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CRH to invest EUR8m in Lumbres plant

25 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Equiom has announced it will invest EUR8m in its plant in Lumbres, France. The sum represents the largest investment in the works for 15 years, according to Nord Eclair. Last year, improvements were made on the dust filters of the facility, which, along with two other plants, recently came under ownership of Ireland-based CRH. The project enabled the plant to meet European environment standards. The current spate of work centres around a new cooler. This will enable heat recovery from...

Keeping your cool

17 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement Co looks at the importance of optimising cooler operation in managing a cement plant’s energy consumption and protecting downstream equipment. By Amr Nader, Yanbu Cement Co, Saudi Arabia. Figure 1: Yanbu Cement Company process optimisation objectives and footprint One of the strategic goals set by Saudi cement producer Yanbu Cement Co  (YCC) is to maximise asset utilisation at the lowest specific thermal and electrical energy but the highest-possible quality (see Fi...

Mangalam records 8% revenue increase

13 February 2018, Published under Cement News

India-based Mangalam Cement has submitted its results for the quarter ending December 2017, which feature a 46 per cent YoY decrease in net profit to INR27m (US$420,126) from INR58.5m. However, revenue has increased eight per cent to INR2.92bn from INR2.7bn of the year-ago period. The company has also received approval to construct a 11MW waste heat recovery unit at its plant in Morak, Rajasthan, according to Reuters.

Cherat Cement Pakistan profits up by 50%

31 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement (CHCC) of Pakistan has announced 1QFY18 net profit after tax of PKR606m (US$5.75m), up 50 per cent YoY.   The company net sales grew by 33 per cent YoY to PKR 3.891bn. It incurred distribution expenses of PKR81m and administrative expenses of PKR57m compared with PKR63m and PKR50m, respectively in 1QFY17.   Along with result, CHCC announced the installation of a 10MW WHR system on Line III. The plant is expected to cost PKR1.2bn and would commence operations right afte...

Gharibwal WHR plant starts operations

22 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Gharibwal Cement Ltd has started operations from its 20MW waste heat recovery (WHR) system as well as a conveyor belt at its plant located in Chakwal district, Punjab Province, Pakistan. Earlier, the company informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange that it has finalised a contract with CITIC of China for the supply of an 8000tpd line together with a waste heat recovery system. Furthermore, the first shipment of equipment relating to Gharibwal's new 250tph grinding mill has arrived and erec...

New plants in the pipeline for Andhra Pradesh

15 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Three Indian companies have proposed to set up new plants in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Business Standard (India) reports. According to the state government, Chettinad Cement Corp plans to set up a grinding unit and cement plant in Vizag and Guntur districts, respectively, with start-up scheduled for March 2019. Meanwhile, KCP Ltd is to set up a plant in Krishna district, the first phase of which is due to begin operations in a year's time. Rain Group, which also ha...

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: Shree Cement granted ToR for Karnataka plant expansion

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has been granted terms of reference (ToR) by the Environment Ministry to expand its plant in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka. The project involves increasing clinker capacity from 2.4Mta to 4.5Mta, and cement capacity from 4Mta to 6Mta. The plans also include raising the plant’s captive power plant capacity from 44MW to 50MW and its waste heat recovery power plant from 20MW to 35MW. (Source: Economic Research India).

APO Cement Corp signs waste heat agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation

29 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc subsidiary APO Cement Corp has signed an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd. of China to build and operate a 4.5MW waste-heat-to-energy (WHTE) facility in Naga, Cebu. This technology is expected to generate 25,000MW hours annually. The facility is expected to mitigate the negative effects of power service interruptions, help reduce dependence on high-cost power sources, and reduce the cement plant’s carbon footprint, the company said. "Promoting en...

Irish Cement to reduce fossil fuel use, plans WHR project

01 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement is currently preparing to replace fossil fuels at its Platin works in Co Meath, Ireland. The project started with a planning application to Meath County Council in November 2015, and will shortly be lodged with An Bord Pleanála for decision. At present, a series of public information briefing sessions is scheduled to take place between 2-4 March 2017. The application is for planning permission and for a review of the industrial emission licence in Platin to allow for ...