Odra cement works orders new VRM, Poland

Odra cement works orders new VRM, Poland
Published: 07 September 2012

Gebr Pfeiffer has been awarded the contract to supply a MPS 3070 BC vertical roller for grinding 46tph of blast-furnace slag for the Odra works situated in Opole, Poland.

The slag, ground to 3800cm²/g Blaine, is intended to be used as an additive to the cement. The ordered vertical mill features a main drive with an output of 1350kW for the production rate of 46tph.  Exhaust gases produced by the clinker cooler allow the slag to be dried from nine per cent feed moisture down to <1 per cent residual moisture while being ground in the mill. The design of the mill also makes it possible to grind as much as 45tph of cement (OPC) to a fineness of 3500cm²/g Blaine.

About the Odra cement works

Odra cement works is the only plant out of nine originally situated around Opeln still in operation. In 2011, celebrated its 100th year which could only be achieved by continuously improving its products and investing in plant modernisation. After Poland had opened up its economy almost 20 year ago, the Miebach Group, headquartered in Erwitte/Westphalia and experienced in plant technology and cement production, invested in this works. About 300 staff annually produce about 750,000tpa of cement and about 360,000tpa of clinker.