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Fives installs grinding mill for ECDE

05 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Fives has installed the first FCB B cement grinding mill in April 2017 at Entreprise des Ciments et Dérivés d’El Chellif’s (ECDE) 6000tpd clinker line at Chlef, Algeria. ECDE is a member of the industrial group Ciments d’Algérie (GICA). Installation of the mill followed the erection of the Ø5.1m x L 82m kiln in February 2017. A heavy lifting jack crane system sliding on rails was required to install the Ø4.8m x 17.8m shell and 98.5t gearbox inside its specific finished building. Grinding ...

Al Anwar signs greenfield investment plan

03 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Omani private equity firm Al Anwar Holdings has entered into a shareholders' agreement with Hormozgan Cement Co of Iran to establish Hormuz Al Anwar Cement SAOC for the construction of a greenfield grinding plant in the port town of Duqm, Oman. The new facility will has a slated capacity of 0.6-1Mta and is expected to involve an investment of OMR10.5m (US$27.3m), according to a disclosure statement posted on the Muscat Securities Market website and reported by the Times of Oman.  “This...


26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

PPC’s new cement grinding plant in Harare, Zimbabwe, is now officially open for business. The US$85m works was opened by President Robert Mugabe and marks the company’s third production site in the country. With a cement production capacity of 0.7Mta, the plant was constructed by China’s Sinoma and features a cement ball mill with dynamic separator, a single-line packer, palletiser, storage warehouse, road and rail offloading facilities, and a bulk bag-loading facility. Taking PPC’s to...

UltraTech Cement FY17 sales edge ahead

25 April 2017, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, an Aditya Birla group company, yesterday reported consolidated sales for FY17 of INR250.92bn (US$3.89bn) against INR248.8bn in the previous year. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax of INR58.61bn was nine per cent higher and profit after tax up 10 per cent YoY to INR27.15bn. Domestic grey cement sales was 47.62Mt, virtually flat on the 47.13Mt recorded a year earlier. For the final quarter of FY17, volumes reached 13.35Mt compared to 13.32Mt in the same quarter...

New orders for Gebr Pfeiffer in South Asia

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has announced that it has received orders for its MVR grinding technology for two South Asia-based cement plants. Wonder Cement switches to Gebr Pfeiffer vertical roller mill for cement grinding Wonder Cement has selected Gebr Pfeiffer’s MVR 6000 C-6 with a 5280kW drive mill for cement grinding at its cement plant Nardana, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It will produce mixed cements with finenesses of up to five per cent  R45µm. Until now, the customer has used combi...

Ecocem appeal likely to be heard next month

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem’s appeal agains a US authority’s decision to refuse it planning permission for a EUR45m mill could be heard next month, the Irish Times reports. The planning commission in Vallejo, California, recently refused Ecocem’s subsidiary, Orcem Americas, permission to build on the city’s waterfront based on environmental concerns. Orcem subsequently appealed the ruling with Vallejo city council. This is likely to be heard between 30 May and 1 June, according to the report in the daily. ...

FLSmidth signs cement grinding plant contract in Rwanda

12 April 2017, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth confirmed it has signed a contract with Prime Cement Ltd for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a full-scope cement grinding plant with a capacity of 700,000tpa. The plant will be located in Musanze, Rwanda. The contract will become effective when FLSmidth receives a down-payment from the customer, which is expected to happen later in 2017, the company said in a statement. "This is a milestone project for FLSmidth, being the first OK TM vertical roller mill to be...

Bangladesh: Meghna Cement Mills to raise capacity

12 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Meghna Cement Mills, part of the  Bashundhara Group, plans to increase grinding capacity at its Bangladesh-based plant with the installation of a vertical roller mill. The company, which sells its cement under the King brand, has reportedly signed a contract with FLSmidth for supply of the mill, according to a report by the Daily Star (Bangladesh). The cement producer expects that the investment will help boost its profitability by 70 per cent.

LafargeHolcim Colombia orders ready2grind system

04 April 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Colombia has awarded Gebr Pfeiffer, Inc with an order for its modular ready2grind cement grinding system which includes the latest MVR technology for vertical roller mills.  The new cement grinding plant will comprise the clinker feed modular hopper system, Gebr Pfeiffer ready2grind milling circuit and product storage systems plus a packing plant by Claudius Peters. The Gebr Pfeiffer MVR 2500 C-4 will be installed together with a feed system, filter, fan, auxiliary equipment ...

Loesche updates on DG Khan grinding orders, Pakistan

03 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche has provided an update on its order to supply Pakistan producer DG Khan Cement Company with three grinding mills for its new 9000tpd clinker line in Hub in Balochistan province. The contract comprises one 654tph raw material mill for raw meal with COPE drive technology, one 445tph cement mill for OPC with a COPE drive as well as a 66tph coal mil. The raw mill, with 1050tph nominal capacity, will be the biggest raw material mill in the world, Loesche highlighted.  “With this project...