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What Is The PEGASUS Programme?

WCA's PEGASUS programme, which stands for Plant Evaluation, Gap Analysis and Support Service, is part of our commitment to provide value-added services and support our members to achieve greater sustainability. The programme is offered to corporate members to help them to identify the gap between their plants and world-class best practice, through gap analysis, plant audits and dialogue with experts. 

Gap Analysis: Through benchmarking with other plants around the world, we can identify the gap at a particular plant between actual performance and best practice. We look at the gap to best-in-class (i.e. plants with comparable technology) as well as the gap to industry best practice. The gaps identified can then be used to prioritise performance improvement projects and evaluate capital investment options.

Plant Audits: A plant audit team consists of specialists in the relevant topics to be examined. The teams typically include specialists on pyro systems, milling, waste heat recovery, maintenance and quality. These specialists are drawn from other WCA members. When a plant is audited, it is an opportunity to look at improvement opportunities with from a new perspective, drawing on the experience of the team. It is also an opportunity for professional development for those involved both from the host plant and the audit team.

Dialogue with Experts:  WCA members have access to expertise and opportunities to share experiences and best practices through our network, other PEGASUS participants and specialists from the audit team.



Each Autumn, a new PEGASUS cycle will begin, allowing new companies and plants to join the project. Each participating company will submit up to date data, allowing comparison and progress assessment versus the previous year. 

 If you would like to participate in the next cycle of the PEGASUS programme please contact Jo Michael (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Pegasus 2020 is our first multi-company benchmarking and knowledge sharing project, designed to be practical with the current COVID limitations around the world. The project is:

  • Open to all clinker-producing WCA members
  • Has no WCA fees
  • Has no cost other than related travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Phase I: Benchmarking

Sep - Dec 2020 - (Virtual project meetings) - this phase is now complete

  • Data collection
  • Analysis of gap with best practice
  • Identification of improvement opportunities
  • Sharing of anonymised results with participants

Phase II: Performance Improvement

Jan - Sep 2021 - (Expert teams virtually assess participant plants) - this phase is currently underway

  • Investigate improvement opportunities
  • Joint development of action plans
  • (Virtual) visits to other WCA members to see planned practices/technologies in action

PEGASUS Exemplar Graph

As part of WCA’s continuing Climate and Environment commitment, as well as providing value-added services for its members, we have formed ongoing Climate Partnerships with organisations such as NGOs, thinktanks and events providers. This will allow knowledge sharing between WCA and our Climate Partner, giving the cement industry a voice and platform outside of its traditional silos, as well as fostering new partnerships, collaborations and ideas between our industry, other hard-to-abate sectors and the wider climate movement.

If you are interested in becoming a WCA Climate Partner, or would like to contact or collaborate with one of our Partners, please contact Manon Burbidge (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 


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