21MW Waste heat recovery system for Pukrang cement plant: Hakan Uvez, Asia Cement PLC (Thailand)

Filmed at Cemtech Asia 2015, 21-24 June, Grand Hyatt, Bangkok, Thailand


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Good afternoon every one, and thank you Keith for your introduction. Today, I'll try to give the audience as mentioned a quick brief on Waste Heat Recovery operation process, which we've just a few years ago established in our Pukrang plant here, and its benefits which is practically just collecting the gas that we're throwing out of our chimneys. So, if anyone of you have not done yet this investment in your facility, I'd recommend to pay great attention, it will be great value for you. But before doing that, I'd like to present some few slides on our Asia cement company here in Thailand and our parent company Italcementi. Italcementi is a very old Italian company established in 1864. In 1925, it was the first cement company listed in the Italian Stock Exchange. In 1992, with the acquisition of the French Cement giant at that time of Lafarge Cement France, became the world's fifth larger cement producer.

Today, between the integrated plants, grinding centers, and terminus Italcementi is presented in over 22 countries, with a consolidated cement production capacities of about 60 million ton cement, and they're employing 18,000 direct employees in all these facilities. 2014 sales were exceeding 4 billion Euros. 2014 was particular year for Italcementi being the 115th Anniversary of a successful business strategy implemented by this family driven company at the 5th generation.

As you will see through the map, the yellow colors are presenting where we operate throughout the world. Now we're geographically diversified towards a series of acquisitions and further investments in emerging countries like you see the Bulgaria, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Thailand, India, Egypt, Middle East, as well as operations in North Africa. Coming into our operations in Thailand, Italcementi is operating in Thailand since 1998 where we first entered through the acqusition Jalaprathan Cement Company. Jalaprathan is the [xx] Thai people will understand easier I guess, which was established in 1956 by The Royal Irrigation Department for the construction of the Bhumibol Dam, the first multi-purpose concrete dam in Thailand.

JCC has its two plants in Takli and Cham-am with annual cement production capacity of 2.3 million tons. Right after the acquisition of Jalaprathan, shorter than a year, the group increased its presence in Thailand becoming a share holder of Asia Cement Company founded in 1989, and operating in the domestic market with the cement plant in Pukrang, which has an annual cement production capacity of 5 million tons.

You'll see in the short map here, the location of the factories, Pukrang being the biggest factory that we own in Thailand, just one hour and fifteen minutes distance to North of Bangkok. Another one further ahead Takli plant and the one in the South, Cham-am plant, consolidating three factories in Thailand.

ACC nad JCC together makes the fourth cement producer of Thailand with annual cement production capacity of 7.3 million tons, controlling three cement plants as I had mentioned earlier, with the presence in Thai cement market for over 60 years for Jalaprathan and 20 years for Asia Cement. In 2014, our annual sales for both companies, domestic and export, exceeded 11 billion Thai Baht which is almost around 300 million Euros.

I will spend a few words on the sustainability issue. Being a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, in 2010 a new organization of the principles of Italcementi group commitment has been presented as a mother policy dedicated to sustainability, and seven other policies focusing on, as you see them separately here namely safety, human rights, environment, social initiatives, health, quality, and energy.

These policies are the main guidelines that all the employees of Asia Cement and Jalapathran Cement follow in our

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