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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...

DG Khan Cement awards contract for power plants

09 July 2019, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement Company Ltd has signed an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd for supply of machinery and equipment for a 10MW waste heat energy power generation plant and a 30MW coal-fired power generation plant to be set up at Hub Cement plant in Baluchistan, Pakistan. DG Khan Cement Company has four cement plants, two plants located at Dera Ghazi Khan, one at Khairpur District, Chakwal and one at Hub Lasbela District (Balochistan). The combined capacity is more than 7.01Mt of...

Wärtsillä to build 20MW engine to power Najmat Al-Samawa cement plant

25 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Wärtsilä will supply the equipment to enable an efficient, reliable and independent power source for the Najmat Al-Samawa cement factory in Iraq. The 20MW engine power plant is being built by Al Shumookh Lucky Investments Ltd, a joint venture company of Lucky Cement Ltd and a limited liability company registered in the United Arab Emirates. The power plant will operate on two Wärtsilä 32 engines running on locally-available heavy fuel oil (HFO) with diesel as a back-up fuel. The engine is ...

BUA Group signs contract for new power plant

25 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Nigeria's BUA Group has signed a contract with Finland-based Wartsila Oy for the construction of a 48MW power plant at its Sokoto Cement facility. The power project will supply line 3 and adds to the 100MW of captive power that the company already utilises. "We can't compromise on our quality. We are known to provide quality products and services to our customers and we are assured that Wartsila aligns with this vision of ours. They have an impeccable and intimidating track record and we a...

Ashaka Cement to start 16MW power plant

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Ashaka Cement Co is set to inaugurate a 16MW power plant project in Nigeria. Managing Director of Ashaka Cement, Rabiu Abdullah Umar, said the power plant costs US$30.5m. "We are helping to remove ourselves from the demand for energy, and providing our own solution, which means a minimum of 16MW of electricity, will now become available to the public grid for the people in the region to enjoy from," said Mr Abdullah Umar. "The power plant, infrastructure, and cement capacity are all testam...

Captive power plant commissioned for Samawa Cement

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Six MAN Energy Solutions 18V32/40 engines have been commissioned at Samawa Cement, Iraq. The power engines will produce 54MW of electrical energy to power the cement plant owned by Kairat Al Abar Iraqi Co (KAAI). MAN Energy Solutions supplied the engines to CGGC-UN Power Co Ltd ( China Gezhouba Group Cooperation) which will operate teh captive power plant. The engines will run on heavy fuel oil (HFO). The overall EPC contract for the cement plant is being carried out by Sinoma (Suzhou)...