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Saint-Gobain signs power agreement in South Africa

12 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a renewable electricity supply agreement (power purchase agreement or PPA) with CVE, an independent French renewable energy producer, to secure about 140GWh of solar electricity in South Africa, over a 20-year period. This PPA is expected to cover around 40 per cent of the electrical needs of Saint-Gobain’s four major industrial sites in the country, producing gypsum and mortars. The sites are located in Brakpan, Alrode and Germiston in the Gauteng region, as wel...

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem sign power to gas agreement

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem have signed an agreement for the development of a feasibility study on the implementation of Power to Gas plants in combination with carbon capture systems at Buzzi Unicem's cement production plants.   The implementation of these technologies is aimed at promoting the decarbonisation of cement and concrete production processes   to increase environmental sustainability and facilitate the energy transition. In particular, the study will assess the possibility of p...

Huaxin Cement to begin plant operations within three weeks

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement is now expected to start production at its new 3000tpd plant in Nepal within the next three weeks, with the necessary preparations being made. "We are in the process of finalising the test production. Necessary equipment has been connected, and only some basic works remain. They will be completed in a few days,” said Dilliraj Pokharel, deputy general manager of Huaxin Cement Industry. Electricity has reportedly been made available to the facility since Monday.

ECEBOL signs contract for natural gas supply

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

ECEBOL's new plant in Potosí, Bolivia, is expected to be supplied with natural gas by Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) through an 8km pipeline that will connect YPFB’s Transporte system with the cement factory. ECEBOL and YPFB signed a contract guaranteeing the supply of 11.9MMcf of natural gas per day, which will be used to produce cement and clinker that will supply national and international demand. "We have been making progress with the connections to the differen...

Shree Cement receives approval for rooftop solar project

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC), in India, has approved the net metering connectivity requested by Shree Cement for a captive rooftop solar power project of 1.99MW at 132kV supply. The state regulator said that connectivity would be provided subject to the fulfillment of requirements concerning system protection, data communication, and metering of the Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Ltd, State Load Despatch Center and the Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd (...

LafargeHolcim to invest CHF100m in Indian WHR projects

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced a CHF100m (US$111.84m) investment in India for waste heat recovery systems. The investment will be completed across six sites over the next two years, as part of the group’s net zero roadmap. "On our net zero journey, we set ourselves an ambitious scope 2 target. I am very excited to see India leading the way by investing CHF100m in waste heat recovery. This major step forward builds on our procurement teams’ work in renewable energy," said Magali Anderson, chi...

From WHRPG to EfW

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

As cement plants search for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, waste heat recovery power generation (WHRPG) systems are becoming more popular. The use of biomass also provides potential as an energy-from-waste (EfW) solution to produce electrical power. Developments in WHRPG and biomass/EfW power generation systems are discussed below, including new technologies for energy saving and environmental load reduction. By Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan. Figure 1: flow of a waste h...

Cemex announces plans for US$1bn bond issue

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced plans to issue US$1bn worth of bonds, with a 7.375 per cent coupon and a maturity date of June 2027. The issue is expected to be used to support ongoing business activities, including debt repayment. The bonds will be issued with an option to repurchase them four years prior to maturing and the offering period will close on 5 June.  Elsewhere, Mexico's energy regulator approved new rates that electricity providers must pay the national power utility for transmission...

Cemex Colombia extends O&M contract with Wärtsilä

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Colombia has awarded Wärtsilä the four-year extension to the operation and maintenance (O&M), marking a 25-year continuous partnership by 2023. The 26MW Caracolito Cemex power plant operates on five Wärtsilä 18-cylinder 34SG engines in V-configuration running on natural gas. It provides a reliable electricity supply to power the cement facility’s day-to-day production requirements. In addition to reliability, Wärtsilä’s continued O&M services ensure, among other things, optimised and...

Indian petcoke imports rise in October

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India imported 809,000t of petcoke in October 2019, up more than 364 per cent from the year-ago period, according to Iman Resources. The imports were primarily sent from the US and Saudi Arabia, at 372,000t and 295,000t, respectively. Oman sent 38,000t, while 32,000t came from China. The origin of the remaining 72,000t was not clarified. The spike has been related to the lifting of the petcoke consumption order in October 2018, which saw cement producers increase their fuel-grade petcoke i...