International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

09 May 2022

Inside Lehigh Hanson’s Mitchell K4 project

Lehigh Hanson’s Mitchell K4 project represents one of the largest and most significant investments in new capacity for parent company HeidelbergCement. As a leading North American cement producer, Lehigh Hanson’s investment represents long-term focus on the US-Midwest market through state-of-the art production technology that will increase efficiencies and lower the company’s carbon footprint ...

25 April 2022

Calciner NOx reduction and AF use

Computational modelling has helped Cyprus-based Vassiliko Cement Works to reduce NOx emissions in the calciner while increasing the use of alternative fuels, supporting the company’s drive to produce cement in a sust...

12 April 2022

Bringing down temperature

Vietnam’s tropical climate, with its high humidity, places extra challenges on FICO-YTL’s grinding plant operations in Tay Ninh, affecting the performance of the final product. However, following an upgrade the cemen...

28 March 2022

Optimising Salonit Anhovo’s crushing process

When Slovenia-based producer Salonit Anhovo looked to optimise its primary crushing process, thyssenkrupp Cement Technologies implemented a modern, alternative system into an existing building. The new double-shaft h...

Powering up Pecém 25 January 2022

Powering up Pecém

In July 2021 Votorantim Cimentos announced the start of a new line at its grinding plant in Pecém, Brazil. The 0.8Mta expansion aims to produce cement in a more environmentally friendly way, in accordance with the co...

18 January 2022

Net zero from the ground up

The drive towards net-zero cement production is having an impact on all parts of the supply chain, including raw material extraction. For Nuh Çimento it was a rallying call to make mining operations more sustainable,...

West Africa: progress in times of a pandemic 21 December 2021

West Africa: progress in times of a pandemic

CBMI Construction is currently undertaking an EPC plant project in west Africa, spanning an entire cement production line from raw materials crushing to packing and dispatch. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, the pro...

07 December 2021

CEMEX UK: innovations for fossil fuel phase out

CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through innovation and investment in future-forward technology. Paul Fletcher, head of sustainability Europe, CEMEX, discusses how the route to net zero using groundb...

29 November 2021

Sivas revisited

Votorantim Cimentos’ Sivas cement plant in Turkey was completed in 2017 as an EP project by Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute Co (TCDRI), part of Sinoma International Engineering Co. In this report,...

19 October 2021

Gasin Cement’s road to RDF

Faruk Investment Group (FIG) has recently launched a mechanical biological treatment facility in the city of Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq. The project aims to tackle the issue of uncontrolled municipal solid waste by ...

14 September 2021

Lukavac’s AF initiatives

Since being privatised in 2001, the Lukavac cement plant in Bosnia-Herzegovina has seen a number of major investments. In more recent years, the focus has been on fine-tuning existing equipment to increase the plant’...

09 August 2021

Working in the present, looking to the future

While 2020 was a difficult year for the cement industry, Brazil’s leading cement player adapted and continued its expansion. Sustainability and the health and safety of its staff were key considerations in addressing...

06 July 2021

Modern milling in Mexico

Encouraged by healthy construction demand and promising growth potential, two regional cement manufacturers have decided to invest in cement grinding facilities in Yucatán, Mexico. Both Cementos Fortaleza and Holcim ...

29 June 2021

Scaling up for growth

Cement producers do not just manufacture cement, they need to sell it too. So what happens when a new equity partner invests in the company with a plan to increase factory output sixfold? How do you scale up for grow...

28 June 2021

Asment Temara’s automated truck dispatch approach

Votorantim Cimentos Morocco has implemented a new automatic truck dispatch system to manage the flow and loading of trucks within its Asment Temara cement works. The move is part of the group’s global strategy to imp...

19 April 2021

The arrival of Rhône Ciments

Rhône Ciments, the new Cem’In’Eu grinding facility equipped with the latest 4.0 technology and a capacity of 240,000tpa, has now started production. After 18 months of construction work and delays due to the COVID-19...