Investments in Egypt on a roll | Saint-Gobain

Investments in Egypt on a roll | Saint-Gobain
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Date: 19 April 2024

The Ain Sokhna float plant in Egypt will see its capacity increased with the construction of a second flat glass production line.

With its new solar farm, the site will meet part of its own needs in renewable energy and reduce its CO₂ emissions.

Located 120 kilometers from Cairo on the edge of the Red Sea and inaugurated in 2010, the Saint-Gobain Glass plant in Ain Sokhna is the main flat glass production site in the Middle East. It produces 230,000 tons of glass a year and supplies 30 countries. This strategic facility for the Southern Europe, Middle East, Africa Region is to be equipped with a second production line, thus increasing its production volume by 85%. Ain Sokhna will be able to meet growing demand on the local market while developing its export capacity.

The foundation stone-laying ceremony in March 2024 also saw the inauguration of Saint-Gobain’s first ever solar farm in Egypt. Built in 2023 on a 70,000 m² site, the 7,500 photovoltaic panels will generate 10 MW of renewable energy. This will enable the Saint-Gobain Glass Ain Sokhna plant to reduce its CO₂ emissions by approximately 5,000 tons a year.

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