per cent reduction of CO2 emissions per produced ton cement
people expected to be employed
tonnes CO2 emissions avoided annually

The investment from the Dansih SDG Investment Fund will contribute to the establishment of the world’s largest calciner system.

Continental Blue Investments Ghana Limited (CBI) is a producer of cement in Ghana and operates a 550,000 tons p.a. facility outside Accra in southern Ghana and plans to almost triple the production to 1.4 million tons annually. The cement is sold under the brand name Supacem for commercial, industrial and residential construction projects, as well as complex infrastructure.

The world’s largest calciner system
As the production of cement is one of the heaviest global emitters of carbon, CBI is constructing a 405,000 tons per annum clay calcination unit, which is the world’s largest calciner system to date

This will enable CBI to use locally sourced calcined clay to be used partly instead of imported clinker, which is a major contributor to the high emissions from the production process. The substitution will lead to a reduction of carbon emissions by up to 20 per cent per ton cement produced without compromising the quality of the product. Including the sale of calcined clay to other cement producers in Ghana, the total avoided emission is expected to be close to 30 per cent compared to current production technology.

The introduction of calcined clay in the production of cement supports the green transition and is in line with the EU green taxonomy, that sets an upper limit for CO2 emissions intensity.

FLSmidth provides technology and equipment
The Danish company FLSmidth is providing the technology and equipment for the expansion of CBI’s production as well as the clay calcination unit. CBI expects both financial and environmental return on the investment from lower CO2-emissions, energy and fuel saving and reduced cost from clinker imports.

“The significance of this order cannot be overestimated – clay calcination is yet another example of how the cement industry is responding to the need for more environmentally friendly processes. The CBI project in Ghana marks a key milestone in the green transition of the industry.”

Carsten Riisberg Lund, Cement Industry President, FLSmidth.

Investment year: 2022
SDG Fund investment: DKK 127.3m (vi har inesteret USD 12.9 + 25% overrun)
Expected total investment: DKK 593.4m

Watch video from the CBI Ghana production site here

  • Reduced CO2 emissions

    CO2 emissions from the production will be reduced by 20 per cent per ton.