Skip to main content

CEMEX to supply cement to major Egyptian infrastructure projects

Published by
World Cement,

Mexico-based building materials multinational, CEMEX, is to supply around 0.76 million t of cement, as well as 0.5 million m3 of concrete, for infrastructure works related to the Suez Canal in Egypt.

The projects involve the construction of tunnels to connect Egypt’s mainland to the Sinai Peninsula, as well as the development of a commercial seaport.

CEMEX will supply 0.16 million t of cement and 0.35 million m3 of concrete for the construction of two tunnels under the Suez Canal that will link Port Said in northeast Egypt to the Sinai Peninsula. CEMEX is supplying the cement and concrete through a joint venture with Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors.

The construction of the 4 km tunnels has required the installation of three ready-mixed batch plants onsite to fulfill the projects concrete demands.

The project forms part of the Egyptian government’s plant to develop the Sinai region by improving accessibility. Past access to the peninsula has been through a single tunnel, which has slowed development.

The company is to supply 0.6 million t of cement and 0.132 million m3 of concrete for the development of the commercial East Said seaport.

According to the company’s website, CEMEX operates through Assiut Cement Co. in Egypt. Located 400 km south of Cairo, Assiut Cement operates a three-line cement plant with capacity of 5.7 million tpy.

Read the article online at:

You might also like



WCT2020 provides a unique online forum for cement industry professionals to hear first-hand from experts through a series of exclusive presentations from cement producers and industry experts.

Find out more and register for the series »



World Cement Spotlight with Rockwell Automation

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, sat down with Michael Tay, Advanced Analytics Product Manager at Rockwell Automation to discuss his recent article in World Cement.

Entitled ‘Smooth Sailing’, this article explains how machine learning can help save energy, reduce downtime and predict equipment failures, thus enabling the smooth running of cement plant operations.

Watch the interview now »


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


This article has been tagged under the following:

Cemex news Cement news 2018