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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...

Eurocement to begin producing white cement

18 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Russia's Eurocement Group has announced plans to launch white cement production at its Zhigulyovsk Building Materials plant in Samara Region. "Today, the demand for white cements in Russia is largely satisfied with shipments from abroad. The launch of production at our enterprise is an important step in import substitution. The plant in the Samara region will produce about 300,000tpa of white cement, which will allow consumers to reduce costs. At the same time, customers will get cement w...

Mission accomplished

28 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Last year saw the successful completion of ACC’s new 9000tpd clinker line at its Jamul works in India, expanding capacity at the plant by 3Mta. With stringent design criteria and timelines, main supplier KHD details its successful project journey with a particular focus on performance results from the raw material grinding and pyroprocessing sections. By Vaibhav Dixit, ACC-Jamul Cement Work, India & Ashok Kumar Dembla, Deepti Varshney & Prakash Patil, Humboldt Wedag India Pvt Ltd, India. ...

EAPCC receives backing to sell land assets

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has received Trade Ministry backing to sell off idle land, which will help the company recoup some of the KES15bn (U$146.3m) it says it needs to avoid a complete shutdown of operations. Betty Maina of the Trade Ministry has said that a Cabinet memorandum is ready for submission to grant the company approval to sell off its assets. Ms Maina also noted that EAPCC, which has assets worth KES100bn, does not require a government bail-out for a tur...

Udayapur Cement back in production

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Following a month-long renovation and upgrade, Nepal’s government-owned Udayapur Cement has resumed production. The renovation was the first in the plant’s 31-year history and cost NPR90m. "We've resumed our operations and have started to send our cement in the market," Surendra Paudel, the factory's general manager said, adding that they'd need to do maintenance in the next 10 years. "If we had maintained the factory regularly, we'd not have to spend such hefty price," Mr Paudel added. ...

Saving energy across the board

18 October 2018, Published under Cement News

To improve its energy management and reduce fuel costs, the Turkey-based OYAK Group introduced alternative fuels (AFs) at its Denizli Çimento plant. A new fuel transport system was required and the cement producer turned to BEUMER Group for an environmentally friendly and low-energy way of conveying the AFs. By BEUMER Group GmbH & Co KG, Germany. BEUMER Group supplied and installed a single-source solution based on its pipe conveyor technology To improve energy efficiency at its...

Turkey’s local expertise

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Turkish cement industry continues to expand and while new plants often use foreign technology, local contractors build and commission the latest additions to the sector. Bilim Makina shares its experience of two key projects: SYCS Insaat Çimento’s new Elaziğ plant and Medcem’s 11,500tpd Silifke works in Mersin. By Mustafa Sakarya, Bilim Makina, Turkey. SYCS Insaat Çimento Madencilik Tic AŞ 5000tpd plant in Elaziğ, Turkey SYCS Insaat Çimento Madencilik Tic AŞ operates a 5000t...

Tarmac receives council approval for plant upgrade

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has received the approval of East Lothian Council to modernise its facility in Dunbar, Scotland. The plans include the installation of a new grinding station and storage silo. "The proposed mill will replace two existing mills on the site and will be more energy-efficient and quieter than those existing mills," stated the planning officer’s report. Oliver Curtin, plant manager, noted the benefits of the upgrade and how additional permits are still required. "The plans wil...