International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

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 us through the project. By Hongshi Group, China. The inauguration of Hongshi Shivam Cement’s 6000tpd production line in Nawalparasi, Nepal Hongshi Shivam Cement Pvt Ltd...

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...

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...

Cement unloading goes electric 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...

Revitalising St Marys Cement 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...

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...

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...