International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

08 October 2018

Turkey’s local expertise

The Turkish cement industry continues to expand and while new plants often use foreign technology, local contractors build and commission the latest additions to the sector. Bilim Makina shares its experience of two key projects: SYCS Insaat Çimento’s new Elaziğ plant and Medcem’s 11,500tpd Silifke works in Mersin. By Mustafa Sakarya, Bilim Makina, Turkey. SYCS Insaat Çimento Madencilik...

08 October 2018

A new lime plant for Crescent

With precise calcining, energy conservation and emissions control as key production parameters, Nuberg EPC’s team significantly improved operations at Crescent Chemicals’ lime plant in Bangladesh. By Nuberg EPC, Indi...

26 September 2018

Vác’s greener future

May 2018 saw the opening of Duna-Dráva Cement’s modernised Vác plant in Hungary. With improvements focussed on a cleaner emissions record and an increased use of alternative fuels, the cement works addresses the need...

20 September 2018

Russian White

As Russia’s sole domestic supplier of white cement, LafargeHolcim’s Shurovo plant plays a key part in the country’s cement market. The white cement works has seen continued capital investment over the years and aims ...

Nepal’s newest addition 20 July 2018

Nepal’s newest addition

The inauguration of a new 6000tpd production line saw Hongshi Shivam enter the Nepalese cement market. Plans for a second 6000tpd line are already being made. Hongshi Group, one of the joint venture partners, takes u...

06 July 2018

Driving operational excellence at Votorantim

Sustained investment in several areas of plant operations as a result of its drive for operational excellence has paid off for Votorantim’s Vidal Ramos plant in Brazil. By Alvaro Lorenz and Mario Interlenghi, Votoran...

Fit for future challenges 02 July 2018

Fit for future challenges

Vietnamese cement producer Xuan Thanh Cement awarded Germany-based grinding specialist Loesche the contract to supply the advanced grinding system for its Line 2 expansion project. The company opted for a vertical ro...

29 June 2018

Alternative fuels in a nutshell

Since April 2015 Binh Phuoc Cement has partly replaced the fuel supply at its coal-fired cement plant with cashew nut shells in a project that not only makes operations at the plant more sustainable, but also helps t...

13 June 2018

Cement unloading goes electric

The use of electrical power in the operation of a new cement unloader for US-based Ozinga means the building materials supplier can operate its Chicago terminals with a lower environmental impact and save on energy c...

23 May 2018

Packing in the clouds

When Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) awarded Claudius Peters the contract for a packing and palletising facility at its cement works in Oruro, Bolivia, the project sent the German equipment su...

04 June 2018

Revitalising St Marys Cement

The resurgence in the US cement market in 2014 prompted Votorantim Cimentos-owned St Marys Cement to launch a modernisation and expansion programme of its plant in Charlevoix, Michigan, USA. The modernisation ...

25 April 2018

Burner for the future

Russia-based Sibirskiy Cement JSC is investing in the modernisation of its production facilities. One such project is the upgrade of Kiln 5 at its Krasnoyarsk Cement LLC plant. The works will see the replacement of t...

18 April 2018

Automation: moving up a gear

The last decade has seen an unprecedented build-up of Russia’s cement capacity. Over 35Mta of capacity has been added with total output potential now standing at 105Mta. However, as demand fell to 55Mta in 2017, comp...

11 April 2018

Wild nature and population hubs

Following the successful installation of a 12.5km overland conveyor through challenging terrain at Sichuan Yadong Cement Co in Penghzhou, China, the cement producer awarded a second project for two additional overlan...

20 March 2018

Export boost for Sönmez

Sönmez Çimento improved its export capability by constructing a new port at the Yumurtalık TAYSEB Freezone in Adana, Turkey. Designed with both high loading rates and the environment in mind, using the new facility t...

31 January 2018 Arthur Harrisson

Modifying the Bogue calculation

The Bogue calculation helps cement chemists to allocate the four main oxides in Portland cement clinker to the four main phases present following the pyroprocess in the cement kiln. While not perfect, it remains an e...