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Purchaser Siemens AG, Erlangen
Customer Nile Sugar Company, Ägypten
   
Services Detail engineering:
decentralized signal aquisition, automation with SIMATIC S7-400, process control system PCS7

Switchboard construction:
decentralized signal aquisition, automation devices
Implementation 2008
   

Egypt is expanding sugar production capacity to reduce dependence on sugar imports /Government investments

Cairo (gtai) Sugar is one of the strategic raw materials in Egypt. Clear evidence of this is the fact that the government has control over almost all sugar production. Growing sugar consumption means heavy demand for and high dependence on sugar imports, which the land on the Nile wants to reduce. The solution: increased domestic production, achieved by an expansion of production capacities. To maintain the economic competitiveness of domestic manufacturers, the Egypt government has, in addition, imposed duties on sugar imports.

Egypt’s long-term development planning aims at achieving a high level of self-sufficiency in the area of products considered strategic. Wheat, maize, meat and milk products fall into this category as well as sugar for which a self-supply rate of 93% is envisaged to have been achieved by 2030.

Dakahlia Sugar Company plans to commission a second production line with a capacity of 120,000 metric tons per year in 2010. Nile Sugar Company, a member of the Sawiris group, wants to expand its production capacities by 125,000 metric tons. According to information from MEED, the Saudi-Arabian Savola intends to erect another sugar factory with an annual capacity of 200,000 metric tons in Egypt, and production is scheduled to be commenced in 2010. The enterprise already holds shares in the Ain-Sokhna-based sugar factory with a production capacity of 750,000 metric tons. This Egyptian factory on the Red Sea began its operations in the past year.


Source: Germany Trade and Invest (gtai)


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