Milling from the ground up

Published 20 December 2017

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has successfully installed ball mill No 6 at its Abidjan plant, adding 1Mta grinding capacity. This was a complex project to recycle a pre-used mill from a Spanish plant and reinstall it on a smaller footprint in west Africa. By Celine Mansuy, LafargeHolcim, Côte d’Ivoire.

LafargeHolcim's ball mill No 6 is the largest horizontal ball mill operating in French-speaking Africa

With 8.5 per cent GDP growth in 2016, Côte d’Ivoire is a driving force in west Africa. The many development projects in the country have led to an increase in the demand for cement and the arrival of new competitors in a market where LafargeHolcim occupies an historically leading position.

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