Siggenthal cement works shifts to lignite, Switzerland

Siggenthal cement works shifts to lignite, Switzerland
Published: 02 July 2013


Holcim’s Siggenthal cement works in Switzerland is changing over its fuel supply from anthracite to lignite. It is expected to require around 1500t per week to fuel its kiln.

The lignite is supplied as pulverised coal from Europe by rail and once at the plant, it is stored in a new steel silo of 55m high and 10m diameter, constructed for the purpose by the cement producer. Two additional railway tracks have also been built.