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Suez Cement diversifies fuel sources

18 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement, part of the Italcementi group, is working towards diversifying its fuel sources with coal to be used in one of its factories before year-end.  The company will begin using coal next November at its factory in Suez, company CEO Omar Mehanna said. Two of its other factories in Tora and Helwan will start in two years, "We will begin using coal to generate energy for cement production cement in our Katameya factory by the end of this month in order to produce 3Mta," he said. ...

Egypt cement volumes hold firm

28 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s cement volumes demonstrated resilience over the Jan-May 2014 period with the pricing environment also positive. During the first five months of the year, volumes totalled 21.7Mt – an increase of 1.8 per cent compared to the same period of 2013 which was impacted by interruptions in energy supplies and exceptional political events, writes CM-CIC Securities. Lafarge posted a particularly strong performance, with volumes up by 18.9 per cent (2.5Mt) in the Jan-May period, and by 19...

Suez Cement 1H earnings rise on cost control efforts

23 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC) posted an increase in revenues and earnings for the first half of 2014 which it attributed in part to cost control measures. While the outlook for cement demand is more encouraging, energy shortages remain a key concern for the Italcementi group company. SCGC, which operates a network of five production facilities across Egypt, reported a 23 per cent increase in consolidated revenues in the six months to the end of June 2014. Recurring EBITDA was six p...

Egypt: Suez Cement increases dividend payout

02 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement, part of the Italcementi group, will pay a cash dividend of EGP2.65/share (US$0.38), it said in a statement published yesterday. The company said it would make the payment in two phases. EGP1/share will be distributed in April, and the remainder of EGP1.65/share  in September. Last year, Suez Cement paid a cash dividend of EGP1.65/share, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Suez Cement quarterly profit drops on demand, energy shortages

01 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement reported a significant decline in earnings and profit for the third quarter of 2013 due to lower sales and reduced output on the back of energy shortages. The company, which is part of the Italcementi group, said third quarter EBITDA plunged 42 per cent YoY while net profit fell 72 per cent. Domestic sales of grey cement were down 5.2 per cent during the period. Following such challenging times, Suez Cement expects improvements in cement demand going forward: "The company i...

Suez Cement six-month net profit ahead, Egypt

12 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement has reported a 34 per cent increase in first-half net profit thanks to cost reduction and efficiency improvement efforts. In the second quarter of 2013, net sales of Suez Cement Group of Companies reached EGP1302m (US$, up 11 per cent YoY while recurring EBITDA rose 18 per cent YoY to EGP315m. Net profit increased to EGP168m. Grey cement sales were down by four per cent to “close to 26Mt”, the company said. The industry suffered from continuing energy shortages and steep en...

Suez Cement production scaled back 30% due to energy shortages

10 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Suez Cement said that it scaled back production by as much as 30 per cent last year due to a lack of fuel supplies.  "A lack of fuel supplies has cut our annual production of 12Mt by between 20-30 per cent since the start of the year," Mohamed Shanan, director of business development of Suez Cement, told Reuters. In terms of fuel price hikes, Mr Shanan told reporters at a recent energy conference that: "Any increase in (fuel) prices must be matched by an increase in cement ...

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...

Suez Cement delays new lines, Egypt

02 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Suez Cement has delayed a EGP1.5bn (US$248m) capacity expansion, Al Alam Al Youm reported, citing Managing Director Bruno Carrea. The company has postponed additional production lines at its factory in Ein El Sokhna for a year or two because of political unrest, the newspaper cited Carrea as saying. (Source: Bloomberg)

Suez Cement strike action, Egypt

21 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement producer, Suez Cement, said that workers in two of its factories started strike action on 14 March. The strike has halted shipping at the Suez and Katamiya plants, although production has not been affected. (Bloomberg)