Tula project major milestones

Tula project major milestones
28 June 2017

In May 2015 Cementos Fortaleza SA de CV awarded Fives with an EPC contract for the design, supply, erection and commissioning of a new complete 3300tpd production line to be installed in its existing Tula cement plant, in Mexico.

The project features Fives’ latest technologies in terms of energy savings and environmental footprint:
-    FCB kiln, FCB Zero-NOx precalciner, FCB preheater and Pillard NovaFlam® burner for the burning line
-    FCB Horomill® and associated FCB TSV™ classifiers for the raw meal and cement grinding plants
-    FCB B-mill and associated FCB TSV™ classifier for the petcoke grinding plant.

Since the construction start-up of the plant, the project has met major achievements. On 11 December 2016, the first FCB Horomill® for cement grinding was commissioned. Then, on 31 January 2017 the second unit was successfully started. The next steps are the commissioning of both the FCB Horomill® raw meal grinding plant and the FCB kiln.

This project is an expansion of the Tula plant where in 2006 Fives delivered a 1500tpd production line to former owner Lafarge. The first clinker was produced in December 2005 and cement was produced in January 2006 – only 24 months after the contract was signed. The plant was commissioned four months ahead of the contractual schedule.

As construction and commissioning of the plant were a real success in terms of industrial performance and safety, the Tula plant was rewarded the “Grand Safety Prize” from Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social.

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