CINOMA (CDI), the main contractor for the new Beni Suef Cement plant project, has selected Siemens to supply an integrated industrial systems and gas analysis solution to the plant, one of the largest in North Africa.
Under the agreement, Siemens was responsible for supplying the main drive system, consisting of Flender mechanical drives, as well as medium-voltage motors and drives. The supply package also comprises of plant control systems and process gas analytics solutions. To ensure reliable on-site power, Siemens has set up the main electrical substation and distribution transformers.
“The €1.2bn Beni Suef Clinker Cement Plant will see the production of 36,000 tonnes per day. To ensure our operations are at their best performance and reliability, while achieving cost efficiencies, we chose Siemens’ industrial systems and gas analytics’ solutions to help us achieve this goal,” explained He zhongjian, Deputy Project Manager, Sinoma CDI.
“Egypt’s cement industry does not only cater to domestic consumers but also helps meet foreign demands. We are excited to be part of this project, which is definitely an important milestone for our industrial solutions in the country,” said Tamer Nour, senior executive vice president for Process Industries, Drives and Digital Factories for Siemens in Egypt.
Located 120 km south of Cairo, the new plant consists of six production lines with an annual production capacity of 13m tonnes.