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Onyx Group to begin operations at 3.6Mta plant this year

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Onyx Group is expecting to commence operations at its new grinding plant this year, according to Nandana Lokuwithana, chairman of the group. The US$100m project is expected to have a 3.6Mta capacity and be based in Mirijjawila, Hambantota.

Star Cement ready to commission Bengal plant

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement is expected to begin commercial production soon at its 2Mta grinding unit in Jalpaiguri, north Bengal. "The project is undergoing trials and can begin production anytime soon. This is our first greenfield cement project in West Bengal though we have plyboard manufacturing through Century Plyboards," said Sanjay Agarwal, MD. The company will source clinker from its integrated plant in Meghalaya, while fly ash will be procured from West Bengal or Bihar. "We will invite ...

AdBri given approval for AUD199m project

17 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Adbri Ltd has been given board approval for an AUD199m (US$151.7m) project that will consolidate two existing cement production sites into a single operation serving the western Australia market and increase production capacity to 1.5Mta from 1.1Mta. AdBri’s Cockburn Cement business has existing production capabilities to service this market at both Kwinana and Munster, located south of Perth. Clinker is currently transported by truck from its Kwinana bulk terminal (KBT) to ceme...

HeidelbergCement announces EUR400m investment in French sites

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary, Ciments Calcia has presented the draft terms of a large-scale investment and reorganisation programme for several of its sites in France. The programme comprises investments of around EUR400m, of which nearly EUR300m is earmarked for the Airvault plant alone. Elsewhere, the company will convert its facility in Gargenville, Yvelines, into a modern grinding unit and shut down the kiln system and quarry operations. This adjustment is expected to enhance the ...

Energy saving with separate fine grinding

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Separate grinding and subsequent blending is a commonly used practice in the cement industry, enabling the lowering of the specific electric energy demand by using highly efficient comminution techniques. While ball mills are not the most energy-efficient mills, VDZ’s research has shown that in some cases ultrafine grinding by means of a stirred media mill combines the advantages of a ball mill with low overall specific energy demand. By J Knappert, S Seemann and PM Fleiger, VDZ, Germany. ...

Cem'In'Eu prepares start-up of Rhône Ciments

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'Eu is starting up Rhône Ciments, its second cement plant in Portes-lès-Valence, Drôme region, France. "Moving to Portes-lès-Valence allows us to be in the middle of a Lyon-Marseille-Montpellier triangle but also to be connected to the Alpine valleys. We are thus at the heart of the large southeast market," explains Vincent Lefebvre, Cem’In’Eu  president and founder. The company imports clinker from a 5Mta integrated cement works in eastern Turkey to supply its factory, which has i...

HeidelbergCement India completes two upgrade projects

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has completed two debottlenecking projects at Imlai, Madya Pradesh, and Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The grinding capacity of these plants has been raised to 2.5Mta and 3.25Mta at Imlai and Jhansi, respectively. The projects were both completed in their scheduled timelines, with the grinding capacity of the company now standing at 6.26Mta.

CIMCO awards Gebr Pfeiffer contract for Togo mill

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

CIMCO, part of the CIM Metal Group, has awarded Gebr Pfeiffer the contract for an MVR 6000 C-6 mill for its grinding plant in Lomé, Togo. Gebr Pfeiffer will supply the mill and the process design while Intercem will build the grinding plant. The MVR 6000 C-6 mill will be used to grind cements ranging from CEM I to CEM IV. The mill has a drive power of 6400kkW to produce CEM I at 370tph with a Blaine fineness of 3800cm 2 /g. The plant is scheduled to come online in the 1Q21.

CimMetal awards Togo grinding contract to Intercem

04 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Togo-based cement producer CimMetal has placed the order for various equipment for its 2.5Mta VRM-based grinding plant at Lomé with Austrian equipment supplier Intercem. The order includes a 1000tph truck unloading station, a 25,000tph additives storage facility, a 1000tph truck loading station, two 50,000t clinker silos, four Rotopackers, 10 truck scales and the corresponding laboratory equipment. The steel construction, entire sheet metal fabrication, subsystems, electrical equipment...

JK Cement commissions 2.5Mta of grinding capacity

04 February 2020, Published under Cement News

India's JK Cement has announced the successful commissioning of 1Mta of grey cement grinding capacity in Mangrol, Rajasthan, and 1.5Mta of the same in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. The company began commercial dispatches from the units on Monday, 3 February. Elsewhere, it has noted that the 0.7Mta split grinding unit project in Balasinor, Gujarat, is in an advanced stage of completion.