Loesche to supply six VRMs to Medcem plant, Turkey

Loesche to supply six VRMs to Medcem plant, Turkey
Published: 11 April 2013


Loesche has been awarded the contract to supply six vertical roller mills to Medcem Madencilik’s new cement plant currently under construction in Turkey.

Medcem is building Turkey's largest cement plant which will have a capacity of 10,000tpd. The new cement works (situated at Silifke in the south of Turkey, approximately 100km west of Mersin), will be equipped with the following Loesche mills:

• Two vertical roller mills type LM 56.6 for the grinding of cement raw material with a product rate of 420tph each at a product fineness of 12 per cent R DIN 0.09 mm. The mill drives of both LM 56.6 will have a capacity of 4600kW each.

• Coal will be ground on a Loesche mill type LM 41.4 D. The mill is designed for a capacity of 75tph at a product fineness of eight per cent R DIN 0.09mm. The mill motor of the LM 41.4 D will operate with
1.250kW.

• For the clinker grinding the client relies on three Loesche vertical roller mills type LM 56.3+3. Each
mill will be producing 210tph of OPC at 3200Blaine and 250 t/h PPC at 5500 Blaine. All mill motors for the LM 56.3+3 C are planned with a capacity of 5300kW.

In addition to the vertical roller mills for the cement works Silifke, the Loesche scope of supply includes the discharge device of the mill pre-bunker as well as the corresponding dosing technology, parts of the mill circulation systems, dedusting filters and fans as well as components of the product transportation. Special electrical components such as the instrumentation complete the package of hardware supply.

For all three grinding plants the complete basic engineering will be supplied by Loesche, including mill pre-bunker, the grinding plant and the product transportation up to the distribution into the silos.