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National Cement to invest US$250m in Ragland

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat-owned National Cement will be installing a new state-of-the-art kiln at its Ragland plant in Alabama, USA. The project represents an investment of US$250m and the project is expected to start the construction in the first quarter of 2020. "We are excited about our kiln project in Ragland. It will ensure that our employees and our Ragland facility can continue to be competitive for years to come by upgrading our plant with the latest technology and equipment," said Spencer Weitman, p...

Eurocement modernises Katavskiy Cement grinding section

07 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Eurocement has invested more than RUB180m (US$2.8m) in the modernisation of the grinding system at its Katavskiy Cement plant. The project saw input from several European equipment suppliers. Christian Pfeiffer delivered separators, while Aumund and Siemens were responsible for the plant’s elevators and automation systems, respectively. Vega delivered the internal milling equipment and grinding media. "The main goal of modernisation was to improve the quality characteristics ...

Magotteaux starts Kuwait cement mill optimisation programme

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Magotteaux has started the modernisation of three cement mills for Kuwait Cement Co. The project consists of closing the open circuit with a fourth-generation XP4 ® i separators, installing new mill internals, including diaphragms, and adapting a new ball charge gradation. The aim of the project is to increase significantly the production rate, reduce the specific energy consumption and improve the product quality by reducing the residue on 45µm through keeping the same Blaine value, says ...

New finish mill commissioned at Oro Grande plant

27 March 2019, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has commissioned a new cement grinding mill and distribution system at its cement plant in Oro Grande (CA), USA.  The development brings an additional 64 per cent in total production capacity directly to the Oro Grande plant. The project is the culmination of the partial plant modernisation programme that was originally completed in 2008, prior to the acquisition of the facility by CalPortland. The project began in January 2018 and was constructed by general contractor Thysse...

Chhatak Cement plans modernisation project

09 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's Chhatak Cement Co Ltd has announced plans to modernise its facility and convert it from wet process to dry process. The company has begun to prepare a development project proposal, with a schedule to implement the upgrades by 2021. According to company officials, Chhatak Cement has incurred an accumulated loss of over BDT3.63bn (US$43.25m) between FY13-14 and FY17-18 mainly due to its outdated machinery resulting in loss of production capacity. The plant is currently operating...

LafargeHolcim modernises terminal in West Virginia

04 October 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has completed the modernisation of its cement terminal in Weirton (WV), USA, which had previously remained inactive for 10 years. The site will now be used to store and distribute speciality well cements for the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian region, according to a press release.  "We have made a significant investment in the Weirton terminal in direct response to the growing needs of our energy industry customers. Demand for access to our oil well cement has increas...

Tarmac plans Dunbar plant modernisation

20 July 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has announced plans to modernise its plant in Dunbar, Scotland. The proposal, submitted for approval to the East Lothian Council, includes the addition of a grinding unit, storage silo and a rail loading facility. "These plans will help us take the Dunbar cement operation onto another level in terms of efficiency and use of the rail network for transportation across Scotland and England," said Oliver Curtin, plant manager. The company expects a response from the plannin...

Mordovcement carries out modernisation plan

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Mordovcement plant, part of Eurocement, is implementing its modernisation plan to increase the reliability of existing equipment and further automate the productioni process, according to Esmerk Russian News. The cement producer is investing in a new cement milling shop, which will enable the semi-dry plant to produce cement and improve the company’s total performance.

LafargeHolcim starts Martres-Tolosane modernisation

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

On Monday, LafargeHolcim announced the start of the modernisation works at its Martres-Tolosane plant in France. The project represents an investment of more than EUR100m. The first phase of civil engineering was awarded to Toulouse-based Eiffage Génie Civil. The next 12 months will see the construction of the foundations of the new preheater tower and kiln line. The allocation of the next contracts will occur in the coming months, said the cement company.

Ada plant completes modernisation programme

02 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ada plant (LafargeHolcim group) unveiled its upgraded plant at its Ada, Oklahoma, USA, after a three-year modernisation project. The investment focussed on construction of a new kiln line designed to meet and exceed emission limits, improve operational performance and increase capacity to meet market growth. As a result, cement capacity at the the plant is anticipated to increase by 20 per cent to 682,000tpa. Throughout the three-year project, the modernisation of the Ada faci...