International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

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) in Assiut, upper Egypt. The new grinding facility enables BMIC to improve its fuel security in today’s volatile markets. By Ahmed Essam, Gebr Pfeiffer, Germany. Figure 1: ...

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 ...

Yamama on track to the future 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...

Saving energy across the board 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 ...

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 u...

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...

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...