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Powering up

03 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Waste heat recovery (WHR) power generation can add a valuable source of power to a cement plant. However, this requires the selection of the most suitable thermodynamic system for the plant’s process conditions. By Cai Zhenyu, Nanjing Kisen International Engineering Co Ltd, and Ming Fang, Nanjing Kesen Kenen Environment & Energy Co Ltd, China. NKK-patented AQC boiler in China Since the 1970s and early 1980s, medium- and low-temperature pure waste heat recovery (WHR) power genera...

India: Sagar Cements to invest another INR280m in power projects

13 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cements has announced that it is to invest a further INR280m (US$4.35m) to complete the construction of a captive power plant and finance a new solar project, according to reports in the Hindu. The extra money will go towards raising the capacity of the coal-fired captive power plant being built at the firm’s Mattampally plant from 15MW to 18MW. In addition, Sagar is to install a 1MW solar power plant, to be commissioned by June 2017. Sagar also announced that its BMM subsidia...

Nigeria: BUA Group to use local coal deposits at Sokoto

29 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN), owned by the BUA Group, will use coal from local mines in Sokoto to generate power for its new 1.5Mta cement plant located in the north west of the country. A 40MW power plant is being constructed at the factory, which will use both coal and LPFO (Low Pour Fuel Oil), while the excess generated power will supply the national grid.

Pakistan: Maple Leaf and Lucky Cement plan power plants

24 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's two leading cement manufacturers, Maple Leaf Cement Factory (MLCF) and Lucky Cement, have approached the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to obtain a formal generation licence for setting up power plants in the country. Maple Leaf Cement has earlier announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary company, Maple Leaf Power Ltd, had signed an agreement with plant supplier Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd, China, to build a 40MW imported coal-fired power plant at Isk...

India: Sagar Cement reviews expansion plans

13 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cement is reportedly convening a meeting of its Board of Directors on 19 October. The meeting will address proposals for setting up a coal-based power plant at the company’s unit in Mattampally, Nalgonda district, and the capacity expansion of the grinding unit in Bayyavaram, Visakhapatnam district. The capacities for the two plants in question were not disclosed in the company’s statement. The company’s 2015-16 annual report states that Sagar plans to acquire a 181,500tpa grinding ...

Nigeria: Sokoto Cement will have 60MW power by mid-2017

14 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Sokoto Cement (Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc) will build two additional power plants by mid-2017 that will enable the company to generate at total of 60MW of electricity, reports All Africa. The company currently generates 16MW electricity from its biomass plant for its use and for neighbouring communities. Sokoto Cement promised to reduce its current NGN1.3bn (US$4.1m) debt by increasing the price of its products, increase marketing strategies as well as reducing all administrati...

Pakistan: Maple Leaf expansion plans

14 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd announced that its board of directors has approved an additional dry-process clinker production line (No. 3) at its existing plant site in Iskanderabad District, Mianwali, Pakistan. The new line will operate at a capacity of 7000tpd, pushing grey cement production at the plant to 17,700tpd. The project is expected to cost PKR20bn (US$191m) with aims to be completed within 26 months. This expansion announcement follows an earlier notification that the compan...

Myanmar: protestors vow to continue fight against MCL

09 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Local protestors in Kyaikmaraw in southeast Myanmar have reacted angrily to the publication of a report into the building a new coal-fired cement plant, Burma News International reports. The report, which follows a consultation on the building of the plant, was seen as being biased towards the Mawlamyine Cement project. The US$400m plant, which is being built as a joint venture between SCG and Pacific Link Cement, is to come online in mid-2016 and will have a capacity of around 1.6Mta....

Nigeria: Ashaka Cement signs NGN11bn coal power agreement

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Ashaka Cement plc has signed a NGN11bn (US$35m) contract with China-based RUNH Power Corp Ltd for the construction of a 16MW lignite-fired coal power plant at its cement plant in Gombe State, Nigeria.  The power plant will be operated by firing coal from Ashaka Cement-owned local coal mine reserves located in Maigana, 140km distance from the cement works. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the facility would enable the cement plant to reduce its reliance on the national grid and diesel-...

India: Ramco expands Tamil Nadu power plant

05 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Environment Ministry of India has given Ramco Cements environmental clearance to expand its captive power plant (CPP) at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu, at a cost of approximately INR214.2m (US$3.18m). Rambo proposed increasing the capacity of the CPP by adding 6MW turbines, taking total power generation from 42MW. Clearance for this project was granted subject to certain conditions, which include having to use coal with sulphur and ash content not exceeding 0.8 and 14 per cent, respectively...