Suez Cement’s Suez Plant to Begin Operating on Coal in Q1 – CEO

Suez Cement’s plant in Suez will start using coal to generate energy for cement production within the first quarter of 2015, chairman Omar Mehanna said.

Suez Cement’s chairman noted that his company aims to produce 2.5 million tonnes per year at its Suez plant, with investment cost of US$45 million, following the completion of converting to use coal.

Suez Cement, a subsidiary of Italy-based Italcementi, has recently finalised early this month the conversion process for its Katameya plant to operate by using coal in order to produce 1.6 million tonnes per year with investment cost of US$28.8 million, Mehanna noted.

Suez Cement Group of Companies is composed of five production facilities, with a clinker production capacity of approximately 12 million tons, are located in Kattameya, Suez, Helwan, Tourah, and El Minya.

Moreover, Mehanna also told Amwal Al Ghad that the conversion process would cost around US$10 million for each one million tonnes of cement in addition to further US$8 million to apply the global environmental standards for using coal.