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HeidelbergCement plans to invest EUR25m in Togo

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement intends to invest EUR25m (US$28.2m) in its Togolese subsidiaries Cimtogo, Scantogo and Granutogo, according to Eric Goulignac, the company’s managing director in the country. The investment programme, which will be submitted to the company's Germany-based board, includes the installation of a new grinding unit in Lomé and a solar photovoltaic plant to power its plants, reported Ecofin Agency. Cimtogo reported a net benefit of EUR3.7m in 2017, while Scantogo posted a net ...

SCG Cement signs deal for more solar power

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s SCG Cement has signed a memorandum of understanding with Constant Energy for the deployment of 50MW of solar plants, according to PV Tech. Franck Constant, CEO of Constant Energy, has stated that the various projects are likely to range from 1-5MW in size and that Constant Energy will be the 100 per cent investor. The project will include rooftop, ground-mounted and floating technology. The 50MW of solar power will be installed in multiple provinces of Thailand over a three-year ...

Siam Cement targets floating solar power projects

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) aims to diversify by developing floating solar modules that it hopes to supply as 1GW solar farms to state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). EGAT is planning to eight hydroelectric dams in Thailand over the next 20 years. EGAT announced in January that installation of the first project, a 45MW farm at the Sirindhorn Dam on the country's eastern border, would begin in April, with four others following soon after. But the utility still has not pi...

Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp opens 9.8MW solar power plant

26 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cleantech Solar has completed building an on-site solar PV system for Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp (CMIC) in Cambodia. The whole system includes a 2.8MW floating solar power plant deployment on CMIC's reservoir and the remaining 7MW installed across multiple rooftops of the facility. Through a long-term partnership agreement, the project is expected to generate 297GWh of clean energy, avoiding 197,000t of CO 2 emissions in the system's lifetime. The system will contribute to CMIC's sustaina...

ACC announces new solar project for Egyptian plant

17 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co (ACC), in collaboration with Solarize Egypt, has announced a new solar energy project at its Suez plant. The EGP90m (US$5.02m) plans will be financed through the Qatar National Bank, while the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide a grant and technical support. According to Sergio Alcantarilla, CEO of ACC, the project will enter operation in the 2Q19. The plant will be the only one in the country to use solar energy as part of its energy mix. "Ou...

First 50kW solar cement kiln will be tested throughout 2019

11 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The launch of the first solar reactor operating at 800-1000˚C, using rotary kiln and a horizontal bubbling fluidised bed, to manufacture cement is a step nearer. The Solar Thermal Treatment of Non-Metallic Minerals (SOLPART) is preparing to move from the lab to an industrial-sized test plant. "We have tested a fluidised bed system at the level of between 10kW and 20kW and now we are commissioning a pilot scale reactor with power of between 30kW and 50kW, able to treat 50kg/h calcium carbona...

Domicem celebrates sustainable growth in 2018

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Domicem highlighted its sustainable growth in 2018 as the company’s Managing Director, Adriano Brunetti looked back on the year during the company’s Christmas dinner. "I would like to remind you that in this year we have achieved important goals such as the construction of a photovoltaic energy park, whose work started at the end of 2017 and which we recently inaugurated," Mr Brunetti said. "This new facility is a structure conceived with the most advanced technology currently available, w...

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.

ACC adopts solar power for Kudithini and Thondebhavi grinding mills

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd (LafargeHolcim group) has adopted the use of solar power in the cement manufacturing process at its grinding units in Kudithini and Thondebhavi in Karnataka. The intent is to use about 30MW of solar power at these plants, which will meet over half its annual power requirement – an estimated 45m units of solar power annually. Switching to solar power will reduce CO 2 emissions by 38,000t every year, the equivalent of planting 45,000 trees yearly. An assessment conducted by the Solar...

Ohorongo Cement opens 5MW solar plant

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement officially inaugurated its 5MW solar photovoltaic plant this week at the company’s head offices near Otavi, Otjozondjuba region, Namibia. Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo delivered the keynote address. The Minister said solar power has grown exponentially in Namibia since the inception of the Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff programme in 2014 that its contribution to the grid has resulted in further studies by NamPower and the Electricity Control Board (E...