Up and running in Russia

Published 23 March 2015

Tagged Under: commissioning new capacity 

In the rocky landscape next to the Black Sea, FLSmidth supplied a new production line to the JSC Verhnebakanskiy Cement plant in Russia. Commissioning was completed successfully and the kiln has been running at full capacity since the start, allowing the company to serve market requirements to the best of the new line’s abilities. By Karsten Riisgaard Andersen, FLSmidth, Denmark.

The new line features one of the largest Atox mills FLSmidth has supplied to date

During the peak commissioning period of the Verhnebakanskiy Cement plant project, there were more than 30 mechanical, chemical and electrical engineers onsite, including experts from all over the world working together to ensure the plant got up and running successfully and safely. The team worked in shifts around the clock to monitor the equipment, and their skills and experience contributed to the well-planned and well-executed start-up. “The start-up process at Verhnebakanskiy went very smoothly because we planned and tested everything carefully in advance,” highlights Karsten Riisgaard-Andersen, commissioning manager at Verhnebakanskiy.

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