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Holcim Argentina to replace 35% of energy with wind power

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has signed a contract with YPF Luz to replace 35 per cent of its conventionally-sourced energy with wind power. This translates to 142,000Mwh per annum of demand, which YPF Luz will supply from its 30MW Los Teros wind farm. The wind farm is currently being constructed in Azul, Buenos Aires, and will begin delivering power to the Argentine Interconnected System in February 2020. "It is a pleasure to present this agreement. It is a sign of Holcim’s commitment to sustainabilit...

LafargeHolcim Paulding harnesses wind power

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Paulding plant has become the group's first cement plant in North America to harness wind power. "Distributed wind energy is a first for LafargeHolcim in North America and something we're excited to leverage," said Jamie M Gentoso, CEO of US Cement operations. "The Paulding cement plant has been an anchor of this region for decades, producing high-quality cement and mineral components for our nation’s highways, roads, airports and national landmarks. Investing in new ways to...

Adelaide Brighton awards power contract to Infigen

28 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Adelaide Brighton has awarded Infigen Energy’s Lake Bonney wind farm the contract to supply power to two cement plants north of Adelaide and a quarry on Yorke Peninsula. The deal is understood to extend over five years and involve a larger volume of power than the 88GWh transaction signed last week with Pacific Hydro by 14 firms, cities and municipal agency, reports the Australian Financial Review. The Adelaide Brighton deal will involve supply from Infigen's existing port...

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 ...

APC: Moroccan cement producers use renewables for 80% of energy requirements

16 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement producers source about 80 per cent of its energy from renewable energy sources, Mohamed Chaibi, president of the Moroccan cement association, APC, said. Leading the way is LafargeHolcim Maroc as three of its cement plants use mainly wind energy, up to 85 per cent of the total, thanks to its own wind farm near by. The company has also concluded power purchase contracts with Nareva and Acwa Power to supply renewable power to a total of eight sites in Morocco.

Mexico: Ventika wind park officially opened

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the Ventika wind park in General Bravo, Nuevo León. The facility has a capacity of 252MW and is expected to generate 1mkWh annually. The project was developed by a consortium consisting of Acciona, the capital fund Blackstone, Cemex Energía and Fisterra Energy. Construction finished December 2015 and the park started operation last April. The head of state said the US$650m project would help the country to reach its clean energy targets ...

Cemex Dominicana to buy 11.5MW of wind power

02 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The power company EGE Haina will sell wind energy to Cemex Dominicana, for its cement plant located in San Pedro (east), as a unregulated user of the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI). The agreement allows Cemex to replace electricity generated from fossil fuels, with energy from renewable sources for its San Pedro plant, thereby lowering its CO 2 emissions.  The 11.5MW (average) of clean energy contracted from EGE Haina will be added to the 1.5MW which Cemex itself produces...

Egypt: Italcementi to build wind park

27 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Italcementi SpA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Egypt for the construction of a 120MW wind park in the coastal town of El-Zaafarana, where the government has agreed to allocate land. The company will invest some US$200m (EUR160.6m) in the plant, starting construction in the 2Q15, said Omar Mehanna, chairman of Italcementi’s Suez Cement Co, as cited by Ahram Online. Once the wind farm is completed at the end of 2015, Italcementi will consider the constr...


03 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Italcementi's Egyptian subsidiary Suez Cement is expecting to start burning coal at its Katameya (Suez) works this autumn and the use of coal will also be introduced at the Tora and Helwan works within the next two years. The subsidiary Italgen is bringing on-stream 120MW of wind power generated electricity capacity by the end of this year, which should cover some 40 per cent of Suez Cement's electricity requirements. After the completion of a second investment programme, hopefully in 201...