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Misr Beni Suef signs equipment contract to facilitate coal usage

20 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Misr Beni Suef Cement has reportedly signed contracts with a European company for the equipment needed to operate a kiln line with coal, involving an investment of EGP200m (US$28m). A company source told local press that after the purchase the cement producer would operate one line with coal and the other with natural gas. Misr Beni Suef Cement is negotiating with several bank for financing part of the deal. (Source: Mist News)

ACC begins preliminary coal usage, Egypt

03 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Arabian Cement has started testing coal at its cement plant as part of plans to secure alternative energy sources. In April, the government approved the use of coal for energy production in the hope that it would prevent any further weakening of output levels due to energy restrictions. In addition, ACC has been making strides with the use of other energy sources. “The company has already completed the first phase of its plan for converting solid waste, which currently provi...

Egypt: Cemex signs new partnership with United Nations World Food Program

28 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex in Egypt has given an additional donation to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to support its Food-for-Education program in Assiut governorate which will benefit more than 4000 people. Inaugurated at the governorate of Assiut today and under the auspices of the Governor of Assiut, Gen Ibrahim Hammad, this is the third partnership agreement Cemex signs with WFP. WFP will use this donation to provide daily nutritious snacks and monthly take-home rations during an entire year t...

Arabian Cement Co first-quarter update

23 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) posted a EGP116.4m (US$16.3m) net profit for the first quarter of 2014. ACC was the first major listing on Cairo's bourse since the 2011 political uprising, raising US$110m.

Egypt: Arabian Cement Co IPO over-subscribed

15 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt's Arabian Cement Company's initial public share offer was 18.5 times oversubscribed, an official at advising bank CI Capital told Reuters on Tuesday. The offer raised US$110m with 85.2 million shares sold in the offer, placed at 9 Egyptian pounds ($1.28) per share, said Hesham Gohar, managing director for investment banking at CI Capital, which was co-bookrunner on the offer alongside EFG-Hermes. Arabian Cement said on Sunday it had set the price for its IPO at 9 Egyptian pounds a sh...

South Valley seeks alternative energy sources

13 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based producer South Valley Cement is seeking alternative energy sources as securing sufficient fuel to operate production facilities has become one of its key challenges.   Speaking at a press conference earlier this week, the company said it has prepared studies for the use of coal and agricultural wastes. However, company officials said the application of alternative energy sources suggested by the government will take at least 12 months. South Valley Cement said it would requ...

Egypt: Arabian Cement seeks to raise US$120m from IPO

12 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Company has set the price for its initial public share offer (IPO) at EGP9 (US$1.28) a share after a private placing was 11.3 times oversubscribed, the company said on Sunday. The offer, whereby Arabian Cement is seeking to raise around US$120m will make it the first major company to enter the stock exchange since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The company plans to sell 85.202 million shares of which 59.641 million were placed. Last month it set an indicative pri...

Egypt: Arabian Cement to raise US$100m through IPO

07 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement aims to raise US$100m by listing on the Egyptian stock market, according to an official from top MENA investment bank EFG Hermes. The cement company has previously stated that it has set an indicative share price between EGP8.45 (US$1.20) and EGP9.55 (US$1.36). Trading is expected to begin on 21 May. Karim Awad, chief executive officer at EFG Hermes, said he was optimistic about the prospects for the listing of other state-owned enterprises on the Egyptian Stock Exchange. "...

Egypt production disrupted by gas shortages

02 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Securing sufficient fuel to operate production facilities has become one of the key challenges for Egyptian cement manufacturers with output rates dropping and input costs rising, leading to cement prices rising. Latest industry reports state that production has come to a halt at 10 cement plants following EGAS's decision to temporarily cut off the gas supply. The plants reportedly account for approximately 70 per cent of Egypt’s cement output. An official from the Federation of Egyptia...

Egypt: ACC set for IPO

29 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based producer Arabian Cement Company has set an indicative price range for its planned stock market listing at between EGP8.45 and EGP9.55 (US$1.37), with trading to begin on or around 21 May 2014, Chief Executive Jose Maria Magrina said on Monday. The deadline for buying orders will be on 8 May 2014 for private placement and 13 May for retail investors. The price of the initial public offering (IPO) will be announced on 10 May, he told Reuters in emailed statements. Magrina also to...