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Approval granted for Lafarge and PGNiG’s joint venture agreement

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World Cement,

The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has approved a joint venture agreement signed by PGNiG Termika, PGNiG’s heat generation subsidiary, and Lafarge for the construction of a flyash separator at PGNiG’s plant in Siekierki, Warsaw. The agreement, signed in November 2013, dictates that PGNiG Termika will hold a 70% stake in the business.

As part of the agreement, the partners will build a unit that separates ashes produced during power generation at PGNiG’s Siekierki plant. Separation technology involves the recovery of high-calorie ashes and re-burning power boilers. High carbon ash will be used for further combustion and proash (the remainder of the ash) will be purchased by Lafarge for use in its cement and concrete production plants. Proash is desirable for use in the cement production process due to its low combustibility.

This is the second planned project of this type to be undertaken by Lafarge in Poland. The company previously constructed and installed a flyash separator in cooperation with Ciech Group, which is successfully in operation at the facility in Janików.

Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling

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