Holcim Cement Co, Ltd Vietnam will build 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, Holcim’s general director Gerhard Schutz said.
The construction will start early next month in Kien Luong district and will be completed in August 2012, Schutz attributed.
The 6.3MW plant will utilise waste heat discharged from the Hon Chong cement mill as input materials to generate 44mkWh 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 9000tpa of coal and 6450tpa of oil.