Suez Cement’s Kattameya Plant to Use Coal with EGP170mn Cost by Sept

Chairman of Suez Cement Group Mr. Omar Mohanna revealed that his company is planning starting transition processes to use coal in its Kattameya cement plant by the next September with 3 million tons production capacity and EGP168 million investment cost.

Suez Cement seeks to finalise the transition processes so as to use coal as an alternative source of energy by the end of 2015, noting that the total value of production capacity estimated at 11 million tons annually, Mohanna illustrated.

Mohanna added that the cost of turning into European mix energy in order to use it in cement group’s plant estimated at US$100 million, asserting that it is schedule for the plant to convert by next November with 7000 tons of production capacity.

In a statements Mohanna stressed that it is necessary for plants to prepare rehabilitate machinery, equipment and devices in order to comply with the processes of transformation and according to European standards.