Kawasaki Plant Systems Ltd. plans to increase production and sales of waste heat recovery power generators for cement plants in China.
As a first step, the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd subsidiary aims to increase employees at Anhui Conch Kawasaki Engineering Co from 80 today to 100 by year-end through hiring mainly engineers.
This Chinese joint venture with Anhui Conch Venture Investment Co was launched in late 2006. Its sales target of 8 billion yen in 2009 will likely be met a year earlier.
Waste heat recovery power generators can supply about 30% of cement plants’ power needs by using heat generated in the cement production process. Because no fuel is used, such generators do not increase carbon dioxide emissions in cement production.
Kawasaki Plant has a roughly 50% global market share in waste heat recovery power generators for cement plants. It aims to increase sales further, centering on Asia, by using the Chinese joint venture as a major production base.