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Power Cement sign deal for 7MW power plant

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd has signed an agreement to set up a 7MW solar power plant at its existing site in Jamshoroo, Sindh state, Pakistan. Power Cement has decided to explore environment-friendly renewable energy solutions without incurring any major capital expenditures. " The company has signed an agreement with Burj Solar Energy (Private) Ltd for procurement of electricity on a fixed tariff (around 40 per cent lower than the existing grid tariff) for the next 20 years," a company bourse fil...

BUA Cement signs contract for third power plant from Wartsila

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä for the delivery of a 70MW dual-fuel power plant for its Obu Line 3 project in Edo state. The gas power plant will be the third facility to be commissioned from Wärtsilä, as BUA seeks to increase total production capacity across all locations to 17Mta by 2023. “Currently, we have phased out the use of coal across our factories and are now shifting to gas-powered plants. As we ramp up our capacity, there is need to complement it with effic...

BUA Cement signs 70MW Wärtsilä power plant agreement

21 September 2021, Published under Cement News

BUA has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä OY of Finland for the construction of a 70MW dual-fuel power plant for the BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 in Sokoto state, northwest Nigeria. This will be the second plant to be constructed by Wärtsilä for BUA Cement – the first being the BUA Cement Sokoto power plant scheduled to be commissioned alongside the plant in November 2021. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Abdul Samad Rabiu, chairman of BUA Cement Plc, said BUA Cement will continue ...

Devki Group to switch to self-power generation by 2023

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Devki Group is planning to generate its own power by 2023 as the high cost of power is seen by the company as the biggest threat to Kenya’s manufacturing sector. Narendra Raval, Devki Group founder, said the decision to self-generate the company’s own power became clearer after Kenya Power demanded KES2.8bn (US$24.4m) to connect electricity to the Emali clinker factory. The company will start with a 64MW power plant in the Pokot region as it commences construction on on the Pokot cemen...

Wärtsilä wins O&M agreement with Umm Al Qura Cement

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with the Saudi Arabian cement producer Umm Al Qura Cement Co. It is the third agreement term for the customer’s captive power plant installation. Following the continued efficient and reliable performance of the power plant, this latest contract was renewed for five years in November 2020. The 47MW plant is located in Taif City in western Saudi Arabia. It operates with five Wärtsilä 32TS engines, a two-stage turb...

Dangote to test US$90 power plant for Mtwara cement factory

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement will test run a new US$90m gas-fired power plant in Mtwara, Tanzania, later this month. The plant has been delayed with the outbreak of COVID-19, but it will supply the Mtwara cement plant and reduce Dangote Cement's reliance on coal imports. The new power plant is due to be fully commissioned in November. The Mtwara plant has not operated at full capacity during 2020, but the new power plant should help energy efficiencies. "We have had mechanical failures of some main equ...

Taiheiyo Cement Corp orders Aumund equipment for new power plant

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp, Japan’s largest cement producer, has started its new biomass and coal power plant in Ofunato. Until now conveying of biomass in Japan has been dominated by domestic manufacturers, but the Aumund Hong Kong team successfully convinced its customer of the merits of the conveying technology solutions offered by Aumund for both of these types of fuel. Taiheiyo Engineering Corp ordered three Aumund bucket elevators and an Aumund drag chain conveyor. The customer chose two i...

Georgia Power announces coal ash reuse project

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

USA-based Georgia Power today announced a new beneficial reuse project for coal ash stored at Plant Mitchell, a retired coal-fired power station near Albany. Starting this year, approximately 2Mt of stored coal ash will be removed from the existing ash ponds for reuse in Portland cement manufacture. "As part of our ash pond closure efforts, Georgia Power is always looking for opportunities to reuse coal ash that are beneficial for our customers and communities," said Dr Mark Berry, vice p...

Lucky Cement solicits modification in power supply licence

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The Government of Pakistan's National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has received an application from Lucky Cement (Pvt) Ltd, seeking permission to supply surplus power to any utility in DHA City, Karachi, as a bulk power consumer. To grant approval, NEPRA has asked all stakeholders, interested/affected persons and the general public to offer their comments in favour or against the approval for proposed modification in the generation licence of Lucky Cement. Lucky Cement ha...

Confidence Cement acquires Zodiac Power Chittagong Ltd

04 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's Confidence Cement has acquired a 51 per cent controlling share in Zodiac Power Chittagong Ltd. The new subsidiary is an independent power producer with a 54.36MW heavy fuel oil (HFO) power plant in Patiya, Chittagong. Confidence Cement has also begun testing and commissioning of the Zodiac Power Chittagong power plant which consists of MAN Engines, with operations commencing on 30 August 2019. Meanwhile, Confidence Power Holdings, an associate company of Confidence Cement, s...