Cement manufacturer PPC selected to construct 32MW PV solar power plant

ZIMBABWE – Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), a cement manufacturer, has been selected to construct and head the operations of a 32MW PV solar power plant. The solar power plant is expected to be constructed in the Matabeleland South Province, Colleen Bawn to be specific. The power that is produced at the site will be divided equally to provide electricity to other Pretoria Portland Cement facilities and the other half will be distributed to the Zimbabwean national electricity grid. The plant that is expected to take a year and a half…

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PPC confirms appointment of Roland van Wijnen as CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – PPC, South Africa’s largest cement producer has confirmed the appointment of Roland van Wijnen, a former LafargeHolcim executive, as its new CEO. Van Wijnen, who hails from the Netherlands, was originally announced as the new head of PPC at the end of June but had to wait for a valid work permit. He will replace Johan Claassen on October 1. The search for a CEO to succeed Claassen began in November 2018 when he announced he was taking early retirement. PPC thanked Claassen for his commitment, hard…

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