Due to a great demand for cement in Senegal and its neighbouring countries, Ciments Du Sahel company, one of two cement companies in Senegal, has decided to expand its facilities by adding a second production line to its Kirène plant, located 65 kilometres southeast of Dakar. Also, by using the added capacity from this new expansion, the company wishes to enhance its international position in national and international markets. The existing kiln line is laid out for an annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes. Most recently an additional 8-spout HAVER Roto-PackerÒ with complete electrical system and installation equipment has been delivered for this existing kiln line.
The new kiln line, expected to go into operation in 2009, will allow a production capacity of 3600 tonnes of clinker per day. As part of the plant expansion, Haver & Boecker has received an order for five HAVER-ROTO-PACKERÒ systems, partly with automatic empty bag applicator, and one Big Bag filling station. And to attain the highest possible levels of quality assurance and production transparency, Les Ciments Du Sahel has opted to install check weighers with the belt conveyor system that are coupled with a HAVER DPS (Data Protocol System) statistical weight evaluation for providing an attestable weight guarantee.