LafargeHolcim in Jordan has signed an agreement with Adenium Energy Capital to build the first solar power plant of its kind in the region.
The plant will provide up to a quarter of the energy needs of the Rashadiya cement plant.
“This agreement shows what positive role the industry can play in using alternative and renewable resources,” said Amr Reda, chief executive, Lafarge Jordan.
“Not only does it support us to decrease CO2 emission in our production process, but it also lowers our electricity cost and creates job opportunities.”
Adenium will start building the solar power plant this year with completion due in July.