Ash Grove design in Nevada Desert

Ash Grove design in Nevada Desert
Published: 19 May 2006

Hill Lockwood Greene, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, has secured a contract from FLSmidth to provide structural and architectural design for Ash Grove Cement Company’s new US$300m Portland cement plant in Moapa, Nevada. 

The company will be providing the structural and architectural designs for the facility including the primary crusher, limestone storage, raw mill production, exhaust gas conditioning, preheater, kiln, clinker cooler, cement mill, coal mill and rail/truck unloading facilities. The preheater for the plant will be a six-stage 450-foot-tall tower. Limestone for the facility will be mined from an area approximately five miles away, sent through a crusher located near the quarry, and then transported to the facility using a five-mile long belt conveyor. 
 
 "We are pleased to have been selected by FLSmidth to design this new cement plant on the Reservation of the Moapa Band of Paiutes," said Mike Gearhart, Hill Lockwood Greene’s Director, Manufacturing. "The structural and architectural design will be performed from our Spartanburg, South Carolina operations center. We look forward to working with FLSmidth to tackle this exciting project."
 
 Once commissioned in 2009, Ash Grove’s new plant will produce 1.5Mta, and will provide a supply of Portland cement to Southern Nevada and the surrounding market, where the demand is typically greater than the supply. Design is expected to be completed in October 2006. Shop drawing review will continue throughout 2007.  Headquartered in Denver, employee-owned Hill Lockwood Greene’s is a global firm providing engineering, construction, operations, and related technical services to public and private clients.