With the ’green’ concept catching up among cement plants in India, the Bangkok-based LV Technology, through its Indian arm LNV Technology India Private Ltd, is targeting the Indian cement plants with its latest processing and engineering technology in the areas of coal, cement and flyash grinding. Sensing that India is the second largest producer of cement in the world with 140Mta capacity, the Thai company has decided to cash in on the growing demand for green technology adoption among the Indian cement plants. Having done over 350 different installations in cement plants all around the world, including 70 in major Indian cement plants, the company has now geared up fully to offer its process engineering technologies in clinker, cement, flyash, coal and slag-grinding equipment upgradation, said Hans Jorgen Nielsen, managing director of LV Technology.
Mr Nielsen, who was here to participate in the two-day Cementech 2004 seminar, told FE that though the Indian cement plants are technologically advanced and more efficient, these plants lack advanced technologies in energy efficiency as well as enhancing the production capacity. "We at LV Technology, with a proven track record of being the fastest growing green technology provider in the world, can provide customised, cost-effective equipment with most advanced technologies for each area without much investment," he said. Not only the cement plants can save up to 10 per cent on energy efficiency but also can increase their production capacity by 20 per cent without any additional investment or go for a new plant, Mr Nielsen said. Though the rules permit usage of flyash (waste) up to 32 per cent in the cement plants in India, however, only three per cent of the 120 million tonne cement capacity are produced through flyash. "We expect the usage of flyash to go up substantially in the years to come and hope our technology in flyash grinding will immensely benefit the cement plants," he added. According to VC Rao, managing director of the company’s Indian arm, LNV Technology India Private Ltd, the company has been successful in tapping the huge potential in India. "We have orders worth over Rs 100 crore, including a recent Rs 20 crore order from the world’s second largest cement producer, the Switzerland-based Holcim for their plant in Sri Lanka," Mr Rao added.