ASEC Engineering and Management Company has signed a contract with Ethiopia's National Cement Share Company to provide full technical assistance to the operation and maintenance of a cement plant with a production capacity of one million tons of clinker per year. The plant is located in the city of Dire Dawa in Ethiopia, 450 km east of the capital Addis Ababa.
National Cement Share Company is one of the largest producers of cement in Ethiopia.
The objective of the contract is for ASEC Engineering to utilize its know-how and expertise to assist National Cement Share Company increase production volumes, reduce production costs and improve product quality, the company said in a statement a copy of which was obtained by MENA.
ASEC Engineering will also introduce and implement systems for all aspects of production, quality, maintenance, warehousing and human resources, among other areas. ASEC Engineering's scope of work will cover extensive training for Ethiopian staff through the prestigious ASEC Academy training programs and courses.
The one-year contract is renewable for an additional five-year period.
"This contract with National Cement Share Company is a result of the continued efforts of ASEC Engineering and its ambitious plans to expand its business into Sub-Saharan Africa after its successful contract with Cimento Nacional Company in Mozambique," said ASEC Engineering CEO Khaled el Sebaie.
ASEC Engineering is a subsidiary of ASEC Holding, a business unit of Qalaa Holdings.