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Solar power for Avellaneda

12 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Cementos Avellaneda recently inaugurated its 22MW La Calera Solar Park in San Luis, Argentina. The project will provide the company with over half of its electrical power requirement at its San Luis cement plant and represents an important step towards the decarbonisation of its operations. By Cementos Molins, Spain. Cementos Avellaneda’s 22MW La Calera Solar Park is expected to provide 55 per cent of the electrical energy requirements of the company’s San...

Unlocking the power of waste heat

25 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Waste heat is the largest unused energy resource in the world. Harnessing this untapped potential can be a game-changer. A flexible and proven technology, modular organic-Rankine cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery turns waste heat into electricity while improving business performance, reducing CO 2 emissions, and enhancing overall sustainability in energy-intensive cement production immediately. Through new technologies, ORC modules can now also be used for medium-sized and smaller plants. By ...

Cementos Argos inaugurates solar park in Honduras

22 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has opened its new solar park at its Choloma unit in Río Blanquito, Honduras. The facility is the second-largest in the Honduran cement industry. The company has invested US$1.2m in the new energy facility, which consists of 2100 photovoltaic modules. The solar park will be able to generate 1.6kWh annually and supply 25 per cent of Argos’ plant in Choloma. The project follows a similar one installed at the Comayagua plant in 2020, which consists of more than 32,000 modul...

JK Lakshmi Cement to buy Amplus Helios solar stake

20 September 2023, Published under Cement News

India-based JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd , part of JK Organisation, has announced it will acquire a 20.80 per cent stake in Amplus Helios Pvt Ltd, a special purpose vehicle to set up a 50MWAC solar power plant in Chhattisgarh, India. The stake will be bought for INR21.6m (US$0.25m). The acquisition will enable JK Lakshmi Cement to secure the source of 40MWAC solar power for its Durg plant.

Suez Cement to build Egypt’s first cement WHR

28 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Suez Cement is preparing to commission the country’s first waste heat recovery (WHR) facility in a cement plant by 2023. The project aims to reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by approximately 40,000tpa. By Omar Korshid and Ossama Abdel Wahid, Suez Cement, Egypt. Suez Cement aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions by installing a WHR system at its Helwan plant, Egypt To support Egypt’s national emissions strategies to 2050, domestic cement producer Suez Cement...

Sunshine for Argos Honduras

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Honduran cement industry will see a further round of upgrades and expansion as Argos invests US$23m in key projects at its Piedras Azules and Río Blanquito cement plants. In addition to the expansion of Piedras Azules’ cement capacity, the company will also be investing significantly in renewable energy, including solar power. By Argos, Honduras. The solar farm at Argos’ Piedras Azules plant, inaugurated in 2020 Argos has announced that it will invest US$23m in strategic pro...

Lafarge Canada Inc orders wind power plant for Exshaw works

10 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc (Holcim group) has entered into a purchase power agreement (PPA) with Calgary-based electricity company, TransAlta Corp (TransAlta) for a   100GWh/year of wind power (electricity only) at Exshaw cement plant . "We are proud to have partnered with TransAlta to deliver wind energy to the Exshaw cement plant. Cement manufacturing is an energy-intensive process, and we are considering all levers available to supply our operations with power from renewable sources of ene...

PPC to build 30MW solar plant in Zimbabwe

27 January 2022, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based PPC will build a 30MW solar power facility at its Colleen Bawn clinker plant in Zimbabwe as part of its decarbonisation strategy. The clinker works will use 15MW for its own power needs and feed the balance into the Zimbabwean electricity grid. The project complements the Zimbabwean government’s drive to increase power generation in the country, important in achieving its Vision 2030 goals. Work on the solar plant is expected to start this year. “At Colleen Bawn in Z...

Orient Cement sees start-up of new solar plant

30 December 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based Orient Cement will receive 50 per cent of its annual energy needs at its Maharashtra cement plant thanks to the start-up of a new solar plant. The 13.5MW solar power project was commissioned by Amp Energy India, who operates an open-access facility in Gurgaon village, Osmanabad district. Orient Cement has signed a power purchase agreement with Amp Energy India for the purchase of solar power for 25 years. The cement producer is expected to significantly reduce its energy bills ...

Holcim El Salvador awards solar park contract

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim El Salvador awarded the contract for the construction of a solar park to AES El Salvador. The solar power facility would be built at its El Ronco cement plant in Metapan in the second half of 2022. As part of the US$19m investment AES would be responsible for the installation of 39,200 solar panels as well as the operation of the photovoltaic park for 15 years. The facility is expected to generate 17MW of renewable energy, accounting for 21 per cent of the energy required for cement...