LCL has the advantage of being the only company that sells its products across Pakistan – from Karachi to Peshawar. Its strong network of more than 200 dealers, located at strategic locations throughout the country, has enabled it to create a notable distribution system and access to markets – even in the most remote parts of the country.
The company has acquired multi-purpose trailers to move all kinds of payload. These trailers are used to transport bagged cement from plant to port and on return they carry coal from port to plant. They can carry goods up to 80 t. This venture not only strengthens the overall logistical capacity of LCL, but also reduces heavy transportation costs and the cost of outsourcing transport contractors.
Green technology and reduction in CO2 emissions
LCL installed a waste heat recovery (WHR) system to ensure that its operations are aligned with eco-friendly practices. The design of this plant hinges around the idea of encapsulating all the wasted heat from production system and using it to co-generate electricity.
To curtail the rising fuel costs at its power generation units, the company has installed a WHR plant at its Karachi power plant and an installation at the Pezu power plant is underway. Both WHR units will produce an additional 6 MW of energy, respectively. This will be in addition to the already running WHR systems at the Karachi and Pezu plants. Cumulatively, the WHR projects have not only resulted in curtailing the fuel cost but have also reduced the carbon footprint of the company. The company’s green technology has also catered to the national power grid with a pro-environment approach.
The company’s dual-fuel project qualifies for clean development mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol through which pro-environment organisations earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits.
The company pioneered a dual-fuel conversion project in the Pakistani cement industry, which has helped optimum energy generation while switching from furnace oil to environmentally-friendly sources. The successful implementation of this project has enabled LCL to reduce CO2 emissions by 29 000 tpy.
Additionally, LCL has shifted from coal to tyre derived fuel (TDF). The company is also active in other alternative fuel projects, including: refused derived fuel (RDF) that is making use of municipal solid waste (MSW) and rice husk. The company is proud of its efforts to move from a fossil-based energy to an alternative-energy structure, highlighting its efforts in preserving the ecosystem.
This is part three of a three-part article written by Lucky Cement for World Cement’s October issue and abridged for the website. Subscribers can read the full issue by signing in, and can also catch up on-the-go via our new app for Apple and Android. Non-subscribers can access a preview of the October 2015 issue here.
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