Exshaw’s epic expansion

Published 24 May 2017

This year’s IEEE plant tour will be held at the Lafarge Canada Exshaw Plant, a member of LafargeHolcim. The cement works recently completed a major upgrade, which saw the facility not only increase production capacity by 60 per cent, but also improve plant efficiency and reduce emissions. The project included the installation of a new kiln. By ICR Research, UK, Lafarge Canada Exshaw Plant, Canada, KHD Humboldt Wedag and Gebr Pfeiffer Inc, USA.

The IEEE plant tour will be conducted at the Lafarge Canada Exshaw Cement Plant,

which recently completed a major upgrade (Copyright: LafargeHolcim)

First established in 1906, Lafarge Canada’s Exshaw Cement Plant is located some 18km from Banff National Park in the Bow Valley on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. In 2013 Exshaw began a major expansion project to raise cement capacity from 1.3Mta to 2.2Mta. The main scope of the project involved decommissioning the aging Kiln 4 production line, modifying Kiln 5 and installing the new, state-of-the-art Kiln 6.

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