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Siemens offers concrete solutions for Egypt’s cement industry

Egypt is one of the largest cement producers and consumers in the Middle East and Africa. According to the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, in 2015 Egypt produced 70Mt of cement. With the growth of Egypt’s infrastructure projects, demand for cement is set to increase.
While the potential is high, cement manufacturers in the local market are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and maximize productivity whilst trying to remain price-competitive and reducing their environmental impact.
Meeting these challenges, Siemens has brought its range of products and services for the cement industry together under the “SICEMENT” product family. The Siemens portfolio can be customized to every plant operator; whether for a new construction or for the expansion, modernization or operation of an existing production line.
“We understand the importance of the cement industry to Egypt’s economy. That is why we offer cement manufacturers even more complete, customized ‘one stop-shop solutions,” said Emad Ghaly, CEO of Siemens in Egypt. “Our portfolio of technologies includes the world’s largest and most efficient gas and steam turbines, complete power plant solutions and efficient management of power usage. As a leading engineering company, we also offer automation solutions to support manufacturers in their bid to become more competitive – by reducing the time-to-market, and helping them achieve faster, more flexible and more efficient production.”
As an energy-intensive industry, power is one of the most important elements for the cement industry, accounting for almost 30% of the total cost of cement manufacturing. Power generation and distribution systems are often subjected to extreme ambient conditions, while energy consumption is continuously rising. To generate reliable on-site power, Siemens provides a diverse portfolio of industrial gas and steam turbines, which are characterized with high power density, low installation and operating costs, ability to use a variety of fuels coupled with high recovery rate to meet the most challenging requirements.
To safeguard a reliable supply under all types of climatic conditions, Siemens provides SICEMENT Electrification, an integrated concept for the plant’s entire network including the high-voltage electrical substations required for the interconnection with the national grid. All components are precisely coordinated with each other, enabling significant savings coupled with reduced CO2 footprint.
Cement production is also a complex system of industrial processes. Therefore, Siemens Integrated Drive Systems “SICEMENT”, provide the world’s first true one-stop solution for entire drive trains — this includes all frequency converters, motors, couplings, and gear units.
In automation, Siemens provides CEMAT solutions that enable manufacturers to seamlessly control all horizontal and vertical processes – from crushing raw materials to delivering the finished product. Based on more than 35 years of experience and collaboration with the world’s leading cement companies, CEMAT helps improve process quality and energy efficiency, lower operating costs and reduce unplanned downtime.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at


Ms. Heba Abd El-Hamid

Siemens AG