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Lucky Cement unit gets licence to generate 660MW coal power

08 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The government of Pakistan has licensed Lucky Electric Power Co, a concern of Lucky Cement, to generate electricity from its 660MW coal-fired plant. “In order to meet the future energy needs of the country and to improve the energy mix, the Pakistan Power Infrastructure Board issued letter of intent to various local and foreign investors/groups, including Lucky Cement Limited for setting up 660MW imported coal-based generation facility at Deh Ghangario, Bin Qasim Town,” according to a docum...

Ethiopia: Messebo in solid AF supply agreement

23 February 2016, Published under Cement News

The Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU), a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings’ Tawazon, has signed a five-year contract with Ethiopia’s Messebo Cement to supply biomass to gradually replace coal. As stipulated by the agreement between the two companies, ECARU will be the technology and service provider responsible for collecting, transporting and processing local biomass that will be converted to alternative solid fuel. ECARU has been supplying biomass as a source of energy ...

Pakistan: Maple Leaf secures funding for power plant

23 February 2016, Published under Cement News

A consortium of Pakistan banks has opened a letter of credit to Maple Leaf Cement Ltd's (MLCF) via its wholly-owned subsidiary Maple Leaf Power Ltd amounting to US$27.20m for the import of a complete 40MW coal-fired power plant.  The consortium consists of the Bank of Punjab, National Bank of Pakistan and MCB Bank Ltd. Maple Leaf Power has signed an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd (China) to set up the coal-fired power plant at  MLCF's cement plant site in Iskandarabad, Mia...

India: Shree Cement receives first non-coal mining lease in Chhattisgarh

22 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has won the first ever non-coal mining lease auctioned by the state government of  Chhattisgarh, India. The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) price of limestone in Chhattisgarh was INR483.17/t. Shree Cement offered to pay INR284/t — the highest bid that was 58.95 per cent of IBM price. The auction process continued for over five hours on Thursday. In all, 192 bids were submitted. “The auction of Karhi Chandi block itself would yield INR4386 crore to the state exchequer at the said...

ZCCM plans cement and power investment

22 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Zambia-based ZCCM Investments Holdings is expected to develop a cement plant and 52MW thermal power and Ndola as part of the company’s diversification programme. ZCCM-IH will team up with private investors for the projects, and it is also collaborating with local and international financial institutions on the financing of the projects, according to local press. Pius Kasolo, CEO of ZCCM-IH, told journalists on Monday that the power plant will provide 30-35MW of reliable electricity suppl...

K-Electric signs additional supply agreement with Attock Cement

18 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Karachi-based electric supplier K-Electric has signed an accord to provide an additional 16MW of electricity to Pakistan producer Attock Cement Ltd.   Present at the signing ceremony were Irfan Amanullah, company secretary of Attock Cement, and Asif Saad, K-Electric’s chief operating officer of Distribution, among others. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Saad said: “This initiative would not only serve the purpose of provision of additional MW [mega watts], this would pave the way in years ...

Egypt receives 37 applications for new coal-fired cement plants

16 February 2016, Published under Cement News

A total of 37 companies have applied for licences to construct new coal-fired cement plants in nine governorates, Daily News Egypt reported on Saturday citing Egypt’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA). Ismail Gaber, head of the IDA, said the new licences aim to increase investments in the cement industry to meet local consumption. Minister of Industry, Tarek Qabil, announced earlier this year that the IDA would issue licences to establish cement factories in the governorates of Be...

Suez Cement to convert Helwan and Torah plants to use coal and RDF

02 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement is aiming to convert Torah and Helwan plants to use coal and RDF in addition to the already-used HFO following the conversion of Kattameya and Suez plants in 2015. According to the management, the company would start the conversion operation in February and July for Helwan and Torah plants, respectively. This conversion operation is expected to take 12-18 months and would result in the usage of coal for 70 per cent of the energy for both plants. Helwan Cement would use RDF 20...

Sinoma signs contract with Egypt's South Valley Cement

01 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based South Valley Cement Co has signed an EPC contract for a grinding unit with Chinese firm Sinoma CDI, to enable its plant to use petcoke, with a grinding capacity of 50tph. Under the US$19.5m contract, the Chinese firm will also supply spare parts for two years, the company said in a bourse statement.

Suez Cement plans to complete coal conversion project by end-2016, Egypt

08 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement, part of the Italcementi group, plans to complete its preparations for coal usage at its plants by late 2016, local press reported, citing chairman Omar Mehanna Wednesday. The conversion process involves an investment of around US$110m. Mr Mehanna further told Amwal Al Ghad business magazine that Suez Cement had completed the conversion for coal usage at two plants out of five during 2015. The company aims to use coal as an alternative energy source for the production of cemen...