March 2017,Pezu Lucky Cement Limited inaugurated its fifth Waste Heat Recovery plant earlier this year in Pezu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The inauguration ceremony took place on 15th February 2017 and was attended by Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba, CEO, Lucky Cement Limited, and other senior management of Lucky Cement.
Previously, Lucky Cement had four Waste Heat Recovery Plants, two in Pezu and two at the Karachi Plant. The fifth plant, in collaboration with Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd, China, became operational last month. Under this project, two cement production lines with a daily output of 2,400 tons were used, which will offer an installed power of 10 megawatts. The design of these plants hinges around the idea of encapsulating all the wasted heat from the production system and using this heat to generate steam from boilers which eventually run the turbine engines, thus producing electricity.
Speaking of the occasion, Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba, CEO Lucky Cement Limited, said, “We, being one of the leading cement manufacturers in Pakistan, have the responsibility to reduce energy consumption and improve the environment. With the launch of our fifth WHR plant, we aim to do just that.”
He added that “Our WHR plant has not only significantly reduced cost by co-generating electricity, it also helps lower dust emissions and environmental effluents thus having a positive impact on the atmosphere.”
Sustainable development forms a significant part in Lucky Cement’s business strategies and is one of the key factors that have led the company towards progress and growth. Lucky Cement continues to bring sustainability in the construction industry. Earlier this year, Lucky Cement received the 6th CSR Award for its Waste Management & Recycling policies at the 9th Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit, organized by National Forum for Environment and Health. The company also won another award for its Stakeholder & Employee Engagement efforts at the 6th Corporate Social Responsibility Summit & Awards ceremony, organized by The Professionals Network.
About the Company
Lucky Cement Limited (LCL) is the flagship company of the Yunus Brothers Group, which has a solid history of exceptional growth performance since its inception in 1993. LCL is one of the largest producers and leading exporters of quality cement in Pakistan, with a domestic production capacity of 7.75 million tons per annum. The Company is listed on the Pakistan and London stock exchange.
LCL’s manufacturing plants are strategically located in Northern and Southern regions of the country and is the only cement company to have its own loose cement export terminal at Karachi port with storage capacity of 24,000 tons.
Lucky Cement is an ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified company and possesses many other international certifications including Bureau of Indian Standards, Sri Lankan Standard Institute, Standards Organization of Nigeria, Kenya Bureau of Standards and South African Bureau of Standards.