Indocement: making it big
Indocement, Indonesia’s second-largest cement producer, operates three cement plants with 12 kiln lines which are located at Citeureup (Bogor), Palimanan (Cirebon) and Tarjun (South Kalimantan), with a total cement capacity of 18.6Mta. The majority of production is concentrated at the impressive Citeureup cement plant, located at Bogor, 45km south of the capital, Jakarta. Citeureup comprises nine kiln lines with a total cement capacity of 11.9Mta, making it one of the largest integrated factory complexes in the world.
All Citeureup kiln lines utilise dry-process, precalciner technology and collectively represent a fascinating retrospective of cement production equipment. Production at the site commenced in 1975 with a 0.64Mta rotary kiln supplied by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan). Later, kilns were supplied from KHD Humboldt Wedag AG, Polysius and most recently in 1999, FLSmidth delivered a 2.4Mta kiln line which remains the largest kiln operating at the site. By 2014, however, this will be superseded by the installation of a 10,000tpd clinker line, supplied by Sinoma, to complete this ‘world tour’ of pyroprocessing technologies.