26-27 September 2016
The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Egypt

Conference Day One: Monday, 26 September 2016

08:30 - 09:00 Registration, Refreshments and Networking

09:00 - 09:15 Keynote Speech: Update from the Egyptian Ministry of Environment on the latest environmental regulations for coal power

Reserved for Egyptian Ministry of Environment

09:15 - 09:45 Keynote Speech: Energy strategy in Egypt with emphasis on coal energy

09:45 - 10:15 The Future of Coal Handling: Discussing the requirements for awarding licenses to operate coal power plants in the cement industry to meet future demands

Ismail Gaber - Head of IDA, Industrial Development Authority, Egypt
The Cabinet plans to issue licenses for new cement factories to meet the future needs of the domestic market, which is expected to reach 90.4 million tons by 2022.

Ismail Gaber

Head of IDA
Industrial Development Authority, Egypt

10:15 - 10:45 Reviewing coal firing changes from gas to coal to operate safely under optimum conditions

Samir Sabry - Managing Director, The Building Materials Industries Co. (BMIC), Egypt
This session will highlight the percentage of coal usage required in pulverized coal firing systems. Understand the hazards involved in coal-fired systems and the nature of problems involved in the use of pulverised coal to achieve a safe, efficient and economical coal firing system design.

Samir Sabry

Managing Director
The Building Materials Industries Co. (BMIC), Egypt

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee and Networking Break

11:15 - 11:45 Overcoming the challenges faced when maintaining coal mills to prevent fire hazards and ensure safety

Maintaining the quality of coal mills when firing coal to ensure cement is produced at full capacity can be a tough task. Learn how to protect expensive mill equipment and prevent downtime to ensure coal is fired safely to prevent fire explosions and reduction in equipment quality.

11:45 - 12:15 Exploring the most energy efficient types of coal mills to reduce energy consumption

Coal mills are critical for the overall efficiency of the power plant and have a major influence on combustion efficiency. As a result, it is vital for cement companies to pick the right coal mill for their plant to reduce their energy consumption.

Reserved for a Coal Mill

12:15 - 12:45 South Valley Cement Company Case Study: Update on the current status of conversion from gas to coal

Ayman (Adel) Elashkar - Supply Chain & Commercial Director, South Valley Cement Co., Egypt
Find out the current project status of the SVCC power plant conversion and hear about their latest requirements for the shift from gas to coal and the logistical challenges being faced. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear first-hand from a cement company currently in the middle of adding 1,000 pounds coal to production.

Ayman (Adel) Elashkar

Supply Chain & Commercial Director
South Valley Cement Co., Egypt

12:45 - 13:15 Case Study: Discussing the transition of gradual change from gas-powered cement plant to coal-powered cement plant

Sanad Morad - Sustainable Development Director, Suez Cement, Egypt
This presentation will review the success story of how a gas-powered cement plant transitioned into a coal-powered cement plant. Highlighting the challenges, solutions and equipment required during the shift.

Sanad Morad

Sustainable Development Director
Suez Cement, Egypt

13:15 - 13:45 Reviewing the differences in using petcoke or coal to ensure cement plants run at full capacity as well as keep within environmental boundaries

Gamal Abdoul Fotouh - Plant Manager, Sinai White Portland Cement, Egypt
Learn the different effects of choosing between using pet coke or coal in your cement plants. The session will cover the quality specification of petcoke compared to coal and the difference of technical, process and environmental issues of choosing between petcoke and coal to run your cement plant.

Gamal Abdoul Fotouh

Plant Manager
Sinai White Portland Cement, Egypt

13:45 - 13:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

13:50 - 15:00 Networking Lunch

15:00 - 23:59 End of Conference