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Arabian Cement enters into JV agreement with Cementos La Union

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Egypt's Arabian Cement has entered into a €23 million joint venture agreement with Cementos Relampago, part of Brazil's Cementos La Union. According to a statement released by the company, Arabian Cement's Board of Directors has approved the plans to set up a new 230 000 tpa cement grinding facility in Northwest Brazil.

50% of the €23 million investment would be financed through debt and equity, while Arabian Cement's contribution would be €7 million, representing 60% of the total paid-in capital (according to the statement).

Arabian Cement has a production capacity of 5 million tpa and a market share of around 8% in Egypt, while Cementos La Union is one of Brazil’s leading cement manufacturers.

Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling


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