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Arabian Cement commissions latest AF equipment

30 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has completed its latest addition to its alternative fuel processing equipment at its plant in the Suez governorate, as part of the Egyptian cement producer's shift towards diversifying its sources of energy. The HotDisc® combustion device by FLSmidth (Denmark) has been commissioned at ACC Ramliya's plant. The installation is part of ACC's strategy to substitute 100 per cent of its current energy sources with a mix of solid and alternative fuels by the end of 2Q...

Amreyah Cement Co awards coal mill contracts to Christian Pfeiffer

29 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik signed a contract for the delivery and construction of two complete coal mills on 3 June 2015 at the head offices of Amreyah Cement Co, a member of InterCement, in Alexandria, Egypt. The contract will be implemented as a turnkey project, meaning that Christian Pfeiffer Beckum (CPB) will be responsible for the engineering, delivering all equipment and organising the construction work in Egypt. Signing the contract for two turnkey coal mills at ...

Egypt: Arabian Cement launches social start-up programme

18 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) announced  the launch of its social start-up programme, “Khaleeha Suessi”, helped by Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), an incubator of early-stage social enterprises in the MENA region. The programme aims at promoting positive social impact and employment opportunities by providing entrepreneurs with the tools needed to successfully establish their own social startups. The launch press conference was attended by Jose Maria Magrina, ACC Chief Executive Officer, and Loay El...

Qalaa Holdings topline growth boosted by ASEC Cement's Sudan subsidiary

15 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holding reported a 43 per cent rise in revenue for the three months to the end of March 2015 to EGP1947.5m and an eight-fold surge in EBITDA growth to EGP275.8m. The company said topline growth was driven mainly by operational improvements at subsidiary ASEC Cement’s Al-Takamol works in Sudan, which recorded revenue growth of 157 per cent or an EGP131.7m increase over 1Q14. Furthermore, Qalaa’s core platform company TAQA Arabia also saw revnues increase by 57 per cent to EGP526.5m i...

Arabian Cement Co 1Q revenue rises 11% YoY

03 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) said first-quarter revenue increased by 11 per cent to EGP585m (US$76.6m) compared to EGP529m a year earlier. The advance was mainly attributed to a 13 per cent increase in volumes as prices slip over the period. However, net profit dropped 52 per cent YoY to EGP56m, while the net profit margin was down 12 points to 10 per cent, the company in a statement. ACC said the EBITDA stood at EGP184m,19 per cent below than EGP227m in the corresponding period of last...

Lafarge Industrial Ecology signs two agreements to manage RDF platforms in Egypt

01 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Industrial Ecology (ECOCEM) has signed two major contracts to manage and operate existing refuse-derived fuel (RDF) platforms in Suez and Qalyubeya, Egypt. In an effort to continue its efficient waste management processes, the company has signed a 10-year agreement to renovate and upgrade the platforms in Suez, and another separate 10-year agreement to manage and operate the existing platforms in Qalyubeya. Lafarge ECOCEM has already added a new production line in the Suez plat...

Titan achieves better results in USA and Greece

08 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Titan's first-quarter turnover improved 12.7 per cent to EUR283.8m and EBITDA declined by 23.7 per cent to EUR23.2m. The company posted a pretax profit of EUR7.6m versus a loss of EUR9.7m a year earlier, while the net attributable profit of EUR6.6m compared with a loss of EUR11m. Net debt at the end of March, however, was up by 22 per cent to EUR660m, giving a gearing level of 42.2 per cent, compared with 38.5 per cent a year earlier. Group cement shipments increased by four per cent t...

Egypt: Suez Cement sees 3% fall in 1Q15 revenues

01 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), part of the Italcementi Group, saw revenues decline three per cent in the first three months of the year versus the same period of 2014. EBITDA for the quarter also fell by 49 per cent, mainly due to rising fuel prices resulting in a sharp 66 per cent drop in net profit. Unforeseen pressures on the construction sector as a whole were said to have depressed overall demand for cement products and, coupled with higher energy costs, this negatively impac...

Egypt prices stable on surplus supply

28 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Producers in Egypt have decided to keep cement prices stable for the fifth-consecutive month, Minister of Supply, Khaled Hanafy, announced on Sunday. The price stability is due to surplus supply, Daily News Egypt quoted Medhat Staphanos, head of cement companies at the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FDI) as saying. Output has increased following the introduction of coal, which has helped alleviate the uncertainty of fuel sources. However, producers are still waiting an uptick in demand....

FCB TSV™ Classifier for Lafarge Ain Sokhna plant

07 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Fives will supply a new high-efficiency separator for the Lafarge Cement Egypt petcoke grinding unit in the frame of its conversion from open to close circuit by Imsat (Romania). Thanks to the installation of the FCB TSV™ Classifier the grinding plant will produce 90tph of pulverised petcoke with R90µm ≤ 5 per cent, as required by LCE to shift from the conventional fuel used presently for the pyroprocess to petcoke. This project is aiming at relieving the stress on the cement plant due to...