New order for Polysius at Duna-Drava cement plant, Hungaria

New order for Polysius at Duna-Drava cement plant, Hungaria
Published: 29 May 2007

Polysius has won a tender to replace all of the kilns at a clinker plant in Hungary owned by Duna-Drava Cement, business daily Vilaggazdasag reported on Friday.  
 
The contract for the project which is slated to be completed in March 2009 was signed earlier this week, the daily reported.  
 
Vilaggazdasag reported earlier that Duna-Drava Cement, which controls about 45 per cent of Hungary’s cement market, planned to spend more than HUF5bn to replace all of the kilns at its plant in Beremend, in southwest Hungary.  
 
The investment will boost efficiency at the plant and bring it in line with EU environmental norms, Duna-Drava president-CEO Miklos Oberritter told daily.  
 
The new kilns will reduce the plant’s emissions of CO2 as well as dust, said sales and marketing director Janos Szarkandi.  
 
Duna-Drava Cement was formed with the merger of Beremendi Cement and Dunai Cement in 1997. The company’s 550 staff produce an annual 2.5m tonnes of cement.  
 
Duna-Drava Cement is owned by Germany’s Heidelberg Zement and Schwenk Zement.