Kawasaki Receives Orders for Four CKK Environmentally Friendly Waste Gasification Systems from China

May 28, 2014

Tokyo, May 28, 2014 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that Anhui Conch Kawasaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (ACK), a joint venture between Kawasaki and China's Anhui Conch Group,* has received successive orders for a total of four Conch Kawasaki Kiln (CKK) Systems for the Chinese market. The CKK System is an environmentally friendly waste gasification system jointly developed by Kawasaki and the Anhui Conch Group. The four CKK Systems are slated to be delivered to China's Gansu Province, Chongqing City, Fujian Province, and Guizhou Province beginning in August 2014.

The CKK System is designed to make refuse less polluting, less bulky, and more recyclable. It is an innovative system that integrates cement manufacturing with waste processing by incorporating refuse incinerators into existing cement plants. The system turns refuse and sewage sludge into gas and effectively uses the thermal energy generated during the gasification process for cement production. This results in reduced use of coal and other fossil fuels as well as less CO2 emissions associated with cement production. The ashes generated as a result of refuse and sewage sludge gasification can be reused as materials for making cement. That eliminates the need for final disposal of incineration ash required with conventional refuse incinerators and makes the CKK System completely emissions-free. The CKK System does not require any special facilities for treating dioxins and other toxic byproducts from the waste treatment process since they are detoxified during the cement firing process. It can also save the initial cost needed to construct a new incineration facility since it requires only adding a waste gasification system to an existing cement plant.

The first CKK System (with a waste treatment capacity of 300 tons/day) is currently up and running in Anhui Province's Tongling City at a factory operated by Anhui Conch Cement Co., Ltd., the Chinese cement giant operating under the umbrella of the Anhui Conch Group. The system treats nearly all the household waste generated in this city with a population of about 300,000.

Urban waste management is an urgent issue facing emerging economies like China and countries throughout Southeast Asia due to rapid urbanization. These markets are showing keen interest in the CKK System. Demand for the CKK System is expected to grow especially in China. Under the October 2013 guidance issued by China’s State Council more than 10% of existing cement plants must implement waste treatment facilities.

Kawasaki has established three joint venture companies with the Anhui Conch Group, including ACK, in order to pave new inroads into emerging markets with environmentally sustainable and energy efficient business solutions. The CKK System is a lean, green revolutionary innovation combining the waste treatment and cement plant technologies that Kawasaki has refined over the years with the Anhui Conch Group's cement plant operational know-how.

Kawasaki and ACK are leading the way toward creating a greener and more efficient industry standard that will have a lasting positive impact on the global environment.

*The Anhui Conch Group operates Anhui Conch Cement, China's largest and the world's leading cement manufacturer, under its umbrella, and engages in cement, construction materials, trading and other businesses.

Outline of the CKK System

Ordered by Location CKK System capacity
Pingliang Conch Cement Pingliang City, Gansu Province 300 tons/day x 1 furnace
Chongqing Conch Cement Chongqing City 200 tons/day x 1 furnace
Fujian Longlin Group Longyan City, Fujian Province 400 tons/day x 1 furnace
Zunyi Conch Panjiang Cement Zunyi City, Guizhou Province 400 tons/day x 2 furnaces

About ACK

Company Name Anhui Conch Kawasaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
Head office location Wuhu, Anhui Province, China
Representative He Chengfa
Established December 13, 2006
Capital 100 million RMB (49% Kawasaki, 51% Anhui Conch Group)
Description of business Design, construction, and installation of waste heat recovery power generation systems, cement production equipment, and other energy-saving, environmentally sustainable solutions, as well as design, development, procurement, sales, and technical services for related equipment


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