International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

03 January 2018

Open for enhanced communication

With society and technical developments rapidly evolving, changes in the way companies communicate and train staff are an important consideration in ensuring an effective transfer of knowledge. OpenSpace methods such as Loesche’s World Café and Barcamp provide new ways of communicating and collaborating with customers. By Dr Regina Krammer, Loesche GmbH, Germany The Barcamp explained: t...

20 December 2017

Milling from the ground up

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has successfully installed ball mill No 6 at its Abidjan plant, adding 1Mta grinding capacity. This was a complex project to recycle a pre-used mill from a Spanish plant and reinstall it o...

28 November 2017

C2S solid solution reactivity in high-belite cement

The key cause of the high energy intensity in the cement production process is the high heat required to form alite, the main constituent of Portland cement. One option is to lower the alite content, which leads to ...

15 November 2017

Minya's coal storage solution

To help meet the Egyptian rules and regulations on the storage of coal, ASEC Cement Company called on OYK Consultants to design and deliver a suitable storage solution quickly and cost-effectively. By OYK Engineering...

Geometrica’s jubilee showcase 06 October 2017

Geometrica’s jubilee showcase

This year marks a milestone anniversary for architectural, industrial and bulk storage specialists Geometrica. Providing structures for the cement industry for 25 years, the company reflects on some of its signature ...

25 September 2017

Ensuring safe practices

Occupational health and safety is key priority for the HeidelbergCement. This is reflected by HeidelbergCement India’s efforts to instil a health and safety culture at an organisational and technical level, and the i...

CBMI’s pioneering EPC journey 04 September 2017

CBMI’s pioneering EPC journey

CBMI Construction Co Ltd has been a pioneer in the implementation of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts in the cement sector. Beginning its EPC journey in 1999, the company has continued to bui...

23 August 2017

Retrofitting Ijaci’s ID fans

In a recent project InterCement awarded Howden South America the contract to retrofit its existing kiln induced-draught fans at its Ijaci plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil. As a result the cement works was able to increa...

09 August 2017

New chapter for the OK mill

With the market trend for large-capacity plants demanding bigger and bigger mills, FLSmidth’s OKTM mill is now also available for raw grinding applications. The largest VRM for raw milling in the world, the FLSmidth ...

02 August 2017

Curbing downtime

As part of the cooler conversion at its Ste Genevieve cement plant, USA, LafargeHolcim opted for a modular precast cooler curb system to help reduce downtime during the project. This enabled the cement producer to li...

24 July 2017

Blending boost for Lesotho

In a first step towards creating a fully-fledged cement manufacturing capacity in South Africa’s neighbour Lesotho, construction materials supplier AfriSam has opened a new cement blending and packing facility in the...

18 July 2017

Dry mix moves

Following a decision to expand its product range to include ready-to-use dry mix products, Australia-based Sunstate Cement required a new dry mix plant. The project was completed as a result of close cooperation betw...

05 June 2017

Rebuilt to last

Rebuilding aging ESPs can help to significantly improve their operational efficiency and bring dust emissions back in line with statutory requirements. By Rico Chen, Sasza Chyntara, Willy Stevanus and Nga Nguyen, Tai...

30 May 2017

Union Bridge quarry replacement project

The existing quarry reserves of Lehigh Cement’s Union Bridge plant in Maryland, USA, will be depleted by the end of 2020. New reserves have been secured 7km away, near the town of New Windsor. Several options were ev...

17 May 2017

More than 'just' a new plant

Cement distribution at the new Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant of McInnis Cement in Canada has been designed with the environment in mind. Distribution by sea to one of the plant’s four terminals replaces a consider...

10 May 2017

Assisting Maryneal’s expansion

The modernisation and expansion of Buzzi Unicem’s Maryneal cement plant has enabled it to more than double capacity to 1.2Mst as well as reduce its environmental footprint. PCI Process Consultants was tasked with pro...