Our client, Holcim LEC, a global leader in cement manufacturing had massive plant emissions from their cement factory site in the United Arab Emirates. Traditionally, the cement industry involves heating raw materials to 1,500 degrees Celsius – the temperature of molten lava – to make cement. Fossil fuels often provide the energy, making the cement industry a “hard to abate sector” in decarbonization terms. As part of their commitment to building a net zero future for the planet, our client wanted to reduce their emissions at one of their cement factories in their journey towards sustainability. They are fully committed to the UAE’s sustainability goals, including the 2050 Net Zero vision.
With ENGIE’s On-site Utilities solution, Holcim LEC reduced their CO2 emissions by 28% by implementing Waste Heat Recovery using the Organic Rankine Cycle technology, thereby enabling cost savings, greater efficiency and closer alignment with their commitment to sustainability goals.