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EPA settles case with Cemex Puerto Rico

06 October 2015, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced that Cemex Puerto Rico will spend an estimated US$1.7m on pollution control measures to reduce NOx emissions from its plant in Ponce. In addition, the company will pay a US$160,000 penalty for Clean Air Act violations. The settlement addresses modifications Cemex made to its cement plant without obtaining the proper permit, as required by the Clean Air Act, a statement by the EPA said. Following an EPA inspection, Cemex conducted a smokest...

Cimentos de Mozambique installs bag filter, Mozambique

24 September 2015, Published under Cement News

The Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade has inaugurated a bag filter installed by Cimentos de Mozambique, part of the Cimpor group. "The decision of Cimentos de Mozambique appears as a positive response to the imperative of adopting technologies that minimise the negative impact on the environment and the communities living in the vicinity of this plant," said Max Tonela, quoted by the news agency AIM, during the inauguration of the new equipment at the company's unit in Matola, near...

Keystone agrees to pay air pollution fine, USA

21 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Keystone Cement Co, based in Bath, PA, has agreed to pay nearly US$200,000 for violating air quality standards over a four-year period, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said. According to a DEP statement, the company exceeded emission limits for certain pollutants and failed to satisfactorily self-report data from its continuous emissions monitoring system, which monitors sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide produced during kiln operations, local press r...

CTP Sinto America receives Holcim (US) order

03 July 2015, Published under Cement News

CTP Sinto America entered into a contract with Holcim (US) Inc to supply air pollution control equipment for reduction of emissions from one of the cement kilns at its Midlothian facility. In this  project, exhaust gases from the main baghouse and coal mill baghouse are combined and sent to the new system and then directed to the existing wet scrubber. The project scope includes supply and installation of a CTP Model AutoTherm6-4200 designed to handle 420,000Nm3/h of gas, and duct modifica...

Quinn fined for 2014 breaching dust emissions

26 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Quinn Cement Ltd has been fined EUR2000 plus costs after the company pleaded guilty to having previously failed to control dust emissions from its plant in Ballyconnell, Ireland. Reports of at least three houses and cars in the nearby area being coated in a film of cement dust were made to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after a filter bag failed at the plant between 5-8 Septembeer 2014. Cavan District court heard on 21 May how the plant was shut down, while the fault was found a...

Oman Cement awards FLSmidth contract for pollution control equipment

13 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co has awarded a US$11.3mn contract for the upgrade of pollution control equipment to FLSmidth, according to local press reports. In a filing with the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) on Sunday, Oman Cement said it has been putting its best efforts towards environmental improvements, adding: “In this direction to reduce emission levels, the company has awarded the work for upgradation of pollution control equipment for line-2 to FLSmidth. The company has issued a letter of intent ...

New contract for Boldrocchi Ecologia in Egypt

17 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Boldrocchi Ecologia has signed a new contract with Tourah Portland Cement, a subsidiary of Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), for revamping of the whole Line #9 de-dusting units at the Tourah plant in Cairo. The turnkey contract includes new kiln and raw mill bag filters, bypass bag filter, clinker cooler heat exchanger and bag filter with new exhaust fans. Installation, commissioning and start-up is expected to take place during the August 2016 kiln shutdown. Boldrocchi has also ...

Boldrocchi completes new de-dusting project in Egypt

13 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Boldrocchi Ecologia has successfully completed commissioning and start-up of new air pollution control equipment for Line 1 of Suez Cement's Sokhna plant in Egypt. Mechanical installation was completed in October 2014 and after three months of running since the first start-up, test reports show dust emission levels of <5mg/m3.  The commissioned de-dusting line consists of a kiln and raw mill baghouse filter, clinker cooler heat exchanger and bag filters all withnew exhaust fans. The ...

Best-practice APC selection

15 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Unforeseen shutdowns in air pollution control systems (APC) can be the result of insufficient process knowledge and lack of understanding of individual plant requirements. Moreover, increased dust emission due to low-quality or inadequately-designed APC equipment not only impacts a cement plant’s environmental footprint but can also cause extensive wear on other equipment, such as filter fans, which increases overall maintenance and operational costs. By Ahsen Hussain, FLSmidth, Denmark. ...

Egypt: Suez Cement to close Tourah Factory 1

06 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Co has voluntarily agreed to close its Tourah Factory 1 to comply with the local government's policy to reduce the number of facilities that do not meet environmental standards. The Egypt-base producer has instead chosen to invest in excess of EGP500m in environmental mitigation measures at its Tourah Factory 2,  local newspaper Al Mal News said yesterday.