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New plants in the pipeline for Andhra Pradesh

15 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Three Indian companies have proposed to set up new plants in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Business Standard (India) reports. According to the state government, Chettinad Cement Corp plans to set up a grinding unit and cement plant in Vizag and Guntur districts, respectively, with start-up scheduled for March 2019. Meanwhile, KCP Ltd is to set up a plant in Krishna district, the first phase of which is due to begin operations in a year's time. Rain Group, which also ha...

Powering up

03 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Waste heat recovery (WHR) power generation can add a valuable source of power to a cement plant. However, this requires the selection of the most suitable thermodynamic system for the plant’s process conditions. By Cai Zhenyu, Nanjing Kisen International Engineering Co Ltd, and Ming Fang, Nanjing Kesen Kenen Environment & Energy Co Ltd, China. NKK-patented AQC boiler in China Since the 1970s and early 1980s, medium- and low-temperature pure waste heat recovery (WHR) power genera...

India: Shree Cement granted ToR for Karnataka plant expansion

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has been granted terms of reference (ToR) by the Environment Ministry to expand its plant in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka. The project involves increasing clinker capacity from 2.4Mta to 4.5Mta, and cement capacity from 4Mta to 6Mta. The plans also include raising the plant’s captive power plant capacity from 44MW to 50MW and its waste heat recovery power plant from 20MW to 35MW. (Source: Economic Research India).

APO Cement Corp signs waste heat agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation

29 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc subsidiary APO Cement Corp has signed an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd. of China to build and operate a 4.5MW waste-heat-to-energy (WHTE) facility in Naga, Cebu. This technology is expected to generate 25,000MW hours annually. The facility is expected to mitigate the negative effects of power service interruptions, help reduce dependence on high-cost power sources, and reduce the cement plant’s carbon footprint, the company said. "Promoting en...

Irish Cement to reduce fossil fuel use, plans WHR project

01 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement is currently preparing to replace fossil fuels at its Platin works in Co Meath, Ireland. The project started with a planning application to Meath County Council in November 2015, and will shortly be lodged with An Bord Pleanála for decision. At present, a series of public information briefing sessions is scheduled to take place between 2-4 March 2017. The application is for planning permission and for a review of the industrial emission licence in Platin to allow for ...

Pakistan: Pioneer Cement inaugurates WHR unit at Chenki plant

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Pioneer Cement has marked the formal coming into operation of the new waste heat recovery plant at its Chenki plant by celebrating the firm’s environmental credentials. Writing in the Business Recorder, Pioneer notes that the facility’s conversion to coal has increased emissions, but that this has been countered by greater efficiency. “I take this opportunity to convey my appreciation and gratitude to the entire Project team for their untiring efforts in completion of project in record...

UAE: Arkan cutting energy usage in response to price rises

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Emirati building materials firm Arkan, which operates the Al Ain and Emirates cement factories, has announced a series of energy saving measures in response to rising prices for electricity, water and natural gas, Trade Arabia reports. The initiatives include the installation of a waste heat recovery unit on the clinker cooler at the Al Ain cement factory. Arkan is also conducting a feasibility study on the construction of a captive coal-fired power plant for the facility. As an interi...

India: Sagar Cement reviews expansion plans

13 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cement is reportedly convening a meeting of its Board of Directors on 19 October. The meeting will address proposals for setting up a coal-based power plant at the company’s unit in Mattampally, Nalgonda district, and the capacity expansion of the grinding unit in Bayyavaram, Visakhapatnam district. The capacities for the two plants in question were not disclosed in the company’s statement. The company’s 2015-16 annual report states that Sagar plans to acquire a 181,500tpa grinding ...

Pakistan: positive outlook for Pioneer Cement

21 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The outlook for 2017 for Pioneer Cement Ltd appears to be positive, with major projects related to the company’s growth and energy efficiency expected to make further progress. These projects are forecast to boost the company’s profit margins. They include the installation of a 12MW waste heat recovery system, due for commissioning in November-December 2016 and a new 2500tpd grinding mill, which will improve production by 25-30 per cent once completed in February-March 2017. Pioneer C...

Kohat Cement reports profit increase of 32.7%

05 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement announced a profit after tax of PKR4.4bn (US$42.1m) for the financial year ending 30 June 2016, a 32.7 per cent increase from the PKR3.2bn achieved in the corresponding period last year. Gross profit was posted at PKR6.49bn compared to PKR4.81bn in the previous year. In the given period, net sales increased 12.4 per cent to PKR14.02bn compared to PKR12.47bn in the previous year. Cost of sales for the same period was reported at PKR7.5bn, a slight decrease from the PKR7.65bn p...