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Bharathi Cement commissions 10MW solar power plant

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Bharathi Cement has commissioned a 10MW solar power plant at its 5Mta cement works in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The facility is expected to help cut the company’s overall energy costs by reducing its reliance on thermal power. The project was delivered by Fourth Partner Energy in a record 60 days, according to a company press release. The power plant is part of Bharathi’s long-term plan to transition to renewable energy.

Cementos BSA signs renewable energy contract with Engie

08 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement producer Cementos BSA has signed an agreement with energy firm Engie Energía Chile, which will supply 35GWh per year of renewable energy, according to business newspaper Estrategia. With the contract Cementos BSA becomes the first company in Chile to source its energy from solar and hydropower sources and achieve the international I-REC certification, which confirms efforts made by industry to reduce its carbon footprint. "For Cementos BSA, having the most modern cement p...

Tokyo Cement inaugurates second biomass power plant

11 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Sri Lankan cement producer Tokyo Cement has officially opened its second biomass power plant at Trincomalee in the presence of country president Maithripala Sirisena, Daily News (Sri Lanka) reported. The Tokyo Eastern Biomass Plant began construction in 2015 with an investment of over LKR2.5bn (US$16.3m). The plant will contribute 70GWh per year to the national grid, generated using industrial and agricultural waste sourced through community trade. In total, the plant will produce 160,...

Morocco: Ciments du Maroc cancels Safi wind farm project

07 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Ciments du Maroc, an Italcementi subsidiary, has abandoned plans to construct a wind farm at its Safi site on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, SeeNews Renewables reports. The company will instead explore the possibilities of buying in energy from local suppliers. Co mmenting on the decision, CEO, Mario Bracci, said: "Today, different opportunities exist and a number of supply contracts are being offered to us." Mr Bracci added that Ciments du Maroc was considering a deal with Nareva, an ener...

Chile: Cemento Polpaico's photovoltaic park gets environmental green light

09 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Chile's environmental authorities have approved a plan of local cement maker Cemento Polpaico SA  for the construction of a 23.5-MW photovoltaic (PV) park as part of the central system SIC. The approval, published on Friday, envisages the installation of 243,120 modules near Cemento Polpaico's Cerro Blanco industrial plant in Tiltil, Chacabuco province. The solar facility will require an initial investment of US$42m (EUR 38.9m) and its energy will be injected into the grid through the exist...

Hope Construction Materials supplies Scottish wind farm, UK

19 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials, Britain’s leading independent concrete producer has just completed the supply of almost 12,000m3 of ready-mixed concrete to a new Scottish wind farm being built by renewable energy specialists Community Windpower Ltd. Hope Construction Materials supplies Aikengall II Community Wind Farm with 12,000m3 of ready-mixed concrete (Photo credit: 360 Aerial Photography) The concrete has provided the foundations for 19 new wind turbines at Aikengall II C...

ACCIONA Energía wins IADB award for Cemex Eurus wind farm project

07 April 2015, Published under Cement News

ACCIONA Energía has won the Infraestructura 360º prize awarded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) for the sustainability of its infrastructure projects implemented in the Latin America/Caribbean area. The winning project was the Eurus wind farm, built and operated by ACCIONA Energía México as a self-supply project for Cemex. The jury particularly highlighted its positive impact on the quality of life of the surrounding community. The award, granted in the modality of Población y...

Asia Cement in renewable energy schools project, Thailand

07 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement, part of the Italcementi Group, has initiated the "25 Renewable Energy Schools Project" as part of the Thai cement producers corporate social responsibility, environmental and energy efforts. The project involves the installation of 4kW on-grid solar PV rooftops to be used alongside electricity distributed by the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) in 25 small and medium- sized schools. They are situated around three cement plants in Phra Phutthabat district located in Sarabu...

Cemex creates Cemex Energia

20 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today the creation of Cemex Energia, an energy division that aims to develop a portfolio of power projects that will supply about 3-5 per cent of Mexico's electricity needs over the next five years. “We are very enthusiastic about Mexico’s energy sector future, and we will leverage on our experience in developing projects that benefit the country,” said Fernando A Gonzalez, CEO of Cemex. First milestone The first milestone achieved by the new unit is the signing of a jo...

Baticim Enerji signs loan agreement, Turkey

04 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Turkish renewable energy producer Baticim Enerji Elektrik Uretim has signed a US$40m loan agreement with local lender Akbank, Baticim Enerji’s affiliate company Baticim Bati Anadolu Cimento Sanayii said. Baticim Enerji will use the 10-year loan to finance balance settlements for its Kovada I, Kovada II and Hasanlar hydropower plants (HPP), Baticim Bati Anadolu Cimento said in a bourse filing on Tuesday. The 8.25MW Kovada I HPP, the 51.2MW Kovada II HPP and the 10 MW Hasanlar HPP have an...