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GCC to modernise Samalayuca plant

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

GCC has signed an EPC contract with thyssenkrupp Polysius to upgrade the pyroprocess system, at its Samalayuca plant , to increase the clinker production capacity, increase the usage of alternative fuels and substantially reduce emissions in Samayaluca, Mexico.   The project involves the engineering, supply and modification of the preheater including cyclones an extension of the calciner, as well the installation of a prepol ® SC-S to increase the utilisation of alternative fuels. T...

Udayapur Cement plans modernisation project

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s state-owned Udayapur Cement Industry is set to undergo a NPR500m (US$4.19m) modernisation plan, which will see it replace old equipment to keep up pace with the market’s newer entrants. The plan will upgrade capacity to 1100tpd of cement from the current 800tpd. "The work of installing modern machines has started," said Gopi Krishna Neupane, general manager of Udayapur Cement. "We are still operating age-old machines. As a result, the cement production plant is not able to produce...

Automation at Caracolito

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Integrating collective knowledge and suggestions for improvements by end users form the basis of CEMEX’s drive to advance operational excellence at its plant in Caracolito, Colombia. The plant’s Line 2 was the focus for the design and implementation of a new control platform that could be fully adapted to user needs as well as allow for greater efficiency and productivity. By CEMEX, Colombia. Cemex Colombia has improved its efficiency and productivity at Line 2 of its Caracolito plant...

Cemenco completes plant upgrades worth US$14m

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Liberia's Cemenco (HeidelbergCement) has commissioned new upgrades worth US$14m at its grinding plant in Monrovia. Following the works, the company’s roller press can now produce 700,000tpa, representing a 30 per cent increase. A new silo with a capacity of 2000t and a bulk cement loading point has also been put into operation. Other additions include a shrink-wrap palletiser, a second bagging line and four Eco Hoppers for unloading at the port.

Across the border

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke with the company’s management team about the road travelled and its hopes for the future. McInnis Cement has undertaken significant work to increase storage capacity at its terminals McInnes Cement is a 2.2Mta, state-of-the-art integrated plant, commissioned in 2017, and owned by the Que...

Lafarge Czech Republic to invest in plant upgrades

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In 2019, Lafarge Czech Republic plans to invest approximately CZK54m (US$2.4m) in the renovation of selected technology for clinker and cement production. Other areas of investment include the reconstruction of access roads alongside the noise and fire protection of buildings. The company noted an increased demand for cement in the first quarter of 2019. However, it has also stated that rising price of CO 2 allowances is worrying for the country’s cement sector. Company revenues increase...

Lafarge Hungary announces plant investment

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Hungary has announced that it will invest HUF2bn (US$6.99m) for upgrades at its plant in Királyegyháza, southwest Hungary, by the first half of next year. The investment will boost the share of secondary fuel used at the plant from 60 to 80 per cent and reduce CO 2 emissions by 10 per cent. Last year, the company generated a revenue of around HUF19bn.

GCC Rapid City prepares for the future

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

GCC has completed a significant upgrade of its cement plant in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA. The project increased the capacity of Kiln 6 by 0.44Mta to help satisfy regional demand growth and solidify the company’s market position, while meeting existing and future sustainability initiatives. By Steven J Post, GCC, USA. To lift production and reduce emissions, GCC expanded its Rapid City plant, South Dakota, USA GCC was founded in 1941 in Chihuahua, Mexico. It is a vertically-i...

Improving fuel security

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany-based Gebr Pfeiffer has successfully completed an EPC turnkey project to build a complete solution for fuel conversion and coal/petcoke grinding in the existing plant of Building Materials Industries Co (BMIC) in Assiut, upper Egypt. The new grinding facility enables BMIC to improve its fuel security in today’s volatile markets. By Ahmed Essam, Gebr Pfeiffer, Germany. Figure 1: the grinding area at BMIC’s Assiut plant includes an MPS 2800 BK VRM and process filter with flow...

GCC commissions Rapid City plant expansion

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced the expansion of its Rapid City, South Dakota cement plant became operational, adding 440,000tpa capacity to the existing plant. The expansion of the Dacotah cement plant began in 2016, with a total investment of around USD105m. The expansion increases the plant’s production capacity to 1.167Mta and is expected to reduce variable production costs. Earlier this year, GCC acquired the 0.3Mta Trident cement plant in Three...