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PPC Zimbabwe to establish 32MW solar plant

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe has found an investor for its project to establish a 32MW solar plant at its Colleen Bawn plant in Matabeleland South province. Half of the plant’s output will be used for the company’s cement manufacturing operations, while the other half will be supplied to the national power grid. The construction of the project is expected to last around 18 months.

Solar power plant approved for Arabian Cement

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Egyptian Electricity Utilities Regulatory and Consumer Protection Agency (EgyptERA) has approved the construction of a 7.5MW solar power plant for Arabian Cement Co. The approval request was submitted by SolarizEgypt, following an agreement signed with Arabian Cement more than a year ago. SolarizEgypt will construct the solar power plant on an area of approximately 96,000m² and sell the electricity to the cement company for a period of 25 years under a BOOT (Build Own Operate Trans...

Fauji Cement commissions additional solar power plant

18 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 17 March that in addition to the already commissioned 12.5MW captive solar power plant, the company has brought online an additional 2.5MW captive solar power plant. This will increase the captive generation capacity of FCCL to 15MW from renewable energy, says Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal, Company Secretary in a bourse filing. According to a research house report, the increase in power production from renewable energy s...

Cementos Argos installs solar power unit in Honduras

12 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s Celsia CV (Grupo Argos) has installed a 10.6MW solar plant at Cementos Argos’ facility in Comayagua, Honduras. The unit consists of 32,160 solar panels and will be able to meet 20 per cent of the cement plant's electrical demand. As a result, Cementos Argos should be able to avoid some 10,000tpa of CO 2 emissions. The project is Celsia’s first photovoltaic plant in Honduras.

Pakistan installs captive solar power

24 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL), Pakistan, recently installed a 12.5MW captive solar power project at its Attock plant. Plant located at Distt Attock, Pakistan. The project, which was successfully commissioned in May  2019, is the largest captive solar power project in Pakistan’s industrial sector and makes FCCL leader in renewable energy in the country’s cement sector.  Completed in four months, the captive solar power plant saw the erection of over 38,000 Tier 1 solar panels over a 50-acr...

GCC signs 15-year solar power deal in Mexico

18 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV is to operate some of its cement operations in Mexico on solar energy under a newly-signed power purchase agreement (PPA). The company said it signed a 15-year off-take deal with a Mexican solar power supplier for electricity for its cement factory in Juarez, ready-mix and aggregates operations and corporate offices. The PPA starts in January 2021 and will enable GCC and will provide solar power for around 20 per centof the company's total power demand...

Birla Corp acquires stake in AMP Solar Clean Power

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp and RCCPL, its wholly-owned subsidiary, have acquired 26 per cent ownership (7.8 per cent and 18.2 per cent, respectively) of AMP Solar Clean Power. Birla Corp is planning to purchase solar power for its grinding units in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, (Raebareli Cement Works and Raebareli Hitech Cement) and RCCPL’s Kundanganj grinding facility. This will be achieved under the group’s captive scheme that stipulates at least a 26 per cent participation in the equity capital of the so...

Construction on Holcim Hagerstown solar project expected to begin before end 2019

07 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction on the 10MW solar project for LafargeHolcim-owned Holcim US Inc’s Hagerstown plant could commence before the end of the year, according to a project official. The Washington County Planning Commission approved the site plan, giving staff the authority to grant final approval once the last agency review is obtained. Pending final permit approvals, work is expected to start before the end of the year, according to Tom Dodson, CEO of i1Energy, the project’s general contractor. ...

Bharathi Cement commissions 10MW solar power plant

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Bharathi Cement has commissioned a 10MW solar power plant at its 5Mta cement works in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The facility is expected to help cut the company’s overall energy costs by reducing its reliance on thermal power. The project was delivered by Fourth Partner Energy in a record 60 days, according to a company press release. The power plant is part of Bharathi’s long-term plan to transition to renewable energy.

Fauji Cement Co commissions 12.5MW solar power plant

24 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Reon Energy Ltd has announced the commissioning of its latest 12.5MW captive solar power project at Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL) in Jhang Bahtar, Punjab, Pakistan. The plant is expected to produce approximately 20GWh annually and will avoid around 121,437t of equivalent CO 2 emissions over the next 10 years. The project aims to integrate the new photovoltaic project with the existing power generating facility. "The 12.5MW solar plant shall offset higher energy prices for power from gri...