Ultratech Cement Ltd, has signed a $4.35 million contract with a US-based company for the supply of power generation equipment to its new plant in Andhra Pradesh.
Ormat Technologies, with operations in Israel, will supply Ormat Energy Converter (OEC) within 14 months to UltraTech’s Andhra Pradesh Cement Works in Tadipatri and assist in construction of a recovered energy generation (REG) plant there, business daily ’Globes’ reported.
The OEC power plant will convert unused exhaust air from the cement plant’s clinker cooler into electric power, the report said.
The relatively low temperatures of the clinker cooler exhaust air make conventional power solutions impractical, which is why UltraTech turned to ORMAT’s organic Rankine cycle based OEC, it said.
The product is an environment friendly power recovery system, which is well suited to work with lower temperatures to generate electricity on a continuous basis without interfering with the clinker production process.
"This will be the first project in India utilising exclusively clinker cooler exhaust air for power generation," Ormat International Vice President, Mr David Citrin was quoted by the report as saying.
The power plant will serve AP Cement Works’ own in-house power consumption, substituting fossil-fuel power and avoiding approximately 22,000 tonnes of carbon-di-oxide emissions per year, he said. - PTI