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Suez Cement to build Egypt’s first cement WHR

28 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Suez Cement is preparing to commission the country’s first waste heat recovery (WHR) facility in a cement plant by 2023. The project aims to reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by approximately 40,000tpa. By Omar Korshid and Ossama Abdel Wahid, Suez Cement, Egypt. Suez Cement aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions by installing a WHR system at its Helwan plant, Egypt To support Egypt’s national emissions strategies to 2050, domestic cement producer Suez Cement...

Suez Cement awards WHRPG project to Korra Energi

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Korra Energi has been awarded a new strategic, 'Waste Heat Recovery for Power Generation (WHRPG) project at Helwan Company ( Suez Cement Group), which is affiliated with HeidelbergCement Group . Korra Energi was pleased to take the lead with such an environmental and eco-friendly and Energy Efficiency application, as it is the first of its kind to be applied in Egypt for the cement industry. Korra Energi has taken charge of the design and build of the project where wasted heat generat...

Suez Cement Group appoints new CEO

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Effective 1 May, José Maria Magrina, who led the Suez Cement Group of Companies as CEO for the last six years, will leave the company and start a new position with HeidelbergCement Trading as CEO.     Mr Magrina has vast international experience in various executive roles. His professional career started at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant. Two years later, he joined Deloitte in a similar position where he focused on supply chain optimisation, market research and strat...

Egypt's cement sector sees sales rise 15% YoY

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Egypt's cement industry recorded strong sales in March with total sales reaching 4.99Mt, up 22 per cent MoM and 15 per cent YoY. The industry’s utilisation rate also surged to 74 per cent from 60 per cent in February. The average utilisation rate in 2020 was 59 per cent. Watania Cement (Beni Suef) recorded the highest sales of 990,000t with a market share of 20 per cent, according to Daily News Egypt. Therefore, volumes were up 40 per cent MoM and 141 per cent YoY. Sinai Cement reco...

Suez Cement sells 51% stake in Hilal Cement

25 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement (HeidelbergCement group) has offered its 51 per cent stake in Hilal Cement Co of Kuwait for sale through the Kuwait Bourse on 24 January 2021. The Board of Directors of Suez Cement gave advanced notice of its intention to sell the company’s stake in Hilal Cement on 5 March 2020. Suez Cement’s Board of Directors approved the decision on 9 December 2020 when it delisted from the Egyptian stock exchange. The total amount fo shares for sale amount to 25,736,191.

Suez Cement receives approval to delist from EGX

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Egyptian Exchange’s (EGX) listing committee has approved the voluntary delisting of Suez Cement Group from the EGX, according to a disclosure. Suez Cement's capital amounts to EGP909.28m (US$57.74m) distributed on more than 181.8m shares. The company purchased the shares of dissenting shareholders at EGP7.50 each.

Suez Cement sees net loss widen in 9M20

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Suez Cement has posted a consolidated net loss of EGP888.9m (US$56.79m) in the first nine months of 2020, widening from an EGP521.4m loss in the year-ago period. The company’s sales also declined 21.8 per cent YoY to EGP3.84bn from EGP4.91bn. In its standalone business, net losses contracted to EGP587.2m from EGP736.77m in the 9M19. Elsewhere, the Egyptian Stock Exchange has announced the execution of HeidelbergCement France’s mandatory takeover offer (MTO) for Suez Cement’s share...

Egypt sees demand rise 10% MoM

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt saw total cement sales decline 12.5 per cent YoY to 3.8Mt, including exports, in September, according to Daily News. However, this represents a 10 per cent increase MoM and is the highest monthly cement demand since April 2020. The average industry utilisation rate stood at around 56 per cent in September. Sinai Cement was the best performer in terms of volumes, which increased three per cent YoY. Suez Cement reported sales of 617,000t, up 28 per cent MoM, while Arabian Cement sa...

Suez Cement expected to increase stake in Tourah Portland

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Suez Cement is expected to submit a tender offer to acquire up to 100 per cent of the issued capital of Tourah Portland Cement for EGP7.18 (US$0.45) per share, according to a disclosure to the Egyptian Exchange (EGX). Suez Cement already owns 66.12 per cent of Tourah. Upon the execution of the offer, the latter is expected to voluntary delist its shares from the EGX. HeidelbergCement is also proposing to launch a tender offer to increase its 55.08 per cent stake in Suez Cement t...

Suez Cement consolidated losses increase in 1H20

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Suez Cement sales decreased to EGP2.7bn (US$170.9m) during the January-June 2020 period, down from EGP3.3bn in the 1H19. The company’s consolidated financial statements also showed a 99 per cent YoY increase in its net losses to EGP-709.31m in the 1H20, compared to EGP-356.49m. Standalone losses amounted to EGP-463.3m from EGP590.5m in the year-ago period.