International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

19 November 2019

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, procurement and construction (EPC) partner thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions provided the complete range of key equipment, process solutions and 360˚ services to make this new greenfield ce...

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...

Reviving a 60s modern marvel 14 August 2019

Reviving a 60s modern marvel

Built in the early 1960s, the Lafarge cement plant in Ravena, New York, USA, has seen many changes. As part of a three-year modernisation project, the facility improved its grinding section with the help of Gebr Pfei...

29 July 2019

PNG’s Mayur transformation

Mayur Resources recently announced plans for the construction of Papua New Guinea’s first integrated cement and quicklime plant. Located 25km north of Port Moresby, the country’s capital, the facility will support th...

Shivam’s grinding goals 16 July 2019

Shivam’s grinding goals

To ensure the efficient production of cement to international standards and remain one of Nepal’s top cement companies, Shivam Cement decided to upgrade the grinding section of its cement plant in Hetauda. KHD Humbol...

18 June 2019

Siam City Cement’s smart move

Siam City Cement Public Co Ltd (SCCC) has deployed extensive network infrastructure and wireless connectivity at its cement works in Saraburi province, Thailand, to create the country’s first smart plant. By Siam Cit...

28 May 2019

Reconditioning race against time

The reconditioning of 14 raw and coal mill rollers enabled one US cement plant to be fully up-and-running after a shorter-than-usual maintenance period just before the facility’s busiest season. By Smith Services, US...

20 May 2019

Pura vida in Costa Rica

“Pura vida” means “pure life”, but for Costa Ricans it is more than the country’s catchy slogan to say everything is cool. It is their relaxed way of life, where everything runs smoothly and with a positive focus. Th...

10 May 2019

GCC Rapid City prepares for the future

GCC has completed a significant upgrade of its cement plant in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA. The project increased the capacity of Kiln 6 by 0.44Mta to help satisfy regional demand growth and solidify the company’s ...

06 March 2019

Terminal benefits

In September 2018 PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk started commissioning its new terminal in Lampung, southern Sumatra, Indonesia. Five months later, in January 2019, the facility is fully operational and reduces t...

20 February 2019

Arabian Cement’s 20 by 2020

To diversify its fuel use and ensure stable plant operation, Arabian Cement Co introduced alternative fuels (AFs) on Line 2 at its plant in Suez, Egypt. Following its initial success, the company decided to lift its ...

12 February 2019

Improving fuel security

Germany-based Gebr Pfeiffer has successfully completed an EPC turnkey project to build a complete solution for fuel conversion and coal/petcoke grinding in the existing plant of Building Materials Industries Co (BMIC...

23 January 2019

Bright start, bright future

With a rapidly-expanding construction sector, Cambodia’s need for cement going forward seems assured. For cement producers it is a call to build new cement plants and increase market share. One company that has recen...

21 December 2018

Powering southern expansion

Pakistan’s promising cement market fundamentals are driving a number of domestic producers to expand their local production bases. Power Cement Ltd (PCL) has embarked on the construction of a complete 7700tpd line wh...