PPC opens material handling facility

PPC opens material handling facility
30 October 2019

PPC Ltd has opened its Port Elizabeth material handling facility in South Africa. The facility is located in Deal Party and is able to handle approximately 400tph of clinker. The new facility also has packaging equipment for cement and has a staff of 44 people.

The ZAR60m (US$40.1m) facility was commissioned in August and was officially launched this week. One of PPC's 0.2Mta kiln lines at its Port Elizabeth cement plant was decommissioned in June 2019, because of stricter environmental regulations, which state that kiln emissions of gaseous pollutants need to be below 50mg/Nm3 by 1 July 2019.

Johan Vorster, who heads up PPC's Coastal Business Department, said that after the closure of the kiln, clinker was now brought in by rail from the company's Slurry factory in North West Province.

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