The World Cement Association (WCA) said global energy technology company Baker Hughes is the latest addition to its international community, joining as an associate corporate member.
Baker Hughes operates in more than 120 countries, designing, manufacturing and deploying innovative technologies and services that help make energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.
“Reducing the impact of energy usage is one of the most important levers we have when it comes to cutting the emissions from cement manufacture and making net-zero a reality,” explained Ian Riley, CEO at WCA. “We are therefore especially pleased to be welcoming Baker Hughes, a global leader in this field, to our membership, and look forward to working alongside them to share the latest thinking and best practice with the international cement community.”
Baker Hughes’ specialist capabilities include areas such as emissions management, hydrogen, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), and energy storage, as well as expertise in helping industrial companies with their energy transition journeys as they move toward net-zero.
“Industrial sectors must prioritize achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, and as one of the hardest to abate sectors, the cement industry is no exception,” said Uwem Ukpong, executive vice president, regions, alliances & enterprise sales at Baker Hughes. “We look forward to collaborating with WCA and its members as the industry looks to cut emissions and reduce their environmental impact, through new energy frontiers and increased efficiencies.”