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Egypt: signs of stability despite political unrest

11 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Despite recent news reports of political tension in Egypt, there are some positive signs in the country's cement market that demand is recovering after two difficult years. The latest figures indicate that last year cement demand expanded by around five per cent, just surpassing the 51Mt mark, a growth rate not seen since 2009. In 2011, consumption fell 1.7 per cent to 48.69Mt while prices contracted 10 per cent.   During these the past two years, the entry of new companies has provided new ...

Egypt's cement sector faces decline in natural gas supply

30 January 2013, Published under Cement News

In a filing sent to the Egyptian Exchange, Suez Cement reported that Egypt's cement sector is facing a decline in natural gas supply below normal levels. Nevertheless, it said this has not affected the deliveries at its plants because of the group's strategic inventory of clinker. The Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on 20 January 2013 said that it would hike prices of heavy  fuel oil (HFO), for the cement and ceramics industries by 50 per cent to US$225/t from US$150/t. This come...

Egypt: National Cement denies production stoppage due to high energy prices

10 January 2013, Published under Cement News

National Cement  denied news claiming that company"s operations will be halted due to higher gas and mazout prices. The company added, in a release responding to Egyptian Stock Exchange inquiries that, this news is totally untrue. The company pointed out that, it is studying means of using alternative fuel in production.

Suez Cement to invest US$40m in environmental upgrade and fuel adjustments

22 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement is planning to invest around US$40m over the next couple of years to enhance environmental performance at its plants as well as switching partly to coal and refuse, according to Alborsa newspaper.  Suez Cement managing director Bruno Carre said that the company is considering a number of investment opportunities in the Egyptian market in light of recent political and economic developments. In 2012, the company invested around EGP300m while total investments by the parent co...

Indian producers signal possible price hike

17 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Indian cement producers have indicated that prices may have to be hiked to absorb increased freight charges as diesel prices are hiked. Speaking to the Hindu, JK Lakshmi Cement Whole-time Director Shailendra Chouksey said: “The increased freight is not only going to impact the distribution of finished goods but also on a total of 3Mt freight. I don’t think the industry is now in a position to absorb this.” Following the INR5.62 a litre hike in the price of diesel last evening, apex tr...

High accuracy fuel dosing

25 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Di Matteo has developed a tubular weigher specifically designed to dose difficult to handle secondary fuels with continuous flow rates. The WeighTUBE® has many benefits compared to gravimetric dosing systems as explained here by Dr Günther Marotz, Dr Luigi Di Matteo and Ulrich Strotkamp of Di Matteo Group Beckum, Germany. The new WeighTUBE RWS, designed by Di Matteo Particularly in the cement industry, recent years have seen the replacement of conventional fossil fuels with alte...