Hon Chong cuts dust emissions
Holcim Vietnam’s latest upgrade is the installation of a new baghouse at its Hon Chong cement plant, Kien Giang province, replacing an electrostatic precipitator kiln bag filter. Totalling an investment of more than US$4m, the project was completed in April 2013 and has resulted in significant performance improvements and a reduction in dust emissions. By Nguyen Cong Minh Bao, Holcim Vietnam Ltd, Vietnam.
Holcim has been present in Vietnam for almost 20 years and since 1994 has built up a network of operations comprising four modern cement plants, an office in Ho Chi Minh City, 11 ready-mix concrete plants and has over 1500 employees.
The company has continually increased its cement capacity, which today amounts to more than 5Mta.
Its Hon Chong cement plant, situated in the southern Vietnam province of Kien Gang, produces 2Mta of cement. The plant has been designed to facilitate the co-processing of waste materials from a wide range of industries including footwear, paper, plastics and agricultural wastes such as rice husks. Since 2007 Holcim has used its Geocycle brand name in Vietnam to provide safe and environmentally-sound solutions by co-processing technology in cement kilns.