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Montana modernisation on the cards, USA

20 June 2014, Published under Cement News

US-based Ash Grove Cement Company has applied for a change to its air quality permit for possible modernisation to its Montana cement facility. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on its preliminary decision to grant Ash Grove a change to its existing permit. The modified permit includes possible modernisation of the facility in the form of a new, more energy-efficient kiln and construction of an overland conveyor for transporting raw materials from ...

Holcim US to increase capacity at Ada works, USA

09 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc is planning to invest US$100m to modernise its Ada cement works which will see an increase in capacity at the Oklahoma-based plant. Robin DeCarlo, vice president of Holcim corporate communications, told local newspaper Ada News that is has submitted an application for a permit to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality earlier this week and expects to begin upgrading its facilities in Ada between October and December 2014. DeCarlo said the company will release more...

KHD modernisation projects underway for Heidelberg

04 June 2014, Published under Cement News

KHD’s two modernsation projects for HeidelbergCement’s plant in Lengfurt, Germany, are currently underway. These projects include the modernisation of raw meal grinding unit with KHD SKS VC 3000 dynamic separator, and the modernisation of an existing preheater with KHD’s new PH5835 cyclones. KHD’s responsibility includes manufacturing, erection and commissioning for both projects. The raw meal grinding unit has been in operation since its successful installation in April 2014, and the ins...

Rustavi modernisation project complete, Georgia

29 May 2014, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has completed the modernisation of its plant in Rustavi, Georgia, according to local press reports.  “Separator of latest generation was put into operation at the plant, which will contribute to further improvement of cement quality and growth of product range,” a spokesperson for the Economy and Sustainable Development Ministry of Georgia said during the inauguration ceremony. Irakli Makharoblidze,  sales and marketing director of HeidelbergCement Georgia, added that the...

Revamping Rezzato

22 October 2013, Published under Cement News

As Italcementi looks forward to celebrating the groups 150th anniversary next year, the company plans for the future via a series of key investments. Following the firm's report earlier this month on its modernisation project at Devnya Cement , Bulgaria, Italcementi now offers an update on its progress at its Rezzato plant in Italy. By Italcementi, Italy. Rezzato under construction Italcementi is Italy’s leading building materials company and largest cement producer with a 30 p...

Modernising for the future

08 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Next year marks the Italcementi Group’s 150th anniversary. Despite the current economic difficulties that are heavily impacting the construction materials sectors, particularly in industrialised countries, the global cement major remains committed to improving competitiveness, efficiency and environmental performance in its industrial network. During this milestone year  the modernisation of the Devnya works in Bulgaria is one of the company's key investments as it looks ahead to a long, sus...

African transformations

28 January 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based cement producer PPC embarked on an extensive modernisation and expansion programme to meet future demand with competitive and energy-efficient plants which comply with future changes to the country’s environmental legislation. However, the company’s drive for transformation touches beyond the purely technological. By Pretoria Portland Cement, South Africa. The upgraded kiln line 6 at PPC’s De Hoek plant boasts a new grate cooler and indirect firing system with mu...

Welcome to the new builds (3)

23 January 2013, Published under Cement News

In this third and final part of ICR's biannual project review, we focus on new cement plant projects in Asia. Over the past year, India and Indonesia have emerged as key expansion areas for the cement industry with several further projects in Vietnam and China also being completed. PT Semen Gresik opened its new Tuban IV plant in Indonesia Azerbaijan July 2012 saw the inauguration of Holcim’s new E300m dry-process line at its Garadagh cement plant, Baku. The new 1.7Mta kiln r...

Welcome to the new builds (2)

09 January 2013, Published under Cement News

As new kiln capacity figures for 2012 indicate signs of a recovery, ICR takes a look a new capacity and upgrades in Africa and the Middle East in this second part of its biannual new project review. HeidelbergCement's new 1Mta grinding mill at the Tema grinding plant, Ghana Africa Angola The Cimenfort cement plant was inaugurated in August 2012 in the Catumbela Industrial Growth Point (PDIC), central Benguela province, during a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Geo...

Welcome to the new builds (1)

02 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The global economic crisis has not only seen a considerable drop in new kiln capacity projects in 2011, but has also caused significant shifts in the world of turnkey services. However, new kiln capacity figures for 2012 indicate signs of a recovery as around 50-60Mta of new capacity are estimated to have been added over the past year. In the first of a three-part feature, CemNet takes stock of new cement capacity projects around the world, focussing on the Americas and Europe. FLSmid...