Egyptian Cement Industry Feels Gas Supply Squeeze

In recent months, a number of equipment manufacturers have seen requests from the cement industry in Egypt for coal grinding equipment and alternative fuel handling equipment.  BGE has also seen a number of inquiries for used coal grinding equipment and engineering around re-purposed Raymond mills.  Recent moves by the Egyptian government will likely hasten the switch from natural gas and oil to coal, petcoke, and alternative fuels.  Egyptian news sources are reporting that recent shortages in energy production have lead to the government reducing natural gas flow to cement plants in order to provide sufficient natural gas supplies to the nation’s power plants.  This will, no doubt, lead to greater needs to diversify the fuel firing at cement plants in the nation.

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