Sokoto Cement to generate 60MW from solid fuels, coal by 2017

To reduce the high cost of energy consumption for production processes, the Sokoto Cement (Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc) has concluded better arrangements to build two additional power plants that would enable it generate about 60 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity by 2017, The Guardian reports.

Power plant

The Chairman of the company, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, disclosed this last week during the company’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Abuja. Presently, the company is generating 16mw electricity from its biomass plant for its use and those of the adjourning communities where it operates.

‘’The project for production capacity increase and the conversion of the existing production line to solid fuels-coal is ongoing and is expected to reach completion by mid-2017, the use of solid fuels as the main energy for the kiln will considerably reduce the company’s operational costs and its debt profile,’’ he said.