian pound’s floatation in November, which increased the dollar price from EGP8.88 to more than EGP19. The source added...

Egypt: Misr Beni Suef Cement postpones coal mill

26 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Misr Beni Suef Cement Company has postponed the installation of a coal mill at its Beni Suef plant to the 3Q17. The coal mill is expected to cost EGP18m (US$0.96m). Managing Director, Farouk Mostafa, said the company had intended to install the mill in December 2016 but was forced to postpone due to the shortage in US dollars needed to import the mill and its spare parts, as well as the fall-out from the decision to float the Egyptian pound, which caused prices to hike. He explained that ...

Egypt: South Valley denounces new capacity project

17 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Three private companies are reported to have gained licences for new plants in Egypt after the latest round of bidding, according to local newspapers in Egypt. The new capacity was reportedly for Elsewedy Cement, Elmasreein Cement and South Valley Cement. However, South Valley Cement has categorically denied the announcement in a statement to the EGX, stating that the claim is totally untrue.   Furthermore, the government has made available several further 2Mta cement plant licences...