Scwhenk invests EUR30m in Allmendingen works

Scwhenk invests EUR30m in Allmendingen works
Published: 30 September 2016


German cement producer Schwenk is investing EUR30m in its Allmendingen cement plant to reduce NOx and organic carbon emissions as well as mercury.

The XMercury equipment, designed by Austrian emissions control supplier Scheuch, is expected to come online in February 2017 while the Deconox system, supplied by the same company, will enter service in June.  Meanwhile, the foundations for the Deconox facility will be poured before this winter.

The cement plant will also see the construction of new sludge storage and drying facilities. The works will use the kiln exhaust gases to dry the sludge, which will then be used as alternative fuel. This project is supported by the German Environment Ministry through a EUR6m investment.

Plant Manager, Jürgen Thormann, said: “We will set new standards in emission levels.”