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Keeping an eye on the gears

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

One of the greatest mechanical challenges in rotary kiln maintenance today is maintaining the efficient operation of girth gear and pinion meshing. Misalignment during production creates uneven and unstable stress concentration on the teeth, resulting in component damage. An early-warning system can inform kiln operators long before the mechanical problem and any damages appear. By Paweł Kędzior, Havec Engineering Co, Poland. Misalignment of the girth gear affects every rotary kiln at...

Cementownia Warta orders Aumund conveyors

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

In mid-2020 Cementownia Warta ordered an Aumund arched plate conveyor type BPB-SF in heavy-duty design. This conveyor is to be supplied before the end of the year, for Cementownia Warta's new limestone crushing facility in central Poland.  Aumund also supplied five pan conveyors in 2019 as part of Cementownia Warta's project to build a steel-roofed concrete silo designed to hold 120,000t of clinker. Silo feeding is carried out by an Aumund pan conveyor with a centre distance of 145m and a...

Małogoszcz cement plant to see EUR100m investment

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim, together with KPT-Polish Investment Zone, will modernise the Małogoszcz cement plant in Poland. The new kiln line will have a production of 4000tpd with first clinker scheduled for the end of 2022 or start of 2023. Modernisation of the Małogoszcz cement plant will see an investment of more than EUR 100m. The production facility will become one of the most modern in Europe, says Stanislaw Sobcyk, industrial director and vice president at LafargeHolcim, Poland. Th...

Polish cement industry sets out future survival plan

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Polish cement industry has achieved a remarkable transformation over the last decade, as multimillion euro investments have boosted production and dramatically improved its environmental performance. The sector now consists of 14 modern cement plants. Domestic cement production reached 18.9Mt in 2018 and 18.7Mt in 2019, making Poland the third-largest cement producer in the EU with 10 per cent of the region’s cement output.  However, the forthcoming phase of the EU Emissions Trading S...

Polish Cement Association calls on government to send cement and construction workers back to work

14 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Polish Cement Asociation has written an open letter to the government explaining how important it is to get the cement and construction sectors back to work. “The contribution of Polish construction to the national economy is estimated at 10 per cent of GDP, including the cement industry generating directly about one per cent of our GDP... "For the sake of the state of the entire economy, including the situation of all participants in the construction process, we call for consistent sup...

UNTHA to expand in Poland

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA is predicting that 2020 will be the biggest year yet for its Polish subsidiary, as the waste market continues to boom.   The shredding technology specialist first moved into Poland in late 2013, when a dedicated office was established in Krakow on the back of growing interest in UNTHA’s machinery – a relocation to Warsaw followed. While the country has attracted mixed views surrounding its approach to waste management over the last six years, it seems i...

Belarusian Cement Co plans to increase exports to Poland

28 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co (BCC) opened a representative office in Poland earlier this year in anticipation of higher exports to central Europe. "Our company opened a representative office in Poland early this year due to increased demand for Belarusian cement in eastern and central Europe in 2019. This move has improved supply logistics. European, Polish, German and other partners have an opportunity now to conclude supply contracts directly with the company," the cement producer noted. BCC...

Poland sees cement production rise in 2019

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Poland’s Association of Cement Producers estimates that the production of cement in 2019 rose by around one per cent YoY to 19Mt. However, imports from Belarus grew by an estimated 250,000t and imports from Turkey increased by about 50,000t. Cement sales for 2020 are expected to remain consistent with 2019. In an interview with the Polish News Bulletin, Xavier Guesnu, president of Lafarge Poland, noted that the housing construction market will drive the 2020 market, even though symptom...

LafargeHolcim plans EUR10m investment in Kujawy

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will be investing EUR10m in its Kujawy cement plant in Poland. The company will be launched a new product on the market as well as increase the use of alternative fuels (AFs) at the works. At present Cementownia Kujawy’s AF rate is between 80-85 per cent, or around 190,000t, but Lafarge plans to increase this to 90 per cent by 2021. To date Lafarge has invested around EUR100m in the Kujawy cement works, which produces approximately 2Mta of cement.

Poland on track to break production records in 2019

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

In 2018 cement production in Poland broke records to reach 18.94Mt, according to data from the Central Statistical Office (CSO). Furthermore, production is up by 0.4 per cent YoY to nearly 12.3Mt in the 8M19. Looking towards 2020, Andrzej Reclik, president of Górażdże Cement, has forecast stabilisation at the current level and for final results to be close to the current year, according to an interview with WNP. Mr Reclik noted that it is difficult to increase dynamics when the market is al...