Holcim Cement Co Ltd Vietnam is speeding up preparations for construction of a waste heat-to-power plant in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. "The plant will cost US$28m, including US$10m used for maintenance," Gerhard Schutz, Holcim’s general director, said.
The facility in Kien Luong district is slated for operation in August 2012. The 6.3-MW plant will utilise waste heat discharged from the Hon Chong cement mill as input materials to generate 44m kWh of electricity a year.
Electricity output turned out from the power plant is enough for the cement mill to run over 88 days while helping to save 9000t of coal and 6450t of oil annually.