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USA: Ecocem to appeal San Francisco Bay grinding plant planning refusal

27 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem is appealing the decision by a US local authority to refuse the Irish cement manufacturer permission to construct a EUR45m (US$47.5m) grinding plant in San Francisco Bay. 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 including increased traffic and pollution. The Irish Times reported on Friday that Orcem has since lodged an appeal with Vallejo city...

Guinée Industries Ciments selects KHD’s COMFLEX technology

27 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Guinée Industries Ciments (GIC) awarded KHD Humboldt Wedag a new contract to upgrade its cement grinding plant located in the capital city Conakry, Guinea. GIC will integrate a COMFLEX® system into their existing ball mills. The system will mark the third COMFLEX system with roller press technology in West Africa. With the latest COMFLEX system, GIC will increase the capacity of its cement grinding line by more than 100 per cent and save over 20 per cent in operational energy costs per tonn...

Algeria: SARL Biskria Ciment orders five Loesche VRMs

21 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche has been awarded the contract for five large vertical mills (VRMs) by Algerian cement producer SARL Biskria Ciment. Two mills will be supplied for the grinding of cement raw meal and three mills will be for clinker grinding for the cement producer’s plant in Biskra, 300km southeast of the capital Algiers. The new equipment will enable raw meal to be ground to a fineness of 12 per cent sieving residue with 90μm at a processing capacity of 500tph, and cement to a clinker fineness of 3...

Bangladesh: Loesche to supply VRM for Haria 2 upgrade

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche has announced that it has been chosen to supply a vertical roller mill and other equipment for the Aman Group’s Haria 2 grinding mill in Narayangonj, Bangladesh. The equipment will be supplied as part of upgrade works being undertaken by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation which will raise the capacity of the plant from its current level of 10,000tpd. Bangladesh has seen its level of cement consumption rise strongly in recent years and the government has been keen on enc...

Combining forces

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Upgrading cement grinding systems offers both process and commercial benefits. The use of a high-pressure grinding roll in semi-finish grinding mode significantly reduces specific energy consumption and improves production capacity. But this type of grinding system requires two types of air classifiers, which usually ties up additional investment and space. Therefore, Germany-based Maschinenfabrik Köppern has developed a compact air classifier that enables grinding system upgrades by integra...

Uganda: Hima Cement to launch US$40m grinding unit

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Hima Cement is set to launch its grinding unit in Tororo this week, according to a company sources. The new 1Mta grinding plant is located at Nyakesia, Rubongi, and will boosts Hima Cement’s production capacity to 1.9Mta. In an earlier statement, Hima Cement Country CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said that the aim of building the grinding station is to meet the increasing demand for cement and concrete not only within Uganda but the regional market as well.” Uganda is ...

Georgia: Gebr Pfeiffer mill for Heidelberg's Kaspi plant

10 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has received an order from HeidelbergCement for a vertical roller mill, which is due to be set up in its new 3000tpd kiln line at the group’s Kaspi plant in Georgia. The mill will be type MPS 4000B, equipped with an SLS 3750B classifier, and has been designed for a capacity of 270tph raw meal. The mill is to be delivered with an enlarged housing to allow raw material with moisture levels of up to 10 per cent to be dried almost exclusively with available preheater gases. C...

Ghana: CIMAF plant opens for business

02 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama has officially opened his country’s newest cement plant, a 1Mta grinding facility owned by CIMAF, according to a report in Ghana Business News. The President – who is seeking to retain power in this month’s elections – called on the company to direct a substantial share of its profits to improving the socio-economic development of the country and the lives of its ordinary citizens. Anas Sefrioui, president of the CIMAF Group, said the Tema plant c...

Kenya: Savannah Cement to raise capacity to 2.4Mta

18 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement has unveiled plans to increase its Athi River plant to 2.4Mta, almost doubling its current 1.5Mta capacity, Business Daily Africa reports. The firm says it expects the new capacity to come online by mid-2018, with the tendering process to begin in early 2017 as soon as regulatory clearance is received. The project will see the creation of a new grinding and packaging plant. Kenyan cement consumption has risen rapidly in recent years and the country’s producers have resp...

Ambuja Cement adds 0.9Mta to Sankrail grinding unit

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cement has added 0.9Mta of capacity to its Sankrail grinding unit near Kolkata. The INR3.38bn (US$50.2m) project was commissioned on 24 May 2016. As a result of the expansion, the plant’s current capacity now stands at 2.4Mta. The project included installation of 140tph Thyssenkrupp roller press, increasing the capacity of Cement Mill 1 to 235tph in combo grinding and two additional 240tph packers. Speaking on the occasion, Ajay Kapur, MD CEO Ambuja Cements said, "I am...