ThyssenKrupp wins Algerian greenfield order

ThyssenKrupp wins Algerian greenfield order

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has received an order to build a cement clinker production line in Algeria from Société des Ciments de Ain El Kebira (SCAEK), a subsidiary of Algerian cement manufacturer Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA).

The new 6000tpd cement clinker plant will be built in Ain El Kebira, around 300km east of Algiers near the provincial capital Setif. Start-up is planned for 2016.

The order includes the supply of key components for operations including raw material processing, clinker manufacture and cement loading, the installation of a laboratory automation system for quality assurance and monitoring, and the turnkey handover of the plant to the customer.

The key components are a 2000tph crusher for limestone and marl, a 500tph  crusher for aggregates, and a 50,000t capacity circular blending bed. Raw materials will be ground in two Polysius Quadropol QMR2 roller mills (throughput 350tph), and a 30,000t homogenising silo will be used to store raw meal.

The kiln line comprises a five-stage, two-string Prepol AS preheater, a 5.2 x 78m rotary kiln, and a Polysius Polytrack cooler with intermediate crusher. Cement grinding will be carried out in three ball mills with high-efficiency Sepol separators (5 x 14.5m, 6000kW central drive). Four storage silos each with a capacity of 20,000t of cement, four packaging lines, and six automatic and two manual loaders round out the plant. The Polysius POLAB laboratory automation system will be installed for quality monitoring and control.