Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH (CPB) has received three large orders over the last few months from producers in Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Denmark.
In July 2011, Aalborg Portland A/S of Denmark places order with Christian Pfeiffer to upgrade cement mill no. 2. Based in the north of Denmark and part of Cementir Holding, Aalborg Portland A/S is investing in the modernisation of its already existing cement mill which produces high-quality white cement. Besides an improvement in product quality, the main reasons for this decision are to enhance efficiency and improve the energy efficiency of the plant.
The scope of the order placed with CPB includes the engineering, supply of plant and materials handling technology including steel construction, surveillance of the installation work and bringing the plant into service. The core of the plant consists of the high-performance separator QDK107-Z from the latest generation of separators and a process filter for fines separation. Thanks to this concept, it is possible to cool the cement to a maximum temperature of 70°C, as requested by the customer. Special requirements are placed on the engineering as the new machines have to be integrated into the existing grinding plant with only limited space.
Delivery of the machines are planned for December 2011. Installation work is scheduled to start on 2 January 2012 and production expected to start at the beginning of April after the plant has been brought into service.
Meanwhile, Ghana Cement (Ghacem), of Ghana, has announced plans to inject US$26m into its core operations to meet the growing domestic demand. The investment will a rise in production capacity at its Tema plant from 1.2Mta to 2.2Mta. As such, Ghacem has ordered an entire grinding mill from CBP.
The production rate of 1.2Mta of cement by the company’s other plant facility at Takoradi is expected to be maintained. The successful completion of the expansion drive will see the Heidelberg Group, majority shareholders of Ghacem, increase its capacity to 3.4Mta.
Furthermore, Southern Province Cement Company (SPCC) of Saudi Arabia, signed a contract with Christian Pfeiffer for the delivery of a third cement mill for Jazan plant. The contract comprises the delivery of all mechanical and electrical equipment, the design, the supervision of civil works, the steel structures, the mechanical and the electrical installations and the trial operations. The deal was signed on Sunday 19 June 2011 between SPCC board members and CPB representatives including managing director, Erich Pichlmaier.
The contract will last 10 months at a capacity reaching 150tph. The project, which will be self-financed, will boost the capacity of the Jazan plant by 50 per cent.