Siam Cement to equip new Indonesian plant with WHR technology

Siam Cement to equip new Indonesian plant with WHR technology

Siam Cement Group (SCG) has announced that its new Indonesian plant in Sukabumi, West Java, will be equipped with a waste heat power generation (WHG) system which could reduce energy use by up to 30 per cent.

"At the Sukabumi plant, we will use the same technology, the WHG system, that we have been using at our plant in Lampang province in Thailand," SCG president and CEO Kan Trakulhoon told the Jakarta Post on the sidelines of the 2014 ASEAN Sustainability Development Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand, this weekend.

The 1.8Mta Sukabumi cement plant will be run by SCG's wholly-owned subsidiary, PT Semen Jawa. SCG invested US$456m to build the cement factory which is expected begin operating next year.