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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...

Domicem wins Energy Award for solar power plant

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Domicem cement plant (Colacem group) has received the award of excellence in the Energy Rinnovabili category, for the project "Improvement in solar park control systems", in the 202 the National Award for Clean Productions, awarded by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in collaboration with other institutions of the Dominican Republic. The 1.5MW solar power plant was built on an area of 16,889m 2 and consists of 4616 photovoltaic panels of 325Wp. The solar park ann...

Power Cement sign deal for 7MW power plant

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd has signed an agreement to set up a 7MW solar power plant at its existing site in Jamshoroo, Sindh state, Pakistan. Power Cement has decided to explore environment-friendly renewable energy solutions without incurring any major capital expenditures. " The company has signed an agreement with Burj Solar Energy (Private) Ltd for procurement of electricity on a fixed tariff (around 40 per cent lower than the existing grid tariff) for the next 20 years," a company bourse fil...

Qassim Cement Co plans 30MW solar power plant

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia's Qassim Cement Co will mandate a consulting firm to help with the preparations for a 30MW solar plant at its site in Buraydah city. Qassim Cement produces about 4Mta of cement. The company will invest SAR152m (US$40.53m) to build a cement mill at its plant in Buraydah with a capacity of 300tph.

Two Pakistan cement plants complete power projects

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) and Flying Cement Co Ltd (FCCL) have both opened new power plants in Pakistan. ACPL informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange that its 20MW solar power plant project has been completed at Hub Chowki, Lasbella in Baluchistan. According to ACPL Company Secretary, Irfan Amanullah, the solar power project was implemented at an estimated cost of PKR1.8bn (US$10.19m) in collaboration with lead consultant Attock Energy Pvt Ltd and leading Chinese suppliers.  Meanwhil...

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 ...

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd wins the Greentech sustainability Award 2021

27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, has won the Greentech Sustainability Award 2021 under the 'Excellence in Affordable & Clean Energy' category. The company won the award after increasing the share of its renewable energy by more than 50 per cent in the total power mix. UCWL prioritised solar and WHR-based power plants over any short-term gains that might have developed from installing a captive thermal power plant. The Whole-Time Director of the compan...

Argos announces US$23m investment in Honduran strategic projects

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos will invest US$23m in several projects to improve operations at its Honduran plants. The investment is also expected to support the country’s growth and development. The company will expand its installed capacity at Piedras Azules, Comayagua, to increase its annual cement production by 35 per cent as it forecasts accelerated market demand. Furthermore, Argos will invest in renewable energy by expanding its solar farm in Comayagua, which was opened in 2020, and currently consists of...

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd commissions 4.35MW of solar power

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd, a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, has commissioned an additional 4.35MW solar power plant, at its manufacturing site Udaipur, Rajasthan.   This is in line with its commitment to increase the renewable energy footprint in the total power mix and reduce the carbon emissions on account of power generated from fossil fuel-based power plants. The share of total green energy generated will result in an additional reduction of 4200t of CO 2 emissions totall...

Holcim Philippines signs contract for two solar power plants

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has signed a 20-year deal with Blueleaf Energy, a leading renewable energy company, to deliver solar power to its plants in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and Bacnotan, La Union. As part of the agreement, Blueleaf will finance, build, operate and maintain solar energy facilities with a combined capacity of 29MW, which are expected to supply up to 15 per cent of the energy requirements of the two Luzon plants by 2024. "Reducing the carbon footprint of our operations is one of our...