Egypt’s ASEC to help run Ethiopian cement plant

11 March 2015

ASEC Engineering, part of Egypt’s Qalaa Holdings empire, has won a deal to provide technical assistance and for the operation and maintenance of a plant in Ethiopia.

The company has signed a one-year contract to help manage a one-million-tonne capacity clinker plant for the National Cement Share Company (NCSC) in the city of Dire Dawa.

ASEC Engineering’s work will cover extensive training for local staff through its ASEC Academy training programmes and courses. The firm said that its expertise should help NCSC to increase production volumes, improve product quality and reduce costs.

The company also operates and maintains 10 lines across seven plants in Egypt, covering around 25% of the country’s total capacity.

“This contract is a result of ASEC Engineering’s efforts to expand its business into Sub-Saharan Africa after its successful contract with CimentoNacional in Mozambique,” said ASEC Engineering CEO Khaled El Sebaie.


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