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Power Cement's WHR plant nears completion

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd has announced that it is installing a 12MW waste heat recovery (WHR) power plant, which is expected to be operational later this year at the company's plant site in Deh Kalo Kohar, Nooriabad Industrial Estate, District Dadu (Sindh). Currently, 100 per cent of the plant's power requirement is being fulfilled through the electricity grid, according to Power Cement. Earlier, the company disclosed that it successfully installed 8500tpd (2.5Mta) of cement capacity on its exist...

AfriSam will use carbon tax to as an incentive for energy innovations

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

AfriSam's Cementitious Executive, Hannes Meyer, highlighted the potential of South Africa's new carbon tax to incentivise energy-saving innovation. The new carbon tax came into force on 1 June 2019 and AfriSam has been preparing for this change. Speaking at a presentation to media at its Dudfield cement plant near Lichtenburg in the North West province, Mr Meyer said AfriSam continues to cut the carbon footprint of its cement. Efforts focus on using less energy in the production of clinker,...

Paper sack deliveries rise in 2018

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

With a slight growth of 1.2 per cent paper sack deliveries, the European paper sack industry recorded stable development in 2018. Speaking at EUROSAC's 2019 congress, held in Ljubljana between 23-24 May, EUROSAC president, Olivier Tassel, addressed current concerns under the congress theme of 'Shaping the future of packaging'. "Our industry is going through many trends and changes. We need to make sure that we can provide solutions that meet the needs of future market demands, especiall...

Paper sack deliveries rise in 2018

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

With a slight growth of 1.2 per cent paper sack deliveries, the European paper sack industry recorded stable development in 2018. Speaking at EUROSAC's 2019 congress, held in Ljubljana between 23-24 May, EUROSAC president, Olivier Tassel, addressed current concerns under the congress theme of 'Shaping the future of packaging'. "Our industry is going through many trends and changes. We need to make sure that we can provide solutions that meet the needs of future market demands, especiall...

PPC to shut down kiln to meet emission standards

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s PPC has stated that it expects to pay around ZAR120m (US$8.5m) as a result of the new carbon tax and will also shut down a kiln at its Port Elizabeth (PE) facility to meet the new emission standards. "I think it’s something that we as a country need to debate as to whether this is the right time for carbon tax, be that as a company we support a cleaner environment," said Njombo Lekula, managing director of the SA Cement division. The company expects around 30 jobs to be ...

WBCSD and key cement producers launch Indian roadmap

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Major companies from the cement sector and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the ‘Indian Cement Sector SDG Roadmap’ on 25 June at an event organised by WBCSD and UN Global Compact Network India. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a universal framework that establishes a collective pathway for humanity to achieve prosperity for people and planet on the road to 2030. While governments have universally resolved to implement the SDGs, ...

Vietnamese cement dispatches fall in May

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam fell six per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 5.929Mt in May 2019, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 2.014Mt were delivered by VICEM and 1.625Mt by its associated companies, representing YoY decreases of seven and 10 per cent, respectively and MoM declines of three and nine per cent, respectively. Other Vietnamese cement producers accounted for 2.29Mt of domestic dispatches. In addition, around 2.545Mt of cement and c...

1st International Conference on Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete Technology opens in London

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The 1 st International Conference on Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete Technology opened at University College London, UK, on 24 June 2019 to discuss ways forward to low-carbon cement and concrete research.   Prof Yun Bai of University College London opens the 1st International Conference on Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete Technology   Following a welcome address by conference co-chairs Prof Yun Bai and Prof Neil Milestone, of University College London, Prof Fredrik P Glas...

Kuwait Cement Co proposes AF initiative

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Kuwait Cement Co has proposed an initiative for the government to co-process municipal solid waste (MSW) at its plant in eastern Shuaiba to ease the issue of growing waste in the country. Meshal Al-Rashed, executive vice-chairman of Kuwait Cement Co, has requested the chairman of the municipal council to present the company’s solution to the Environment Committee, according to Al-Qabas. Mr Al-Rashed noted that the company is the only one in the country with the facilities to burn MSW in a ...

Fauji Cement Co commissions 12.5MW solar power plant

24 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Reon Energy Ltd has announced the commissioning of its latest 12.5MW captive solar power project at Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL) in Jhang Bahtar, Punjab, Pakistan. The plant is expected to produce approximately 20GWh annually and will avoid around 121,437t of equivalent CO 2 emissions over the next 10 years. The project aims to integrate the new photovoltaic project with the existing power generating facility. "The 12.5MW solar plant shall offset higher energy prices for power from gri...