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Gotland could eventially see wind powered cement production

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementa (HeidelbergCement group) and utility group Vattenfall are proposing a pilot cement plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to be run on wind power instead of fossil fuels. Vattenfall and Cementa will conduct an in-depth study this year into how the pilot plant can be built.  Simulations indicate that the electrification of Cementa's Gotland factory would work well together with the planned expansion of wind energy on the island. The pilot plant project came as a result of Vattenfall...

Asia Cement invests in green wind energy

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement Corp announced yesterday that the company is partnering with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to develop an offshore wind farm that could be in operation before the end of 2020. The TWD60bn (US$2.05bn) Hsinchu Offshore Wind Power Project is a 450MW off the Taiwan coast. Asia Cement President, Kun-Yen Lee, said, the cement producer would cover TWD20bn-30bn of the development costs, in line with the 20-30 per cent self-financing ratio of most wind projects. The loc...

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...

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...

Suez Cement diversifies fuel sources

18 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement, part of the Italcementi group, is working towards diversifying its fuel sources with coal to be used in one of its factories before year-end.  The company will begin using coal next November at its factory in Suez, company CEO Omar Mehanna said. Two of its other factories in Tora and Helwan will start in two years, "We will begin using coal to generate energy for cement production cement in our Katameya factory by the end of this month in order to produce 3Mta," he said. ...

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...

Egypt: fuel supply problems cause Suez Cement to act

07 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement has turned to wind power to help it meet its energy needs. The project at Gulf El-Zeit is part of the government's objective to output 7000MW or 20 per cent of Egypt's energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. The Gulf El-Zeit initiative will be able to supply one third of the energy Suez Cement requires, but is unlikely to surpass this amount. “The electricity supplied by the grid will be used in the crushing part, while in cooking you need flame and heat so electricity is ...

Italcementi subsidiary signs wind farm agreement, Egypt

24 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company signed a contract with Italgen, a subsidiary of Italcementi Group, to build a wind farm to help meet Suez Cement's energy requirements. The contract authorises Italgen, which has been studying the possibility of incorporating wind technology since 2008, to become the first private investor to enter the Egyptian National Grid, and build a wind energy park in the area of Gulf El-Zeit, according to a statement issued on Sunday. Electrical energy g...

Lucky Cement to receive approval for wind farm investment, Pakistan

14 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producer Lucky Cement is to set to receive approval at an extra-ordinary general meeting on 31 May for an investment in the associated company Yunus Energy Ltd which is establishing a 50MW wind power plant in Sindh. The Pakistan Banker reports that Lucky Cement plans to make an investment of PKR385m (US$4m), divided into 38.5 million ordinary shares of PKR10 each.