Claudius Peters' Bolivian order

Claudius Peters' Bolivian order
Published: 09 March 2016


The Spanish consortium, UTE ORURO, awarded a contract to Claudius Peters Projects for the delivery of a new packing and palletising plant for a greenfield cement plant in Oruro, Bolivia.

UTE ORURO consists of Sacyr Industrial and Imasa Ingenieria y Proyectos SA, which received the order together with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions to erect a new cement plant in the Bolivian highlands. The final customer, state-run Empresa Publica Productiva Cementos de Bolivia, plans a works with a clinker capacity of 3000tpd.

The Claudius Peters scope of supply comprises: the packing plant with a 12-spout rotary packer, automatic bag applicator, material supply, bag handling and transport, a palletiser for 3600 bags/h with a palletless slip sheet system and two package removal units, a big bag filling station for one loop big bags with a weight of 500-2000kg per big bag and a Rockwell control system.

The special challenge was the altitude of the plant which is 4000m above mean sea level. This requires special motors and special electrical switching and control elements which are suitable for this altitude.
Delivery is scheduled for 2017.