International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

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, USA. One of the eight raw mill rollers for reconditioning Working around the clock, seven-days-a-week, a major cement mill located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA ...

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...

Arabian Cement’s 20 by 2020 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...

Bright start, bright future 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...

28 November 2018

Mission accomplished

Last year saw the successful completion of ACC’s new 9000tpd clinker line at its Jamul works in India, expanding capacity at the plant by 3Mta. With stringent design criteria and timelines, main supplier KHD details ...

15 November 2018

Yamama on track to the future

Designed for a clinker capacity of 20,000tpd, Yamama Cement Company’s new plant complex is currently the largest cement project in the Middle East. For the cement company and its EPC contractor thyssenkrupp Industria...

02 November 2018

Made to fit

Replacing cooler grate plates with a lane unit system combines low investment with the highest efficiency in the market, as shown by a recent project in South Korea carried out by Claudius Peters. By Andre Vos, Claud...

18 October 2018

Saving energy across the board

To improve its energy management and reduce fuel costs, the Turkey-based OYAK Group introduced alternative fuels (AFs) at its Denizli Çimento plant. A new fuel transport system was required and the cement producer tu...

08 October 2018

Turkey’s local expertise

The Turkish cement industry continues to expand and while new plants often use foreign technology, local contractors build and commission the latest additions to the sector. Bilim Makina shares its experience of two ...

08 October 2018

A new lime plant for Crescent

With precise calcining, energy conservation and emissions control as key production parameters, Nuberg EPC’s team significantly improved operations at Crescent Chemicals’ lime plant in Bangladesh. By Nuberg EPC, Indi...

26 September 2018

Vác’s greener future

May 2018 saw the opening of Duna-Dráva Cement’s modernised Vác plant in Hungary. With improvements focussed on a cleaner emissions record and an increased use of alternative fuels, the cement works addresses the need...

20 September 2018

Russian White

As Russia’s sole domestic supplier of white cement, LafargeHolcim’s Shurovo plant plays a key part in the country’s cement market. The white cement works has seen continued capital investment over the years and aims ...