Italcementi awards Rezzato cement upgrade to KHD

Italcementi awards Rezzato cement upgrade to KHD
Published: 13 November 2012


The Italcementi Group recently awarded KHD a contract to upgrade and redevelop its Brescia Rezzato plant in Italy. The upgraded plant, situated the in environmentally sensitive Lake Garda region, will have to adhere to very strict emissions, noise and other environmental requirements, while simultaneously ensuring highest levels of availability and low investment costs.

Scope of supply

Italcementi has chosen KHD’s Clean Technology to meet this challenge, which includes:
• KHD COMFLEX® SC 18 – 3250 system for raw material grinding
• two-pier PYRORAPID® kiln 3000tpd (4.4m x 52m)
• PFC PYRFLOOR® clinker cooler 635 AW
• Low NOX five-stage preheater: 7950 PR

KHD will also supply additional environmental equipment like Selective Catalytic Reduction systems, a gas conditioning tower, Selective Non Catalytic Reduction systems as well as special filter systems to reduce SOX.

KHD will install much of the equipment whilst the existing kiln continues to operate.

About the Rezzato works

The Rezzato plant, built in 1964, is rich in tradition and history and is a strategic industrial site in Italy. It was designed by Italcementi Chairman Giampiero Pesenti (the father of Italcementi's CEO Carlo Pesenti), during his tenure as an engineer. In keeping with the history and tradition of the site, the project is scheduled to be finished in 2014, in time for Italcementi’s 150th anniversary.

Upon project completion the plant will be one of the most efficient and eco-friendly cement plants in Europe, KHD said in a statement.