LafargeHolcim announced plans to build three wind turbines to help power its cement plant in Paulding, Ohio. Adding the turbines is part of the company’s commitment to improving manufacturing operations, controlling costs, and operating sustainably.
“Distributed wind energy is a first for LafargeHolcim in North America and something we’re excited to leverage,” said Jamie M. Gentoso, CEO of U.S. Cement operations. “The Paulding cement plant has been an anchor of this region for decades, producing high-quality cement and mineral components for our nation’s highways, roads, airports, and national landmarks.”
The turbines will begin construction in December 2018 and will be built in partnership with One Energy.
“Investing in new ways to operate our plants that provide a benefit for the environment is very important to us and the communities where we work,” added Gentoso.
The three new Paulding turbines are expected to generate more than 12 million kWh annually, enough to power approximately 1,200 average households for an entire year based on the U.S. Energy Information Administration and should eliminate the equivalent of more than 9,000 annual tons of CO2.
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