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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...

Loesche secures Thanh Thang order

27 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Loesche GmbH, Germany, has signed a new contract with Sinoma-NCDRI, China, to supply three vertical roller mills to Thanh Thang Group Cement JSC in Vietnam. The scope of delivery for this order also includes rotary feeders, water injection, metal detectors and sealing air fans. All of the equipment is to be delivered in 8 to 9 months' time and the mills will be put into operation as early as October 2016. The order forms part of Thanh Thang’s second cement plant project, being built at a g...

Lafarge inaugurates new solid waste grinding unit in France

31 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has inaugurated a new solid waste grinding facility at its Saint-Pierre-la-Cour cement works in Mayenne, France. The new unit will help the French cement producer to increase its thermal substitution rate to over 80 per cent. The company sources around 60 per cent of its waste from the Loire and Bretagne area.

Philippines: Norzagaray plant inaugurates Horomill grinding mill

16 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement & Building Materials Inc inaugurated a 0.85Mta grinding mill at its cement plant in  Norzagaray, Bulacan province, Philippines, on Tuesday. Renato Sunico, president of Republic Cement, said that the FCB Horomill will lift the cement plant's total grinding capacity to 1.85Mta. The Norzagaray unit now comes under the wing of newly-formed CRH-Aboitiz Co following the divestment of assets by Lafarge Republic Inc last year.

Saudi: Eastern Province Cement Co begins trial operations of new mill

15 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Eastern Province Cement Co has commenced trial operations of its new 150tph cement mill, with commercial operations set to begin in the second quarter of this year, according to a bourse statement issued Monday. The Saudi cement producer added that the relevant financial impact is difficult to be set at this stage as it depends on market supply and demand.