The largest cement producer in Slovakia, Holcim Slovensko, a.s, Rohoznik, plans to complete the second phase of modernisation at its production plant in Rohoznik in March. The company will install new technology to improve usage of alternative fuels, save electricity and reduce CO2 emissions.
Costs to implement the new technology will amount to SKK 300m. The project aims to increase production efficiency and optimise production levels. This year Holcim plans to make use of used tyres and separated and processed industrial plastics as fuel. In the future with the help of this new technology Holcim will also be able to use for energy purposes selected automotive industry waste. The annual amount of alternative fuels in use might be equivalent to around 15,000t of coal. Last September, Holcim completed the first modernization phase when it launched operation of a new rotating kiln.