Phase 2 of Najran WHR trial operations to continue to end-April

Phase 2 of Najran WHR trial operations to continue to end-April
Published: 22 January 2014


Najran Cement has said trial operations of a second phase of its waste heat recovery plant are expected to continue to the end of April, the Saudi-based producer said in a bourse statement.

The company launched phase 1 of trial operations at the plant on 11 January which will take 10 days to complete. Commercial operations are yet to be announced.

The 27.1MW project is being carried out by China’s Sinoma Energy Conservation on a turnkey basis.  The US$44.9m investment will help Najran to reduce CO2 emissions and HFO consumption, as well as improve energy efficiency.

In September the company announced commercial operations of its third production line with a capacity of 6500tpd. The new line takes Najran’s total clinker capacity at its Sultana works, Najran province, to 15,000tpd.