The General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal has awarded UAE-based Abu Dhabi Ports Group (ADPG) a contract to operate two cement terminals, at Arish and Port Said. ADPG plans to establish 60,000t-worth of additional cement storage capacity at the Arish cement terminal, and 30,000t-worth of new cement capacity at the Port Said cement terminal. This will give the two Mediterranean ports a combined cement despatch capacity of over 2Mt/yr. The company expects this to double Egypt’s cement capacity upon the completion of both projects in late 2023.
Under the contract, ADPG has also gained a 30-year concession over the Safaga Port multi-purpose terminal on the Red Sea coast. It plans to invest US$200m in an expansion to increase the terminal’s dry bulk goods capacity to 5Mt/yr. It expects to commission the expanded facility in mid-2025.