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BUA Cement signs contract for third power plant from Wartsila

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä for the delivery of a 70MW dual-fuel power plant for its Obu Line 3 project in Edo state. The gas power plant will be the third facility to be commissioned from Wärtsilä, as BUA seeks to increase total production capacity across all locations to 17Mta by 2023. “Currently, we have phased out the use of coal across our factories and are now shifting to gas-powered plants. As we ramp up our capacity, there is need to complement it with effic...

Coal rally continues amid high European gas prices

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Since ICR’s most recent energy report , the coal rally continues, driven by high prices for gas and CO2 allowances in Europe. Coal prices for the 4Q22 are currently at US$163/t for API2 and US$159/t for API4 coal.CO2 allowances for December 2021 were valued at EUR60.00. Meanwhile, the price of Brent oil stood at US$75.25/barrel. With the supply of petcoke down after hurricanes, the petcoke illiquid market pushed higher. Petcoke prices for USGC 6.5 per cent reached US$122/t while the price...

Gas supply to Lucky Cement Pezu plant cut off

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement has seen gas supply cut off at its Pezu plant as a result of the ongoing drive against gas theft undertaken by Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. In a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, the company management highlighted the major shutdown at its Pezu plant in Lucky Marwat district, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. “For the past almost four months, we are facing major gas shutdowns atour plant and we have been raising the issue continuousl...

Australia: Adelaide Brighton Cement agrees gas deal

06 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adelaide Brighton Ltd, has signed a gas purchase agreement with Beach Energy Ltd for the delivery of exMoomba of processed sales gas from Beach's 100 per cent owned Western Flank acreage. Supply of gas over a 12-month term is expected to commence on 1 January 2017, with the agreement replacing Beach's existing ex PEL 106 raw gas sales contract. Any production beyond contract volumes will be available for sale via the spot market or...

Dangote announces price rise, starts coal mining in November

01 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's sales growth remains robust with Nigerian vollumes up 15 per cent in July and August. However, in the current quarter, the company has seen disruption to the gas supply, its preferred fuel in Nigeria. This has led to a substantial hike in its fuel costs as the company increasingly relies on LPFO and, to a lesser extent, on coal as prices for these alternatives are up to three times higher. The significant devaluation of the naira against the US dollar has also contributed to...

Cyclic processes

10 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Technical Forum has covered the topic of the cyclic processes taking place in a cement kiln on a number of occasions over the last 15 years. Regular readers may think that there is not much more to be said on the subject. However, these processes remain one of the most frequent sources of questions and, therefore, it is perhaps time to revisit this topic. In one of the many cycles operating in a cement plant, alkali salts evaporate in the burning zone and are carried back to th...