Fauji Cement Company Limited (FCCL) has installed a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) processing plant at a cost of Rs 300m.
The plant will utilise Municipal Solid Waste collected from the dumping sites established by Rawalpindi Cantt Board and Capital Development Authority in Islamabad. The garbage will be converted into fuel for subsequent usage in the cement plant. The plant consists of screening equipment to remove clay, small dust particles, debris and metal etc, and the main plant to process and produce fuel which is then fed to the kiln through the dozing equipment.
As a result of a detailed and comprehensive study by a German Firm, FCCL entered into a contract for importing machinery from a reputable firm in Europe for processing of Municipal Solid Waste. The plant has a capacity of 12tph and will replace about 170t of coal per day as fuel. After completing the process in less than seven months, the RDF plant is under commissioning and will enter into full production by August 2008. The company plans to enhance this capacity to 36tph in future.