PRESS RELEASE, 09 FEBRUARY 2020, HANOI, VIETNAM:
Vietnam National Cement Corporation (VICEM), the leading cement producer in Southeast Asia region, and FLSmidth, a global leader in sustainable technology, jointly announced cooperation in research and to pioneer inventions and innovations for next generation’s technology of cement industry with the goals of radical reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation of fossil materials consumption, substitution of fuel by utilization of wastes and garbage, utilization of clean energy sources under the theme “Zero emission – Natural cycle“.
Vietnam is a nation with the top economic growth among the emerging countries. It is also one of the world’s leading exporting countries in the global cement industry. Vietnamese Government has already actively initiated climate change combating programs and set specific objectives for the sake of performance efficiency improvement and environmental impacts reduction.
With 120 years of establishment and development, VICEM is taking an industry leadership role in Vietnam’s cement sector having its aspiration to change Vietnam’s as well as the global cement industry with the ground-breaking solutions for mitigation of air-polluted gases emission, for substitution of materials and fuels by utilization of waste, sludge and various other industries’ waste, application of new clean energies into production and human life.
With 137 years of establishment and development, FLSmidth always proves its leading role in cement production technologies and is implementing solutions to accelerate sustainable cement production. A key focus will be on the utilization of municipal and other waste streams as alternative fuel sources, thereby preventing air pollution from waste incineration, for instance. While management of waste is a growing concern in Vietnam, FLSmidth is developing solutions that enable a 100% switch to alternative fuels, which can reduce carbon emissions by approximately 33%. Other areas of the partnership will focus on solutions related to energy efficiency and waste-heat recovery.
VICEM CEO, Bùi Hồng Minh, comments:
“The cement sector is a complex industry adopting scientific solutions and technologies of various industries. Therefore, the cement sector with sustainable development shall have positive impacts to other industries. VICEM and FLSmidth are enterprises with huge experiences and expertise, with same goals, hereby entering into partnership to research and pioneer for inventions and innovations of the next generation’s technology for cement industry that result in significant change in the cement industry with essential mission of Zero emission and natural cycle, utilization of municipal and other waste streams as alternative materials, combustion of waste for heat energy substitution, improvement of energy efficiency, application of new clean energies into production and human life.
We are happy to share our 120 years of experience and expertise to serve Vietnam’s as well as world markets with products contributing to the clean environment and in coherent to the rule of nature.”
Mr. Per Mejnert Kristensen, Region President for FLSmidth, adds:
“The transition of the cement sector towards more sustainable production requires both collective actions and leadership. We are proud that we have signed this important partnership with the leading cement producer in Southeast Asia region with the goal of developing breakthrough innovations that will significantly increase the sustainability of the Vietnam’s and the world cement industry”.
“We have set an ambition in our ‘Mission Zero programme’ to enable our customers to move towards zero emissions, and this partnership is an important step for the sector and the people of Vietnam and for the society.”
Right in the capital city of Vietnam, at 12:00 am, on 09th February 2020 of Solar Calendar (on 16 January 2020 of Lunar Calendar), VICEM and FLSmidth solemnly announce their partnership to the world at Hanoi. The cooperation will be effective since today. A brief Profile of both Companies is mentioned under:
FLSmidth delivers sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries. We deliver market-leading engineering, equipment and service solutions to our customers enabling them to improve performance, drive down costs and reduce environmental impact. Our operations span the globe and our 11,400 employees are present in more than 60 countries. In 2018, FLSmidth generated revenue of DKK 18.8 billion. www.flsmidth.com.
Vietnam National Cement Corporation (VICEM) is a state-owned enterprise with 120 years of experience operating various generations of cement processes. During its history of development, VICEM always maintains its position and role as a leading cement manufacturer in Vietnam, leading the cement value chain, developing to the scale of the fourth biggest cement maker in world’s industry today.