International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

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 Industrial Solutions, the project is now entering the home straight. By thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Germany. Construction on Yamama Cement’s new 20,000tpd plant at Alhalal ...

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 ...

A new lime plant for Crescent 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...

Russian White 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...

23 May 2018

Packing in the clouds

When Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) awarded Claudius Peters the contract for a packing and palletising facility at its cement works in Oruro, Bolivia, the project sent the German equipment su...

04 June 2018

Revitalising St Marys Cement

The resurgence in the US cement market in 2014 prompted Votorantim Cimentos-owned St Marys Cement to launch a modernisation and expansion programme of its plant in Charlevoix, Michigan, USA. The modernisation ...

25 April 2018

Burner for the future

Russia-based Sibirskiy Cement JSC is investing in the modernisation of its production facilities. One such project is the upgrade of Kiln 5 at its Krasnoyarsk Cement LLC plant. The works will see the replacement of t...

18 April 2018

Automation: moving up a gear

The last decade has seen an unprecedented build-up of Russia’s cement capacity. Over 35Mta of capacity has been added with total output potential now standing at 105Mta. However, as demand fell to 55Mta in 2017, comp...