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Sanghi Industries invests in energy, port development

21 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Sanghi Industries is to invest in a 15MW waste heat recovery (WHR) system at its cement plant in Kutch, Gujarat, as part of the company’s drive to enhance efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. Explaining the company’s strategy, Alok Sanghi, Director of Sanghi Industries Ltd said: “Our focus is on increasing efficiencies at our manufacturing facilities as well as reducing our carbon footprint by cutting down on pollutants that affect the environment.” Sanghi has signed a contract for...

World Bank expected to provide US$200m for Vietnam WHR systems

23 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The World Bank is expected to provide US$200m for Vietnam's cement companies to invest in technology to collect heat from their kilns to generate power, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). VNCA said the financing pledge is part of the international lender’s programme to finance efficient energy consumption for the local cement industry and the step can help save some 30 per cent of electricity used in cement production. The association’s chairman, Nguyen Quang Cu...

Semen Indonesia starts Tuban WHR plant construction

24 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has commenced the construction of a 30.6MW power plant at its Tuban cement works to reduce the company’s electricity costs. Using heat from the cement production process, the waste heat recovery plant represents an investment of IDR638bn (US53m). The project is expected to be completed in 26 months’ time with the plant due to come online in 2H16. In 2013 Semen Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan-based JFE Engineering Corporation for the WHRS ...

UltraTech Cement's power provisions

16 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In India, finish grinding typically consumes around 40 per cent of power while raw material preparation and clinker burning account for an additional 30 per cent. Therefore, an uninterrupted power supply is key to the smooth operation of any cement plant. To ensure such a supply, UltraTech Cement has recently commissioned captive power units at its Rawan, Rajashree and Andhra Pradesh works and is expanding its power provision with other forms of clean energy. By UltraTech Cement, India. ...

Decisions, decisions...

14 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Waste heat power generation (WHPG) has become an increasingly attractive option for cement producers seeking to reduce net energy consumption, enhance sustainablity and remain competitive. While evaluating the installation of a WHPG system in terms of energy costs savings is a primary consideration, it is also crucial to ensure the system integrates seamlessly with the cement production process and is adapted to meet the individual characteristics of each plant. By JFE Engineering Corp, Japa...

Najran launches waste heat recovery operations

01 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based producer Najran Cement said launched operations of its waste heat recovery project yesterday. The company successfully completed the performance guarantee tests stated in its contract with Sinoma of China, according to local press reports.

Apo energy deal gets government approval

19 May 2014, Published under Cement News

The ancillary services procurement agreement (ASPA) between the National Grid Corp of the Philippines (NGCP) and Apo Cement Corp (ACC) has been approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). The agreement states that ACC will provide ancillary services from its Apo Cement power plant with the capacity of 69MW. It may only nominate the available capacity of the said plant for the ancillary services. However, since the contract is on a nonfirm basis, it has the right not to nominate any...

Catic wins waste heat recovery project from Goltas Goller Bolgesi Cimento, Tukey

01 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Turkish cement maker Goltas Goller Bolgesi Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret said it has contracted Chinese company Catic Beijing Co Ltd to set up a waste heat recovery power plant at a total cost of some US$20m (EUR14m).

Lucky Cement 1HFY14 net profit rises 20%

27 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan market leader Lucky Cement reported a 20 per cent rise in net profit for the first half of FY14 boosted by in part by higher prices. Net profit for the six months to the end of December 2013 stood at PKR5.16bn (US$49.2m) compared to PKR4.49bn in the same period of the year before. Revenue improved 11.8 per cent YoY to PKR19.57bn against PKR17.51bn in the 1HFY13. Commenting on the results, Global Research said revenues grew on the back of a 10 per cent YoY increase in domestic c...

Phase 2 of Najran WHR trial operations to continue to end-April

22 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Najran Cement has said trial operations of a second phase of its waste heat recovery plant are expected to continue to the end of April, the Saudi-based producer said in a bourse statement. The company launched phase 1 of trial operations at the plant on 11 January which will take 10 days to complete. Commercial operations are yet to be announced. The 27.1MW project is being carried out by China’s Sinoma Energy Conservation on a turnkey basis.  The US$44.9m investment will help Najran to r...