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Cemex invests US$320m in solar energy

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex will invest US$320m in a solar farm in Zacatecas, Mexico. The solar power plant will have a capacity of 378MW. “At cement we bring different projects and we do not rule out starting other solar farms,” said Beatriz Padilla García, business development consultant of Cemex’s energy arm.  The facility is expected to start operations next year. Electricity generated by the plant will be sold to the private sector.

Turkey turns the tables

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Despite weathering a series of fluctuations in its economic, political and social structure within the last year, Turkey is once again witnessing a boost in its construction market as a result of urban transformation projects. As a result, the country’s cement industry is expected to expand further in the coming years. By Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB), Turkey. Exports will play an important role in the future of the country’s cement industry In 2017 Turkey exp...

2048 predicted

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The 30th anniversary of the first publication of International Cement Review (ICR) in July 1988 has arrived. While last month’s Technical Forum considered the major changes in the world cement industry over the past 30 years of ICR, this issue will look at what changes might be anticipated over the next 30 years. There is no alternative to cement for constructing the world’s required infrastructure Last month’s review of the last 30 years of ICR was based around three threads. T...

Proposal for solar array at Holcim US Hagerstown

11 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc is proposing the construction of a 10MW solar power plant on a 120-acre section of its property just south of Antietam Creek, near its cement plant in Hagerstown (MD), USA, according to reports in the Herald Mail-Media. NRG Solar Hagerstown LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc, will lease the site for 35 years and build the array to supply up to 20 per cent of power required by the cement plant. The project is expected to provide renewable energy to the plant for at least 20...

Hyundai Cement seeks to build solar power plant

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

South Korean cement producer Hyundai Cement Co is looking to build a photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its existing cement facility in Dangyang. The consortium of Hanil Cement and LK Investment Partners, which gained ownership of Hyundai Cement last month, is considering using some part of the company’s Danyang factory site in North Chungcheong Province to build a solar energy farm. It aims to improve profitability by replacing some aged facilities at the site with the green plant.

APC: Moroccan cement producers use renewables for 80% of energy requirements

16 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement producers source about 80 per cent of its energy from renewable energy sources, Mohamed Chaibi, president of the Moroccan cement association, APC, said. Leading the way is LafargeHolcim Maroc as three of its cement plants use mainly wind energy, up to 85 per cent of the total, thanks to its own wind farm near by. The company has also concluded power purchase contracts with Nareva and Acwa Power to supply renewable power to a total of eight sites in Morocco.

Mexico: Ventika wind park officially opened

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the Ventika wind park in General Bravo, Nuevo León. The facility has a capacity of 252MW and is expected to generate 1mkWh annually. The project was developed by a consortium consisting of Acciona, the capital fund Blackstone, Cemex Energía and Fisterra Energy. Construction finished December 2015 and the park started operation last April. The head of state said the US$650m project would help the country to reach its clean energy targets ...

Pennsuco's green credentials

15 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Over the past few years, Titan America has transformed its Pennsuco cement plant into a leading pioneer of green initiatives for the cement industry. As well as using alternative fuels for pyroprocessing, the company has excellent experience of energy-efficient production, improved recycling methods and water sustainability. By Muhammad Furqan Khan, Pennsuco Cement, USA. The Pennsuco cement works is the biggest plant in Florida with a clinker and cement capacity of 2.2Mta and 2.5Mt...