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Fauji Cement to set up solar power plant

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 3 August 2018 that its Board of Directors in a special meeting discussed and approved setting up of 12.5MW captive solar power plant at Site in Jhang Bahtar, Attock, Punjab.   According to Brig (Rtd) Riaz Ahmed Gondal, company secretary, the project would be competed in 6-7 months and will help to overcome energy cost.   Earlier, FCCL had commissioned a 12MW waste heat recovery (WHR) plant in 2015.  

Ohorongo Cement to open solar power plant

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement is to be serviced by a solar power plant that is being constructed by Gildemeister Energy Solutions GmbH is co-developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor. Solar development company SunEQ GmbH, Hamburg, Germany reports that it has the finance in place for the project that will see a 5MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant built in the Otjozondjupa region in Namibia for the cement company.   The solar farm, whose capacity in direct current (DC) stand...

Iranian cement producer invests in solar power

29 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran-based Shahrekord Cement Company has had a 1.5MW photovoltaic system by Fronius Solar Energy installed at its cement plant. The project is not only unique due to the large output generated but also due to its location. The Shahrekord Cement site is 2300m above sea level in the city of Shahrekord, also known as the 'Roof of Iran'. The region is prone to hot summers and cold winters, with ambient temperatures varying between -10 and +50˚C – conditions that made this a complicated projec...

Cemex Colombia to study solar farm construction

29 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Colombia, the mayor of Ibague and LG announced they will initiate the technical, economic and legal studies required to build a solar farm that will supply sustainable power Tolima’s public lighting system. The farm would be located on a 56ha site, owned by the Mayor’s Office on the Doima-Buenos Aires highway. Around 16ha of solar panels would be installed. The electricity generated could also be used at Cemex’s Tolima cement plant to reduce greenhouse gases.

Bamburi Cement suspends plans to switch to solar power

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement has put its plans to switch to solar power on hold, reports Standard Digital. The high cost of the project has left the company to resort to other methods to reduce its rising energy expenses, such as using waste tyres for fuel.  Bamburi Cement spends KES2.4bn (US$23.2m) annually on electricity to run its two plants in Mombasa and Nairobi. These figures make it the second-highest consumer of electricity in Kenya. To reduce that power usage by a significant factor, the compa...

Taiwan Cement plans to create 20MW of green energy

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp plans to spend TWD980m (US$32.45) on a green energy project at the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park. The project involves the development of photovoltaic systems and onshore wind farms, according to the Taipei Times. The project intends to regenerate the company’s unused facilities at the industrial park. Due to begin operations in 2Q18, it is expected that 20MW of electricity will be produced when fully operational. Alongside these plans, Taiwan Cement released its ...

Proposal for solar array at Holcim US Hagerstown

11 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc is proposing the construction of a 10MW solar power plant on a 120-acre section of its property just south of Antietam Creek, near its cement plant in Hagerstown (MD), USA, according to reports in the Herald Mail-Media. NRG Solar Hagerstown LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc, will lease the site for 35 years and build the array to supply up to 20 per cent of power required by the cement plant. The project is expected to provide renewable energy to the plant for at least 20...

Hyundai Cement seeks to build solar power plant

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

South Korean cement producer Hyundai Cement Co is looking to build a photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its existing cement facility in Dangyang. The consortium of Hanil Cement and LK Investment Partners, which gained ownership of Hyundai Cement last month, is considering using some part of the company’s Danyang factory site in North Chungcheong Province to build a solar energy farm. It aims to improve profitability by replacing some aged facilities at the site with the green plant.

Ohorongo Cement breaks ground on new solar plant

06 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 5MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant which will provide green and clean electricity to the company’s cement plant in Namibia. The close to NAD100m (US$7.8m) investment is expected to be in operation by the end of 2017, and will be located in close proximity to the Sargberg cement plant in Otavi. SunEQ four Investment, an independent power producer and solar asset development platform, in collaboration with its...

India: Sagar Cements to invest another INR280m in power projects

13 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cements has announced that it is to invest a further INR280m (US$4.35m) to complete the construction of a captive power plant and finance a new solar project, according to reports in the Hindu. The extra money will go towards raising the capacity of the coal-fired captive power plant being built at the firm’s Mattampally plant from 15MW to 18MW. In addition, Sagar is to install a 1MW solar power plant, to be commissioned by June 2017. Sagar also announced that its BMM subsidia...