International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

15 June 2020

Saraburi’s smart grinding

Siam City Cement Public Co Ltd (SCCC) has upgraded the raw material grinding unit at its Saraburi plant, Thailand, with a COMFLEX® system, engineered and supplied by KHD. The project has enabled the cement producer to reduce its power consumption and improve the flexibility of its grinding operations. By Weera Ploypai and Prapan Sindhurattavej, Siam City Cement Public Co, Thailand, and Kai Wei...

26 May 2020

Minimising the mining impact

Limestone has been mined from Ube Industries’ Isa quarry in Yamaguchi, Japan, since 1948. However, what makes this mine special is that it is located in the immediate vicinity of a residential area. Therefore, Ube In...

19 May 2020

Cement for the future

Following a significant investment at its Rioclaro plant in Colombia, Cementos Argos has started the production of green cement based on the thermal activation of clays. Along with an increase in alternative fuel use...

12 May 2020

Automation at Caracolito

Integrating collective knowledge and suggestions for improvements by end users form the basis of CEMEX’s drive to advance operational excellence at its plant in Caracolito, Colombia. The plant’s Line 2 was the focus ...

Powering up with WHR 07 April 2020

Powering up with WHR

In the south of Pakistan, Power Cement Ltd (PCL), part of the Arif Habib Group, has started production from a new 7700tpd clinker line supplied by FLSmidth. The hot exhaust gases from the new facility are utilised to...

24 March 2020

Tasek’s fabric filter conversion

CTP Team has completed an ESP conversion project for Tasek Corp’s Ipoh cement plant in Malaysia to help the producer comply with new regulations for dust emissions at the stack. The 3-in-1 fabric filter system is des...

Medcem's Tunisian investment 18 February 2020

Medcem's Tunisian investment

Hanacem Tunisia is a subsidiary of Medcem Global, the sole cement and clinker exporting company for Turkey-based Eren Holding. To support export operations Medcem constructed the Hanacem grinding plant in Gabès, Tuni...

28 January 2020

Gaining ground in Gabon

As Gabon restructures its economy, local cement producers seek to consolidate their position in the domestic market. CIMAF Gabon is investing significantly to increase its presence through the expansion of its existi...

27 January 2020

New-look Limak Anka

The new-look Limak Anka integrated cement plant in Ankara, Turkey, was launched with modern production technologies and minimal environmental impact in mind. By employing the latest-generation equipment, optimising p...

13 January 2020

The making of Oruro

Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) recently brought its 1Mta cement plant in Oruro, Bolivia, online. The project is the first of two greenfield production facilities supported by the government t...

16 December 2019

The world’s largest cement terminal

With its recent expansion of a 70,000t dome, Beton Provincial’s terminal in Québec, Canada, has become the largest single-user cement terminal in the world. Thanks to its 180,000t of storage capacity it receives ceme...

16 December 2019

The next 50 years at San Luis

To meet Argentina’s growing need for sustainably-produced cement, Cementos Avellaneda is expanding its San Luis cement plant in La Calera with a new 2000tpd clinker line. With 1Mta of cement capacity, the project is ...

17 January 2020

Future-proofing Algeria’s flagship

Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie is set to increase its total cement capacity by 2.2Mta, thanks to the new Sigus cement plant, located in the province of Oum El Bouaghi, eastern Algeria. Engineering, procureme...

03 September 2019

Safety leadership – all aboard

When USA-based Thomas Concrete appointed a new president and CEO, the company gained an ambitious safety programme. With the support of DEKRA Organisational Safety and Reliability (OSR) the concrete producer initiall...

02 September 2019

Insight, foresight and the overview to do well

Digitalisation, IoT and Industry 4.0 are contemporary buzz words that flash at us everywhere we turn with a fuzzy promise of a brilliantly improved future performance. In this article we tell the story of a very tang...

21 August 2019

A new line for FANCESA

Bolivian cement producer FANCESA is expanding its cement capacity with a new line at its Cal Orck’o site. With the new project, the company plans to consolidate its domestic leadership position as well as improve ope...