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France sets the pace with quick-build grinding plants

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported on the inauguration of Cem'In'EU's first grinding plant at Alienor Ciments in Tonneins in the southwest of France. The 0.24Mta plant is one of five modular grinding units that the group intends to build in France in the next few years. It comes only a couple of months after Ecocem officially opened its 0.75Mta ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement grinding plant in the Port of Dunkirk, from where it will export to the UK and northern Europe. Ciment...

Gebr Pfeiffer awarded Samrat Cement contract

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Grinding specialist Gebr Pfeiffer has received the order for a coal grinding system to be installed at Samrat Cement Co Pvt Ltd’s new plant in the Dang region of southern Nepal. While the new kiln system will be supplied by KHD, the German contractor has ordered a MPS 225 BK coal mill from Gebr Pfeiffer to produce pulverised coal for the coal-fired kiln. The mill with a drive power of 370kW will grind 35tph of coal to a product fineness of 15 per cent R 90µm. At the same time, the coal, wi...

Separation revisited

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Even a high-performing system can be made more efficient, as global plant engineering and construction specialist thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions demonstrates with the sepol® separator. Thanks to technical optimisation, the separator increases the throughput of grinding plants at the same power consumption, thus considerably reducing the energy costs per tonne of cement. By Dr Martin Botsch and Matthias Raus, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany. Figure 1: impact of grinding a...

Wonder Cement to commission grinding unit

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Wonder Cement is ready to start operations at its 2Mta clinker grinding unit in Dhule, Maharashtra, according to The Hindu. The plant represents an investment of INR4.5bn (US$64.54m) by the company. "The Dhule plant, which will commence operations on Monday, will distribute cement mainly across Maharashtra, while a minimal quantity would be supplied to Madhya Pradesh. The plant will supply mainly to North Maharashtra and Thane, Mumbai and Pune," said Managing Director, JC Toshniwal....

Paraguay's INC to inaugurate new Villeta mill

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) will inaugurate its new US$11.5m cement mill tomorrow, enabling the plant to increase production by 50 per cent, according the cement company. The new 80tph mill has been operational since February, working in parallel with the old mill, which was installed in 1985. Output is expected to rise to 390,000t at Villeta. As a result, the company expects to increase its market share from a current 51 per cent to 70-75 per cent and increase revenues by US$50m.

Mordovcement carries out modernisation plan

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Mordovcement plant, part of Eurocement, is implementing its modernisation plan to increase the reliability of existing equipment and further automate the productioni process, according to Esmerk Russian News. The cement producer is investing in a new cement milling shop, which will enable the semi-dry plant to produce cement and improve the company’s total performance.

Dinçer Çimento orders two Gebr Pfeiffer mills for Bilecik unit

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Dinçer Çimento has ordered a Gebr Pfeiffer MVR 5000 R-4 raw mill and an MPS 250 BK coal mill for its Bilecik plant, Turkey. Featuring a drive power of 3800kW, the MVR 5000 R-4 mill will grind 425tph of raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent R90µm. In addition to the mill, Germany-based Gebr Pfeiffer will supply the cyclone collector, the mill fan and dampers. The MPS 250 BK mill for Bilecik is designed to grind coal at 30tph to a fineness of three per cent R90µm. The contract was aw...

State Bank of Pakistan reports FDI fall for cement sector

06 February 2018, Published under Cement News

According to data of the State Bank of Pakistan, country has received a net foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$1.381bn in July-Dec 2017-18 compared to US$1.421bn in same period last year. This translates a fall of 2.8 per cent of foreign investment in Pakistan.   Out of this FDI, the net investment for cement sector during July-Dec 2017-18 stood at US$18.7m compared to US$20.4m in July-Dec 2016-17. This translates a fall of 8.33 per cent.   However, in a separate note, expansion projec...

Cimburkina lays first stone of second Kossodo mill

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement-owned Cimburkina has officially laid the first stone of its second mill at its Kossodo plant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 1 February. The 150tph mill will lift capacity at the site to 2Mta and represents an investment of XOF15bn (US$28.5m). The project will also see the construction of a 2000t silo and a new bagging line.

Roller press celebrates 40 years

07 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Since its invention 40 years ago, the roller press has continuously improved and expanded its use in the cement and mineral-processing industries. KHD tracks the changes since the technology’s introduction and celebrates the advances that have benefitted cement producers during this time. By Dr Stefan Seemann, KHD Humboldt Wedag GmbH, Germany. Figure 1: the first roller press with a roller diameter of 1m and width of ±60cm Some four decades ago, the concept of a revolutionary...