International Cement Review articles tagged under : Case Studies

02 August 2017

Curbing downtime

As part of the cooler conversion at its Ste Genevieve cement plant, USA, LafargeHolcim opted for a modular precast cooler curb system to help reduce downtime during the project. This enabled the cement producer to light up only 48 days after shutdown. By Gilles Mercier, Wahl Refractory Solutions LLC, USA. Figure 1: in 2016 LafargeHolcim decided to replace the clinker cooler at its Ste G...

24 July 2017

Blending boost for Lesotho

In a first step towards creating a fully-fledged cement manufacturing capacity in South Africa’s neighbour Lesotho, construction materials supplier AfriSam has opened a new cement blending and packing facility in the...

18 July 2017

Dry mix moves

Following a decision to expand its product range to include ready-to-use dry mix products, Australia-based Sunstate Cement required a new dry mix plant. The project was completed as a result of close cooperation betw...

05 June 2017

Rebuilt to last

Rebuilding aging ESPs can help to significantly improve their operational efficiency and bring dust emissions back in line with statutory requirements. By Rico Chen, Sasza Chyntara, Willy Stevanus and Nga Nguyen, Tai...

Union Bridge quarry replacement project 30 May 2017

Union Bridge quarry replacement project

The existing quarry reserves of Lehigh Cement’s Union Bridge plant in Maryland, USA, will be depleted by the end of 2020. New reserves have been secured 7km away, near the town of New Windsor. Several options were ev...

17 May 2017

More than 'just' a new plant

Cement distribution at the new Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant of McInnis Cement in Canada has been designed with the environment in mind. Distribution by sea to one of the plant’s four terminals replaces a consider...

Assisting Maryneal’s expansion 10 May 2017

Assisting Maryneal’s expansion

The modernisation and expansion of Buzzi Unicem’s Maryneal cement plant has enabled it to more than double capacity to 1.2Mst as well as reduce its environmental footprint. PCI Process Consultants was tasked with pro...

18 April 2017

St Marys’ conveyor clean-up

Martin Engineering devises a method to reduce conveyor carryback at St Marys Cement’s Detroit plant.

10 April 2017

Improving Malaysia’s supply

Christian Pfeiffer reports on the completion of its turnkey grinding plant project for Cahya Mata Sarawak.

23 March 2017

Co-processing MSW at Hongshuihe Cement Co

FLSmidth introduces MSW to Hongshuihe Cement.

09 March 2017

CIMAF: Tema’s new terminal

ICR and CIMAF report on a new cement terminal in Ghana as part of CIMAF's pan-African expansion.

20 February 2017

Relocating Yamama Cement

After years of planning, Yamama Cement Company has finally commenced the relocation of its cement manufacturing operations, moving production from inside the capital, Riyadh, to a new location some 80km from the city...

25 January 2017

Combining forces

Upgrading cement grinding systems offers both process and commercial benefits. The use of a high-pressure grinding roll in semi-finish grinding mode significantly reduces specific energy consumption and improves prod...

14 December 2016

Lokotrack's GCC screen debut

Metso Corporation delivered a mobile Lokotrack screener to GCC's Pueblo cement plant, Colorado, for cleaner limestone processing.

30 November 2016

A burning success

CRH's Rohoznik cement plant in Slovakia has installed a new FLSmidth JETFLEX® burner to raise its solid alternative fuel usage to 80 per cent.

23 November 2016

Building on success

CIMASSO breaks ground on its new grinding plant project under construction by Germany's Intercem in Burkina Faso.