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NCL Industries announces expansion plans

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has announced an INR3bn (US$40.4m) expansion and modernisation plan to boost its total cement capacity to 3.6Mta by 2022. The project includes setting up a 0.66Mta grinding unit near Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh, at an investment of INR2bn and modernising its plant in Mattapalli, Telangana, at a cost of INR1bn. "We will be replacing the old ball mills with vertical roller mills for grinding that will enhance capacity by 2000tpd and help boost overall capacities from t...

SOBOCE commissions modernised Warnes plant

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

SOBOCE recommenced operations at its Warnes cement plant in Bolivia on 14 June after a BOB222m (US$32.1m) investment in new equipment. The project included a new VRM-based grinding system supplied by Gebr Pfeiffer, and an automatic bagging and palletiser by Claudius Peters. New systems for feeding, transport and storage of raw materials as well as a new electrical substation were also included in the project. “Investment is our answer to the crisis. The modernisation of the Warnes Plant i...

Schwenk invests in cement mill and multichamber silo

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Schwenk Zement plans to start operation of an additional cement mill and multichamber cement storage silo at its Broceni plant in Latvia at the end of this year. The completion of the project will enable more efficient use of the existing capacity at the facility, expand the range of cement produced with more environmentally-friendly product types and look towards new export markets. "We already export about 70 per cent of the cement produced in Brocēni to the Nordic countries and we can...

Boosting mill performance

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Reducing the clinker factor without compromising quality and the rising demand for high-performance cements are great challenges for the fine grinding technology used in cement plants. As part of its green cement plant project, thyssenkrupp has expanded its product range with the polysius® booster mill. While one cement producer has already integrated the mill into an existing grinding circuit, several others have tested the mill since August 2020 and are checking results in terms of specifi...

Onyx Group to begin operations at 3.6Mta plant this year

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Onyx Group is expecting to commence operations at its new grinding plant this year, according to Nandana Lokuwithana, chairman of the group. The US$100m project is expected to have a 3.6Mta capacity and be based in Mirijjawila, Hambantota.

Star Cement ready to commission Bengal plant

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement is expected to begin commercial production soon at its 2Mta grinding unit in Jalpaiguri, north Bengal. "The project is undergoing trials and can begin production anytime soon. This is our first greenfield cement project in West Bengal though we have plyboard manufacturing through Century Plyboards," said Sanjay Agarwal, MD. The company will source clinker from its integrated plant in Meghalaya, while fly ash will be procured from West Bengal or Bihar. "We will invite ...

AdBri given approval for AUD199m project

17 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Adbri Ltd has been given board approval for an AUD199m (US$151.7m) project that will consolidate two existing cement production sites into a single operation serving the western Australia market and increase production capacity to 1.5Mta from 1.1Mta. AdBri’s Cockburn Cement business has existing production capabilities to service this market at both Kwinana and Munster, located south of Perth. Clinker is currently transported by truck from its Kwinana bulk terminal (KBT) to ceme...

HeidelbergCement announces EUR400m investment in French sites

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary, Ciments Calcia has presented the draft terms of a large-scale investment and reorganisation programme for several of its sites in France. The programme comprises investments of around EUR400m, of which nearly EUR300m is earmarked for the Airvault plant alone. Elsewhere, the company will convert its facility in Gargenville, Yvelines, into a modern grinding unit and shut down the kiln system and quarry operations. This adjustment is expected to enhance the ...

Energy saving with separate fine grinding

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Separate grinding and subsequent blending is a commonly used practice in the cement industry, enabling the lowering of the specific electric energy demand by using highly efficient comminution techniques. While ball mills are not the most energy-efficient mills, VDZ’s research has shown that in some cases ultrafine grinding by means of a stirred media mill combines the advantages of a ball mill with low overall specific energy demand. By J Knappert, S Seemann and PM Fleiger, VDZ, Germany. ...

Cem'In'Eu prepares start-up of Rhône Ciments

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'Eu is starting up Rhône Ciments, its second cement plant in Portes-lès-Valence, Drôme region, France. "Moving to Portes-lès-Valence allows us to be in the middle of a Lyon-Marseille-Montpellier triangle but also to be connected to the Alpine valleys. We are thus at the heart of the large southeast market," explains Vincent Lefebvre, Cem’In’Eu  president and founder. The company imports clinker from a 5Mta integrated cement works in eastern Turkey to supply its factory, which has i...