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Energy Batteries Nigeria Ltd.

Bringing the Best Available Technology (BAT) in lead acid battery recycling and battery production to Nigeria is a win for everyone. Economically, installing proven and efficient technologies means profitability for the shareholders, job creation and wealth for employees, and a solid tax base for the municipality. Sustainably, scrap batteries now exported to foreign nations will be processed domestically, producing lead to be used for new battery production. Environmentally, organized collection systems ensure hazardous materials are handled with appropriate methods and controls to meet and exceed all current environmental protection standards.
Partnering with Engitec Technologies S.p.A. is partnering with success. Engitec is a world leader in the field of Engineering, Procurement and Construction of process plants for the treatment of non-ferrous scrap, residues and waste materials. Engitec has over 70 years’ experience and nearly 60 scrap battery recycling plants installed worldwide. The CX System is the “State of the Art” in clean lead recycling and is recognized internationally as the Best Available Technology (B.A.T.).

The “Green Cycle” approach of this project means new production of batteries for Nigerian cars and trucks and the recycling of spent batteries from all across the country. There will be two plants, working together, to create a Green Cycle loop of lead recycling and production.
The Integrated CX Plant will initially recycle approximately 1,400,000 batteries (50,000 tons/year of lead), and will be expandable to 2,000,000 batteries to accommodate the full annual requirements in Nigeria. It is expected by 2020 that the plant will be expanded to process 10,000,000 batteries to meet Nigeria’s expected growth. This first-of-a-kind plant in Nigeria will use the latest technologies and produce the highest quality products while meeting the environmental and workers safety standards imposed by the World Health Organization.

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In the last years, the CFE Group continued to grow in accordance with its strategy by focusing on international development, strengthening its multitechnics division and making sustainable development an integral part of all its activities. More than ever, the Group demonstrated the effectiveness of its structural and operational model. The model’s strength lies in the good fit between business lines and the resulting synergies, making the business ideally suited to meet growing market demand for comprehensive solutions. Customer satisfaction is a core priority. The model also underpins CFE’s reputation as a highly reliable and top-quality partner, a coherent structure that generates synergies. No company is part of the CFE Group by chance: the Group is a coherent collection of complementary entities and business lines. In upstream businesses, property development companies handle the entire development process: purchasing land, selecting projects, obtaining permits, carrying out construction work and selling properties to homeowners and investors. The PPP Concessions division, which in 2011 won the DBFM-contract to build a new police station in Charleroi, is a major advantage for CFE when bidding for contracts, since it can offer project-financing expertise to local authorities. It also works on long-term contracts, whereas the rest of CFE’s activities are more short- term. Whenever the Group is involved in the upstream part of a property development or concession project, synergies come to the fore. For example, general contracting units carry out construction work, specialist electricity and HVAC units install equipment and facilities, and civil engineering units build infrastructure and perform other works. Maintenance is then carried out by specialist subsidiaries like Aannemingen Van Wellen (roads), MBG (civil engineering) and be.Maintenance (multitechnics). The finance and concessions departments arrange financing for all activities. In addition, CFE’s entities specialising in pile-driving works, civil engineering and marine engineering, such as GEKA Bouw, increasingly work together in Belgium and the Netherlands, and even in certain projects in Germany and Denmark. As a result, the CFE model is based on a logical integration of the value chain, with synergies arising between the Group’s various companies. The Group is maintaining its balanced and complementary range of businesses as it continues to grow and diversify, developing new business lines and integrating new companies while also seeing its investments in DEME generate equivalent growth.

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