Campulung modernisation complete, Romania

Campulung modernisation complete, Romania
Published: 10 July 2008

Holcim Romania has completed the modernisation of the Campulung-based cement plant in a project worth a total of EUR120m. The modernisation of the facility sited in Campulung (center south-west) will result in a 30 per cent rise in production capacity to help accommodate rising domestic demand..
Activities to modernize the Campulung-based plant kicked off in late 2005, and included a number of special features such as the erection of the tallest industrial building in Romania – the 135 m high pre-heater ower; the largest new kiln built by Holcim in Eastern Europe, with a production capacity of some 2Mta; the largest two clinker silos in Romania, made of reinforced concrete, and using state-of-the-art technology, with a combined capacity of 2 x 75,000t.
"The modernization of the Campulung cement capacity marks the end stage of the re-engineering process begun a few years ago at the plant located in Alesd (center). We invested and continue to invest in quality and performance, paying particular heed to the protection of the environment.
Investments in the Campulung plant are also proof of our commitment to meet the rising demand for cement from our clients," said Holcim director general (Romania), Markus Wirth.
"The new kiln replaces three smaller and obsolete kilns that were commissioned in 1972. The new production line of the cement plant has fully automated installations that put out cement of best and constant quality with minimum impact on the environment," said Emil Raicov, director of the Campulung Cement Plant.
An additional investment of 75 million euro for the cement plant in Campulung will start this year and is due for completion in 2009. These new investment activities will be directed towards a series of projects such as clinker grinding lines, transportation to storage silos, or the expansion of bulk cement loading points.
Holcim (Romania) SA owns three cement plants in Turda (grinding), Campulung and Alesd, 16 eco-friendly concrete plants and five aggregate stations. Holcim (Romania) SA employs some 1,400 people.