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Tourah Cement halts production due to oversupply

18 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement producer Tourah Cement, owned by Heidelberg Cement, has suspended production as a result of oversupply in its domestic market. The company is considering liquidation. “Estimated cement consumption during 2019 will end at around 50Mt while total capacity of all competitors stands above 85Mt,” Tourah Managing Director, Jose Maria Magrina, said in a letter to employees last week and seen by Reuters. “This extra capacity is more than the total consumption in one year of countri...

Egypt's National Cement Co to be liquidated

15 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Egyptian government has decided to liquidate National Cement Co due to continued financial losses and debt accumulation, according to Ahramonline. Total accumulated financial obligations had reached over EGP4bn (US$223m), including EGP3.3bn owed to Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co and EGP600m to the Egyptian Electricity Co. Established in 1956, the company was the only public sector cement producer. Its general assembly agreed during a meeting last week on the liquidation and proced...

Egypt's National Cement Co goes into liquidation

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Egypt's Ministry of Public Sector has announced that the National Cement Co (NCC) has fallen into liquidation. NCC's kiln lines had been shutdown since 31 May 2018. Minister Hisham Tawfik announced that the company had lost EGP900bn (US$50bn) in the past year. The factory is also heavily in debt, owing EGP4.4bn to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co and EGP700m to the Egyptian Electricity Co. In the most recent financial year, the company's losses were the highest among all pu...