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Lucky Cement inaugurates fifth WHR plant

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Pakistani cement maker, Lucky Cement, has inaugurated a new waste heat recovery (WHR) plant in Pezu in Khyber-Pakhunkhwa province. According to local media reports, the plant is the company’s third WHR plant in Pezu and fifth overall.

The new WHR plant has an installed capacity of 10 MW.

The plant has been set up to utilise the waste heat from two cement production lines with a daily output of 2400 t. The project was set up in collaboration with Chinese engineering company, Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd.

According to Lucky Cement CEO, Muhammad Ali Tabba, the company’s WHR plant “has not only significantly reduced cost by co-generating electricity, it has also helped lower dust emissions and environmental effluents.”

Lucky Cement is onw of the largest producers of cement in Pakistan, with production capacity of 7.75 million tpy. The company reported a 14.2% increase in pre-tax profits in the last six months of 2016 to PKR9.91 billion on sales of 3.73 million t.

Demand for cement in Pakistan is growing rapidly, rising 8.7% to 19.81 million t in 2H16. Local sales climbed 11.1% to 16.90 million, while exports were 2.91 million t.

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