Modernising Slurry

Published 12 July 2017

Tagged Under: Slurry plant modernisation 

PPC is currently undertaking a major capital investment and modernisation effort at its Slurry cement works in South Africa to create an energy-efficient production facility. Group CEO, Darryll Castle, explains to ICR the main considerations behind the decision to expand, key elements of the upgrade and the benefits this brownfield project brings.

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The Slurry cement works in the North West province of South Africa has four existing production lines – Kiln 5 (SK5), Kiln 6 (SK6), Kiln 7 (SK7) and Kiln 8 (SK8) – which were commissioned in 1959, 1961, 1968 and 1976, respectively. The plant employs approximately 450 permanent and contracted staff to operate and maintain the existing lines. Together, the four kilns currently have a combined nameplate clinker capacity of approximately 4500tpd.

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