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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...

Cemex launches Dominican Republic solar power plant

16 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced the launch of a 1.5MW power plant to supply renewable energy to its cement plant in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. Cemex said the initiative is part of its commitment to sustainability, to contribute to reduce its carbon footprint and mitigate the impact on climate change. "The contribution represents 1.5MW that will allow us to produce 2.2MkW per year, which equals the energy consumed by 2000 homes", said Cemex cement plant operations director Jesus García Cár...

Chile: Cemento Polpaico to invest in solar power project

21 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemento Polpaico plans to invest US$42m in a 20MW solar power project, to be installed next to its plant in Tiltil municipality, Chile. The park will help diversify Chile's energy mix and will supply renewable energy to the central power network SIC, through the Punta Peuco substation, according to the environmental impact declaration. The company estimates it could start construction works this year. Polpaico, which is 54 per cent owned by Holcim, is Chile’s second-largest cement p...

Cemex completes financing for wind farm project

11 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex has successfully completed the financing of Ventika, a project comprising the construction of two 126MW wind farms each, for a total nominal capacity of 252MW, to be located in General Bravo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The investment for the project is approximately US$650m, of which 75 per cent corresponds to debt and 25 per cent to equity. The debt financiers are the North American Development Bank, Banobras, Nafin, Bancomext and Santander. The equity partners are Fisterra Energy, a compa...

Ketton solar power plant could see year-end start, UK

15 October 2013, Published under Cement News

A new solar power plant to be built on land owned by Hanson Cement could be up-and-running by year-end, with over a third of its power destined to supply the UK cement producer's Ketton works. Lark Energy, based in Market Deeping, has been granted planning permission to create the farm on land near Pit Lane, Ketton, local news reported. If a condition on drainage is approved by Rutland County Council, the firm will be able to start installing the 38,544 panels. Once complete, the solar...