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Company Newsletter
Contents
January 2007

PEG S.A. Welcomes you to Geneva


PEG S.A. would like to welcome you to its first Company Newsletter.
As an ever changing and expanding company we endeavor to keep our clients
informed on current news, activities and issues affecting our organization and
the cement engineering world as a whole. We also intend to give you a quarterly
insight into the operations of what is today the number 1 Independent and
privately owned Cement Engineering Consultancy in the world.

History & Values 2

Interview 3

Current Projects 4

AUCBM Conference 5

Alternative Fuels 6,7,8

Prize Draw 9

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Company Newsletter
History & Values
January 2007

Company News
• Erik Sylvander (our Technical
Director) retires from the
company. PEG would like to
thank him for his hard work
and dedication over the past 34
years.

• PEG opens new office in Syria.

• In the first three months of 2007


six new members of staff will be
joining the PEG team:

1. Timo Schindler (Senior

PEG S.A. History 2.


Mechanical Engineer, spare parts
and Procurement specialist)
Jerwel Zaldua (Civil Engineer/
experienced Programmer)
PEG S.A. was formed in 1965 to This level of diverse expertise and
3. Michel Goudard (Process
act as an independent Engineering experience, together with a highly motivated
Engineer)
Consulting Company to the team has helped us to offer truly project
4. Michel Lefebvre (Site Mechanical
cement and building materials specific, unbiased solutions which can be
Engineer)
industry. PEG is a privately executed completely in house and tailored
5. Michel Orlandi (Senior Electrical
owned organization with both specifically to the requirements of the
Site Engineer/ Project Manager)
second and third generations of client. This we feel differentiates us from
6. Renan Trinidad (Mechanical
the founding Lambert family the competition and is the reason so many
Engineer)
involved in the management of clients keep coming back time after time, to
the Company. appreciate engineering as it should be… an
art form.

PEG has to date been involved in over 85


cement plant projects in over 65 countries Recruitment
worldwide. Since the early 1980’s, PEG
has diversified into the treatment of urban As a growing company, PEG is always looking for talented driven people to join its
and industrial waste and more recently to team, the following profiles are sought:
encompass infrastructure projects.
• Civil Engineers with cement experience.
PEG benefits from highly qualified
• Mechanical Engineers with cement or heavy industrial engineering experience.
people experts in their particular field. Our
• Electrical Engineers with heavy industrial engineering experience.
permanent staff now includes Mechanical,
• Site Resident Engineers with cement or heavy industrial engineering experience.
Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Process,
• Process Engineers with heavy industrial engineering experience.
Geological and Automation Engineers
• Civil & Mechanical Draftsmen with heavy industrial design experience.
together with Technical and Commercial
(English language & willingness to travel is essential)
Specialists in the areas in which we operate.
The average tenure for PEG employees
If you wish to apply please send your CV and covering letter to clp@pegeng.ch quoting
exceeds ten years.
your name in the subject line.

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Interview
January 2007

Back on the Map


A new era has dawned for PEG was achieved, we set out to reinstate PEG bring them the latest technologies whilst
following the arrival of Marc on the world map and to be considered as respecting all performance criteria, as well
Lambert as Deputy Director. the No 1 privately owned and independent as establishing the concerned plant within
Here he gives his first of all equipment manufacturers cement the European environmental norms and
impressions of the company and consultancy in the world”. regulations.”
outlines his vision for the future. “This was achieved by demonstrating to
the big players within the cement industry
such as Holcim, Lafarge and Cemex, that PEG
was a competent, motivated as well as flexible
engineering consultancy that would bring
Curriculum
their projects to life on time whilst respecting Vitae
all the performance criteria and budgets.”
Born: Paris, France on the 16th March
“We also set out to prove to emerging
1977
countries and their governments, that PEG
could and would be the ideal partner to help Educated: Gilling Castle (preparatory
them achieve their quests.” school) England, Ampleforth College
England, Aston University England
In 2005-2006, Marc Lambert was asked
(International Business with French and
to become one of the members of the Syrian European Studies with French, BSc Hons)
Cement Committee in charge of the partial
privatization of the cement industry in Career: Began with French National
Service in “La Sécurité Civile”(the French
Syria. He was the only European invited
intervention group in charge of handling
to join this committee, investment law No natural catastrophes and chemical
10 was developed and expanded in order to warfare). After his mission in Central
encourage foreign investment in Syria. America during Hurricane Mitch in 1998,
Marc Lambert was decorated with the
Mid 2006, Marc Lambert signed a contract
French Défense Medal. After graduating
PEG S.A. was founded in 1965 by Pierre with United Cement S.A. of Syria for the from Aston university, Marc Lambert
and Claude Lambert who have been involved establishment of a 3 million tpy cement plant worked as an IT recruitment consultant for
to be located 75 km away from Damascus. Recruit.com Ltd. In doing so, he managed
in the management of the company ever since.
to establish the company on the French
So as Dr Philip Alsop took his retirement at During 2005-2006, a number of new
market. Following this he was headhunted
the beginning of 2006, who better than the contracts were won by Mr M. Lambert and his by Professional Systems Personnel Ltd and
grandson and the son of the founder; Marc team relating to the Lybian cement industry. started work as their European account
PEG is currently involved with the manager in order to develop their Swiss
Lambert, to take the helm at PEG.
and French division, where he was in
“I am delighted to be at the head of such extension of 3 existing plants in Lybia: Zliten,
charge of a team of 5 consultants. His last
a driven and experienced organization. I was Lebda and Souk El Khmis, which will have a appointment before coming to PEG four
born with one foot in cement as my father combined output of 13’000 tpd. years ago was to work as a headhunter
Since Marc Lambert came into the for RPCushing of London (a headhunting
and grand father were cement producers
specialist), during which he was promoted
before selling the “Le Havre” cement plant to company at the beginning of 2005, 18 new
to senior consultant within 7 months of
Lafarge”. contracts have been signed in 15 different his arrival after achieving sales figures of
“My first tasks within the company were locations around the world. £180K per month.
“The objective is to bring PEG to all the At PEG, he served two years as project
to reorganize the internal structure. I found
co-ordinator for the 3’300 tpd cement
that each engineer was working at his own developing countries which are currently
plant project in Hama, Syria, where he
pace and in his own corner. The first task I looking to develop or expand their cement dealt with technical as well as financial
set out to achieve was the reorganization of industry, all this whilst making wise and and political issues at all levels.
the personnel in order to re-establish the sustainable investments for the future. We
Hobbies: Golf, horse riding, snowboarding
team spirit and the sharing of information at PEG consider that we not only bring
and water sports.
and expertise PEG once had. Once this cost saving solutions to our clients but also

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Current Projects
January 2007

LAFARGE - Hope Cement Plant - ENGLAND CEMEX - Solid Cement Plant - PHILIPPINES
Engineering Contracting for the modification of the 2 clinker lines Contract for the execution of works for the modernization of
of the Hope cement plant from direct to indirect firing. the Solid Cement Plant (Cemex) in the Philippines.

VASSILIKO - Vassiliko Cement Works - CYPRUS LAFARGE - Republic Cement Plant - PHILIPPINES
Contract for the engineering services for the preliminary stage of Replacement of horizontal roller mill (horror mill) for
the implementation of clinker production line No 5. the Republic Cement Plant, Philippines.

AKMENES - Akmenes Cement Plant - LITHUANIA HOLCIM - Bacnotan Cement Plant - PHILIPPINES
Consulting & engineering services for tendering and contracting for the Supply, erection and commissioning of hot gas duct, booster fan, dust separation
modernization of the existing production facilities of the Akmenes cement plant. cyclones and dust return equipment for the Bacnotan Cement Plant, Philippines.

MESKI - TURKEY ARGOS - Apolo Cement Plant - COLUMBIA


Consultancy services for the feasibility study for the co-incineration of Engineering and supply services for the installation of a new bypass
sewage sludge in the cement factories CimSA and Adana Cimento. system for the Apolo Cement Plant in Columbia.

EUROCEMENT - RUSSIA HOLCIM - Cartago Cement Plant - COSTA RICA


Consulting engineering services for the analysis of potential contractors and the preparation Feasibility study for phase II of the capacity extension of the Cartago Cement Plant
of the contract for the construction of a new line for the production of 6’000 tpd of clinker. in Costa Rica from 2’400 tpd to the originally intended 3’000 tpd throughput.

EL KHAYYAT - El Khayyat Cement Plant - SAUDI ARABIA CAP BON - Ciments du Cap Bon - TUNISIA
Complete consultancy services for a 3’800 tpd cement plant, located approximately Consulting services for a green field project for a cement plant
150 km north east of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the Farasan area. with a capacity of 5’000 tpd in the area of Tunis.

UNITED CEMENT - SYRIA SOUTH VALLEY - South Valley Cement - EGYPT


A contract for the establishment of a full bankable feasibility study Scheduling services for the execution of a 1.5 million tpy greenfield cement
for a green field 3 M tpy cement plant at Abu Al Shamat. plant for the construction company and general contractor PER TECH.

GOCBM - Hama Cement Plant - SYRIA Feasibility Study - ALGERIA


Complete consultancy services for a green field project on a turnkey A contract for the consultancy and engineering services for
basis for a cement plant with a capacity of 3’300 tpd. a green field 3 M tpy cement plant in Algeria.

SHARJAH - Sharjah Cement Works - U.A.E AHCC - Lebda Cement Plant - LIBYA
Complete consultancy services on a turnkey basis for the geological investigation,
Consultancy services including the technical feasibility study for the implementation
tendering, contracting and execution of a new line with a capacity of
of two coal and petrocoke grinding plants in the Sharjah Cement Works.
5’000 tpd and extension of the quarry, for the Lebda Cement Plant in Libya.

KCC - Kuwait Cement Company - KUWAIT AHCC - Souk El Khmis Cement Plant - LIBYA
Consultancy services for the design, supply and erection of a 7% Complete consulting services on a turnkey basis for a new production line for the Souk El
bypass system at the KCC cement plant in Shuaiba, Kuwait. Khmis cement plant located south of Tripoli. New total capacity of the plant will be 5’000 tpd.

AHCC - Zliten Cement Plant - LIBYA


Consultancy services for the extension of Zliten Cement Plant in
Libya, which will include a new line with a 1 M tpy capacity.

Europe Africa

Asia Americas Middle East

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AUCBM
Company Newsletter
January 2007

The End of an Era


As we say goodbye to The 14th Annual
AUCBM Conference
Mr Erik Sylvander our
Technical Director, he gives
us a brief overview of his
career and time spent with
PEG:
“After having been
From the 21st to the 23rd of This year was the

inoculated with the cement virus by a top


November, the 14th annual biggest AUCBM

cement manufacturer (Lafarge), I joined


AUCBM (Arab Union for conference ever

PEG at the end of 1970’s, in order to work


Cement and Building Materials) with nearly 1’000

as the local Site Resident Engineer in


International Cement Conference participants

Algeria, one of the first turn-key projects


and Exhibition took place. It was coming to see the

ever implemented in the cement industry.


held in the Intercontinental City various stands as

At that time, having completed the


Stars Cairo Hotel in Egypt with well as attending the seminars from world

3’000 tpd Le Havre cement plant for the


over 100 stands, which included renowned experts talking about cement and

Lambert family, PEG was completing the


world renowned companies and related issues, which this year included a

4’300 tpd Guidonia plant for Unicem and


for the first time PEG S.A. presentation from PEG’s very own Operations
and Projects Director, Dr Hans Wilhelm
was becoming known in the industry for
The Middle East has been enjoying a Meyer on Alternative Fuels (see next page).
its novel ideas on cement plant concepts
surge in cement production for some time, PEG’s Cairo AUCBM conference was a
among which the in-line layout, clinker
largely fueled by the need to rebuild Iraq complete triumph, it included the signing of
storage in silos, single high capacity
but also by the additional revenues that the a new contract with PER TECH of the UAE
equipment, gearless mill drives and
high fuel prices have brought into the region, relating to a greenfield project of 1.5 M/tpy
comprehensive automation.
with Iran alone cited to double production plant in Egypt, the finalization of yet another
Working with PEG was a wonderful
within the next decade. Even the Egyptian Libyan contract, the signing of a drilling
experience: contacts with international
cement industry continues to expand at contract with an Egyptian company, as well
suppliers and clients, travelling
an impressive rate. In 2005, total nominal as a prize draw which was a huge success. The
worldwide, making the best of all top
capacities of cement in Egypt reached 36Mt PEG members of staff met many influential
end technologies, team work with high
of grey cement and 700’000t of white cement. people whose opinions and thoughts are
level specialists in all trades from geology
Actual production registered 33.565Mt and greatly valued by us. Some of you, we met for
to commissioning, through marketing,
consumption 28.256Mt, at a growth rate of 20 the first time although it was a reunion for
economy and finance, process, mechanical
percent; 5Mt of cement were exported, so it many, as we were again reminded how well
and electrical equipment, control system
is easy to see why a conference held in Cairo renowned PEG is in the Middle East.
as well as civil.
drew so much attention from the industry. We would like to thank all who took the
Compared with most suppliers,
time to visit the show and
contractors and consultants, PEG fully
hope that they found it
customises its services, which makes
as enjoyable as we did. A
each project a new adventure with new
special thanks goes to Mr
challenges for the PEG Engineers and
Majdi Khalil our Business
Technicians.
Development Manager in the
I have also enjoyed working within
region, who played a large
a small to medium size structure where
part in the organization of
wide autonomy is given to each individual
the conference for PEG.
and where the coordination between
trades is not a problem but a day-to-day
pleasure.
I wish the best success to PEG and its
employees, whilst I will develop other
skills in areas which I neglected during
my career.”

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Alternative Fuels
Company Newsletter
January 2007

Successful Implementation of Secondary


Fuels in Clinker Manufacturing
Marc Lambert & PEG S.A., as the leading
Dr Hans Wilhelm Meyer Independent Consulting Engineer
and partner of the Arabian Cement
Industry supplies, experienced
ABSTRACT feasibility studies and consultancy
The utilization of secondary fuels in clinker services including collection,
manufacturing is successfully implemented separation, handling and storage
in Europe, North America and partially in of secondary fuels and particularly
South East Asia. This has had a tremendous in the modifications in clinker
positive socio-economical impact on both, production process and its operation.
the economical figures of the cement industry Furthermore, PEG S.A. is engineering
as well as on the environmental situation. and supplying customized and
In the Arabian region still primary fuels, successfully proven waste handling,
like oil, natural gas and to a certain extent coal transport and feeding systems for
is exclusively used for clinker manufacturing. maximum profitability and return
The reasons for doing so are still: on investment.
• Low prices and easy availability for
primary fuels (oil, gas), INTRODUCTION
• Low standard application of The successful implementation
environmental awareness and of secondary fuels in the clinker
jurisdiction, manufacturing process is a challenge • Decrease of production costs due to
• Low development grade of waste on the organisation, engineering and process disposal fees for waste materials,
management systems (WMS). operation of a cement plant. • Possible reduction of CO2 Emissions
However, fuel prices are rising and the Secondary fuels are widely and successfully and benefits from CO2 trading bonds
availability of primary fuels is limited. utilized in the Cement Industry in Europe, according to the Kyoto Protocol,
In addition, awareness of environmental N-America and partially in SE-Asia. This has • Improvement of the image of the cement
protection and laws are increasingly applied had a tremendous positive socio-economical industry to an environmentally friendly
and the Arabian Cement Industry should impact on both, the economical figures of recycling industry.
benefit from this development. Due to the the cement production as well as on the What are the advantages of the clinker
strict alkalinity and the thermo-profile, the environmental situation. manufacturing process for the utilization
clinker manufacturing process is ideal for In spite of relatively low prices and easy of secondary fuels compared to waste
the recycling of almost all kinds of secondary availability of primary fuels like oil and incineration and/or traditional landfill
fuels (e.g. waste tires, agricultural waste, natural gas, those resources are limited procedure?
industrial waste products, etc.). and in addition, the public’s awareness on First of all, a utilization of secondary
The successful implementation of environmental protection and jurisdiction is or waste derived fuels, so called WDF´s in
secondary fuels is dependent on the installed rising also in the Arabian Countries. the clinker manufacturing process is a real
plant technology, e.g. long dry process or This is a great opportunity for the Arabian recycling; it is not just an incineration.
preheater/calciner lines and on the fuel Cement Industry to participate and benefit Moreover, due to the strict alkalinity
scenario for each individual plant. A careful from the utilization of secondary fuels. The of the process, practically all anorganical
investigation and planning for each plant is major topics in this concern are: compounds, like heavy metal elements
inevitable. • Savings by substitution of primary fuels are immobilized in the clinkers minerals
like oil, gas and coal, without negative influence on the quality of
the product as those compounds are diluted

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Alternative Fuels
January 2007

below as significant values. In addition, these from the CO2 emission balance of a cement Japan, Australia and South Africa. These
elements are not re-mobilized during the plant. The amount of CO2 reduction can be systems include the collection, separation,
hydration process of the cement and hence transferred into tradable emission bonds. conditioning, distribution, handling,
no pollution, for example of the ground water Currently, the trading value of such bonds is recycling and trading of waste derived fuels.
is possible, as this is a serious problem of appr. 7-10 US$ per ton of CO2. In major parts of Asia, Middle and South
landfills. America and also in the Arabian Region, waste
As proven by intensive investigations, ELABORATION OF A SECONDARY management systems of lower development
the organical compounds of WDF´s are FUELS PROJECT grade are available, covering mainly the
completely cracked down to a methane- The requirements for a successful collection and disposal of waste materials.
like base molecule by an extreme high utilization of secondary fuels are a complex As a consequence, the cement manufacturers
temperature profile of the thermal system of matter and are dependent on the local have to participate and cooperate actively
up to 1550 °C. This methane-like compound conditions and circumstances of each with the waste management systems to
is easy to ignite and to combust. individual cement plant. organize and condition the required and
Furthermore, due to the high gas For this reason, a careful and expertised suitable quantity of secondary fuels. This is
velocities and the related short retention time feasibility and project study has to be another complex subject and an experienced
in the thermal system the “window of de- performed as a basis. This study should cover support and consultancy is recommendable.
novosynthesis of Dioxins and Furans” is very the following major topics: Finally, large parts of Africa are covered by
short and no significant reformation of those At first a survey of the local “market” for underdeveloped waste management systems.
hazardous compounds takes place. In waste secondary fuels, referring to the local waste
incineration plants, tremendous technical management system and investigation of the PROPERTIES OF SECONDARY FUELS
provisions are necessary in order to cover availability and condition of secondary fuels, Once the available quantity and quality of
this problem. has to be carried out. secondary fuels is identified in the area of a
On the basis of the available secondary particular cement plant, the correct treatment
CLASSIFICATION OF fuels, an economical and organizational and utilization process have to be designed
SECONDARY FUELS analysis of the project has to be elaborated. and the optimum proportion of each material
The variety of secondary fuels is extremely This should include, - the comparison of has to be decided.
wide and there are different possibilities of fuel costs, determination of disposal fees, This is mainly dependent on the properties
classification according to its properties or its elaboration of supply contracts, cooperation of each secondary fuel. For example, the
origin. agreements with local administrations if general properties of secondary fuels include
Generally, secondary fuels are divided required, and necessary steps for permitting. the cost to benefit ratio, the transportation
into WDF and re-generatable fuels. WDF Then, as a final step, modifications costs, the available quantity and the duration
includes solid and liquid waste of industrial and adjustments of the plants’ technology of availability of each secondary fuel
origin, like electronical waste, used crating and operation have to be considered. This material.
materials, waste tires, used lubricants and includes necessary measures and equipment For example, the shredding and
photochemical process wastes. In addition, for transport, storage, handling, dosing and preparation efforts of municipal waste and
municipal or domestic waste materials like feeding of the secondary fuels. In addition, of waste tires are much higher than for
plastic waste, sewage sludge and food rests adjustments of the plants’ process and the raw agricultural husk which can be combusted in
are classified as WDF. mixture composition need an experienced calciners in its original condition.
Re-generatable fuels are basically all and profound know-how. Moreover, the municipal waste and waste
solid, liquid and gaseous agricultural waste tires are available all over the year, whilst the
materials, such as wood chips, saw dust, STATUS OF WASTE MANAGEMENT availability of agricultural husk is limited to
agricultural husks, olive oil resins, palm SYSTEMS (WMS) the harvesting seasons.
oil rests, raps oil and bio- or compostation The availability of secondary fuels is In addition, process related to properties
gases. significantly influenced by the status of the of each secondary fuel material has to be
According to the Kyoto Protocol for the local waste management systems, both public considered to elaborate and design suitable
reduction of CO2 emissions, WDF are not as well as industrial organized systems. technical solutions for equipment and process
qualified to reduce the CO2 emission balance As generally displayed on the map, operation.
of a plant. CO2 emissions by combustion of sophisticated waste management systems The calorific value and related combustion
re-generatable fuels however can be deducted are established in Europe, North America, gas volumes can have a tremendous impact

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January 2007

on the production capacity of the plant. To achieve this, the technology of the chute with pneumatic double flap gate for
Agricultural husk and municipal waste is plant has to be surveyed and necessary feeding the materials into the calciner.
easy to ignite and to combust but has a low modifications have to be planned carefully. It should be mentioned, that all equipment
calorific value of appr. 3’200 kcal/kg. Waste components are well familiar in cement plants
tires are easy to ignite, have a high calorific COMBUSTION OF SECONDARY FUELS concerning its operation and maintenance.
value up to 8’000 kcal/kg and do indicate IN DIFFERENT THERMAL SYSTEMS
difficult burn-out properties. In long dry process kilns, basically two CONCLUSIONS
This has to be considered and correlated places of introduction of secondary fuels are Utilization of secondary fuels in clinker
with the possible input of volatile compounds available, - via the main burner or via the kiln manufacturing requires careful and tailor-
like SO3 and Chlorine to maintain operational inlet chamber. As in the described example, made analysis and planning covering:
safety and avoid unexpected coating 15% of the total heat consumption of the • Secondary fuel resources, quantities and
problems. Waste tires and agricultural husk kiln line is substituted by feeding complete properties.
includes low contents of such compounds, waste tires into the kilns inlet chamber. • Cooperation with local waste
but significant chlorine concentrations can Another 15% of fuel consumption is covered management systems and authorities.
originate from municipal waste, resulting by agricultural husk which is pneumatically • Specifical elaboration, design and
to the installation and operation of a bypass fed via a central pipe of the kiln main burner. modification of plant technology and
system. Hence 30% of the total consumption of operation.
primary fuels is substituted by secondary The installed equipment should be flexible
FUEL SCENARIO fuels. in order to cover variations in type and
After determination and selection of the In a thermal system with preheater/ quantity of secondary fuels.
secondary fuels and its properties, a fuel calciner more options are available for Furthermore, the equipment should
scenario considering the available technology secondary fuel utilization. Materials can be be adjusted to local conditions: “What is
of each individual cement plant has to be introduced into the calciner, the kiln inlet applicable in Europe may not suit to local
elaborated. chamber or the main burner. Depending on circumstances”.
From this fuel scenario, the right fuel the design of the calciner system, substitution The technology for secondary fuels
mixture considering technical as well as rates of up to 60% of primary fuels are conditioning, handling, storage, feeding and
economical aspects and possibilities has to be possible. In this example 30% of the systems dosing should consist of equipment familiar
decided. heat consumption is replaced by shredded in cement plant operation and maintenance.
For example: tire chips and 15% by agricultural husk. To meet the requirements for the
Oil has very suitable technical properties This sums up to a substitution rate of 45% of utilization of secondary fuels, consulting
like calorific value, input of volatiles and primary fuel. services, from the feasibility via the
preparation. However, its cost to benefit ratio engineering- up to the commissioning stage,
is negative. Hence oil could be used as a base DESIGN OF A SECONDARY are recommended.
primary fuel, for instance in the range of 60%. FUEL HANDLING SYSTEM All organizational-, permitting-,
Waste tires have also positive properties, but The specification of the optimum technological-, engineering- and operational
the available quantity is limited and the feeding location for a particular secondary aspects of secondary fuel utilization should
transportation is expensive. Nevertheless, fuel material is the basis for the design, be performed by combining sophisticated
15% of the primary fuel consumption could engineering and installation of a proper know-how and experience.
be substituted using the positive cost to and suitable storage, handling and dosing PEG S.A., as the leading international and
benefit ratio of waste tires. Furthermore, the system. It is important to design these Independent Consulting Engineer, covers
10% of the heat consumption of the plant systems with an optimum flexibility to handle all requirements of secondary fuels projects,
could be covered by agricultural husk even different secondary fuels as the availability with detailed know-how and experience
for a limited time period of the year. Finally, of those materials could change. A typical on both, the cement manufacturing- and
selected and conditioned municipal waste example which was designed and executed by the secondary fuel technology. PEG S.A.
could be used to an extent of 15 % of the total PEG several times handles tire chips and/or is dedicated as the consulting partner of
heat consumption. agricultural husk. It consists of a storage unit, the Arabian Cement Industry and offers
Such a fuel scenario is typical and a a feeding hopper, a weigh feeder, closed belt its services for customized and successful
total substitution of 40% of the total heat conveyors, a bucket elevator and a feeding solutions.
consumption can be reached in this example.

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January 2007

Prize Draw
During the AUCBM Cairo Conference PEG S.A. organized a prize draw for all its participants.

The prizes consisted of two Tissot watches as well as two Porsche design pens, making a total of 4 individual
prizes.

We are pleased to announce the winners:

The Tissot watches:


1. Mr Rajab S Madi (chairman & GM of NIC)
2. Mr Adel Elbouni (GM + chairman of TES group)

The Porsche design pens:


1. Mr Abdullah Al Sayyah (MD & second vice chairman of UCC)
2. Mr Deddah Ould Ahmed (plant director of Ciment de Mounitouie S.A.)

We would like to thank you all for participating in our prize draw and we are pleased to announce that PEG
S.A. will be repeating this exercise throughout the coming years, the next prize draw application you will
receive will be through your e-mail and will be accompanied by the second PEG quarterly newsletter.
Once again we thank you for your cooperation and understanding and the PEG team wishes you all the
best for 2007.

Marc Lambert
(Deputy Director)

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