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ECEBOL signs contract for natural gas supply

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

ECEBOL's new plant in Potosí, Bolivia, is expected to be supplied with natural gas by Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) through an 8km pipeline that will connect YPFB’s Transporte system with the cement factory. ECEBOL and YPFB signed a contract guaranteeing the supply of 11.9MMcf of natural gas per day, which will be used to produce cement and clinker that will supply national and international demand. "We have been making progress with the connections to the differen...

Shree Cement receives approval for rooftop solar project

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC), in India, has approved the net metering connectivity requested by Shree Cement for a captive rooftop solar power project of 1.99MW at 132kV supply. The state regulator said that connectivity would be provided subject to the fulfillment of requirements concerning system protection, data communication, and metering of the Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Ltd, State Load Despatch Center and the Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd (...

LafargeHolcim to invest CHF100m in Indian WHR projects

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced a CHF100m (US$111.84m) investment in India for waste heat recovery systems. The investment will be completed across six sites over the next two years, as part of the group’s net zero roadmap. "On our net zero journey, we set ourselves an ambitious scope 2 target. I am very excited to see India leading the way by investing CHF100m in waste heat recovery. This major step forward builds on our procurement teams’ work in renewable energy," said Magali Anderson, chi...

From WHRPG to EfW

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

As cement plants search for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, waste heat recovery power generation (WHRPG) systems are becoming more popular. The use of biomass also provides potential as an energy-from-waste (EfW) solution to produce electrical power. Developments in WHRPG and biomass/EfW power generation systems are discussed below, including new technologies for energy saving and environmental load reduction. By Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan. Figure 1: flow of a waste h...

Cemex announces plans for US$1bn bond issue

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced plans to issue US$1bn worth of bonds, with a 7.375 per cent coupon and a maturity date of June 2027. The issue is expected to be used to support ongoing business activities, including debt repayment. The bonds will be issued with an option to repurchase them four years prior to maturing and the offering period will close on 5 June.  Elsewhere, Mexico's energy regulator approved new rates that electricity providers must pay the national power utility for transmission...

Cemex Colombia extends O&M contract with Wärtsilä

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Colombia has awarded Wärtsilä the four-year extension to the operation and maintenance (O&M), marking a 25-year continuous partnership by 2023. The 26MW Caracolito Cemex power plant operates on five Wärtsilä 18-cylinder 34SG engines in V-configuration running on natural gas. It provides a reliable electricity supply to power the cement facility’s day-to-day production requirements. In addition to reliability, Wärtsilä’s continued O&M services ensure, among other things, optimised and...

Indian petcoke imports rise in October

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India imported 809,000t of petcoke in October 2019, up more than 364 per cent from the year-ago period, according to Iman Resources. The imports were primarily sent from the US and Saudi Arabia, at 372,000t and 295,000t, respectively. Oman sent 38,000t, while 32,000t came from China. The origin of the remaining 72,000t was not clarified. The spike has been related to the lifting of the petcoke consumption order in October 2018, which saw cement producers increase their fuel-grade petcoke i...

Confidence Power Bogra starts commercial production

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The Confidence Power Bogra Ltd has informed Dhaka Stock Exchange two days ago that the Board of Directors has agreed with the decision taken in the Board of Directors of Confidence Power Holdings Ltd, an associate of Confidence Cement Ltd, having 41 per cent stake in its equity capital, that upon successful testing and commissioning the Confidence Power Bogra Ltd, a 99 per cent subsidiary of Confidence Power Holdings Ltd, has started commercial operation of its HFO based. The net 113MW pow...

Venezuelan cement output below 50% of market requirement

30 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The production of cement in Venezuela is less than half of the country’s demand of 18Mt, according to El Impulso. Output is currently down from 9Mt to 4Mta, due to issues with electrical power supply, equipment and inputs, said Orlando Chirinos, president of the Federation of Cement Workers (Fetracemento) and secretary general of the cement workers syndicate of Lara state. In terms of equipment, cement producers face challenges in obtaining refractory bricks, metallic grinding media and sl...

Dangote Cement signs new asset management contract with GE

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) to deploy an Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to reduce unplanned downtime and enhance performance of power generation assets at two cement plants in Obajana and Ibese, Nigeria. The project also includes extending the current service agreement for the seven GE LM6000PC aeroderivative gas turbines installed at the sites for an additional 50,000 operating hours. "We are proud to continue our 13-year collaboration w...