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Lucky Cement plans Karachi coal-based power plant

17 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement plans to invest in a coal-based power plant in  Karachi, Pakistan, through its subsidiary Lucky Holdings Limited (LHL). The board is recommending to shareholders the approval of the US$200m investment to be set up by a new entity under the name of Lucky Electric Power Company Ltd, of which Lucky Cement would own a 75 per cent stake through LHL and has agreed to maintain at least a 20 per cent indirect stake to the sixth anniversary of the commercial date of operation. The ...

Semen Indonesia to build East Java WHR facility

16 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia is to invest in a IDR638bn (US$54.4m) waste heat power generation facility in East Java as the company looks to reduce costs and move towards more environmentally-friendly energy sources. The country’s leading cement producer is partnering with Japan’s JFE Engineering Corp for the 30.6MW plant, which will supply power to the company’s four lines at Tuban, East Java. The plant is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016 and is expected to save Semen Indonesia up to 152MkW...

Lafarge Canada seeks approval to burn waste plastic at Brookfield

02 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada plans to apply to Nova Scotia’s Environment Department for a trial permit to burn waste plastic as an alternative fuel at its Brookfield cement plant.   The plastic would partially replace coal use at the works. The project is expected to create jobs in the local area, related to the preparation and transportation of the potential fuel.   The cement plant will run an open house on 17 July as part of the community consultation process.

APCMA calls on government to eliminate duty on imported coal

01 July 2014, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) is calling on the government to eliminate the one per cent duty on imported coal as it has done with other fuel types since its initial introduction. The association has requested has requested Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance and Tariq Bajwa, chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue to restore zero taxation on the cement industry’s main fuel. The Pakistan cement sector relies heavily on...

Najran launches waste heat recovery operations

01 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based producer Najran Cement said launched operations of its waste heat recovery project yesterday. The company successfully completed the performance guarantee tests stated in its contract with Sinoma of China, according to local press reports.

Messebo Cement shifts to biomass usage, Ethiopia

27 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia-based Messebo Cement is establishing a biomass processing plant to help partly substitute imported coal usage in its manufacturing process, thereby reducing production costs. The new facility, which is 90 per cent complete, will use hay from sesame produced at Humera in North Gonder, Amhara region, 902km northwest of Addis Ababa. Mesfin Engineering will undertake the civil work and electromechanical works under contract from APEC, according to Hagos Berehe, project coordinator at ...

Paraguay river flooding reduces INC output capacity

24 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Due to the flooding of the Paraguay River, Industria Nacional del Cemento in Paraguay will operate at only 70 per cent of its production capacity this week, said its president Jorge Méndez. He attributes the fall due to wet raw material to the mill, but expects dry raw inputs to arrive on Friday. "From Friday dry raw material will arrive and we will increase the mill capacity. We will have a 70 percent average production of 35,000 bags for about 10 days, due to the moisture content of the...

Misr Beni Suef signs equipment contract to facilitate coal usage

20 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Misr Beni Suef Cement has reportedly signed contracts with a European company for the equipment needed to operate a kiln line with coal, involving an investment of EGP200m (US$28m). A company source told local press that after the purchase the cement producer would operate one line with coal and the other with natural gas. Misr Beni Suef Cement is negotiating with several bank for financing part of the deal. (Source: Mist News)

Cemex Colombia investigates alternative power sources

17 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex is interested in landfill biogas, wind and solar energy sources in Colombia and evaluates projects of US$50m (EUR36.9m) for the next five years, Colombian daily El Tiempo said last week. Cemex wants to guarantee 100 per cent of its power supply in the country, compared to 65 per cent now. The Mexican multinational currently operates three small hydroelectric stations in Colombia and a gas-fired plant with a capacity to produce 210GWh a year in Colombia's Junin, Bucaramanga and Ibague...

ACC begins preliminary coal usage, Egypt

03 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Arabian Cement has started testing coal at its cement plant as part of plans to secure alternative energy sources. In April, the government approved the use of coal for energy production in the hope that it would prevent any further weakening of output levels due to energy restrictions. In addition, ACC has been making strides with the use of other energy sources. “The company has already completed the first phase of its plan for converting solid waste, which currently provi...