More than 30 years of engineering experience in 84 countries enables LV Technology (LVT) to drive entire national cement industries. Working at a proficiency level reached by only nine other companies in the world, LVT modifies a cement plant's existing equipment to enhance operational efficiency and maximise production.
"We have been able to get more output from equipment than anybody else," says LVT's founder, Hans Nielsen. Adaptability to client requirements allows LVT to increase capacity while reducing clients' energy consumption and operating expenses.
Just by modifying equipment in existing plants in India, LVT boosted the capacity of the country's cement industry by up to 20 per cent between 2000 and 2006 at minimum cost to clients.
Leveraging its success in India, LVT signed an agreement with China National Materials Group (Sinoma) in March to assist the company's entry into India.
LVT is likewise collaborating with Sinoma on converting household waste into coal powder that does not produce waste gases. Applicable across various industries, the coal-powder technology will be ready for market next year.
LVT also aims to succeed in Myanmar through its partnership with Max Myanmar Group. "My ambition is for Myanmar to see LVT as the father of its cement industry," Nielsen says. LVT is designing three plants as Myanmar's first cement industry supplier.
LVT has already expanded its services in countries with increasing cement consumption in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and South America - including Bahrain, Brazil, Mozambique and Malaysia, where LVT focuses on complete cement plant design and supply adapted to local requirements.
To fuel cement plant operations, LVT is co-operating with researchers at Chiang Mai University in northern Thailand to use photosynthesis for converting carbon dioxide into carbohydrates - further reducing clients' energy costs. "We should be one of the first to do this in all cement plants to lower their carbon dioxide emissions," Nielsen says.