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Roanoke Cement cuts ribbon on new cement silo

27 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Titan America ’s Roanoke Cement recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new silo, constructed at its Winston-Salem terminal.   In addition to doubling the storage capacity, the silo has been installed with the latest in digital technology that will enable customers to enjoy fully-automatic load-out, providing 24/7 self-loading capabilities.  The Winston-Salem terminal is also currently upgrading and doubling its railcar storage. In view of Titan’s Net zero journey ...

Claudius Peters Projects GmbH wins Aalborg Portland order

12 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Claudius Peters Projects GmbH has won the contract to supply the basic and detail engineering, mechanical equipment, erection and supervision, as well as the commissioning for the upgrade of the dosing and transport of grey kiln dust and chalk dust, at the cement plant of Aalborg Portland A/S , Denmark ( Cementir Group ). Chalk and grey kiln dust will together with calcined clay be used to substitute clinker for CO 2 reduction.   Planning in an existing building is always a special c...

Spotlight on the design and construction of silos in the cement and other industries

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Silos for Cement and Other Industries. Design and Construction – by BGK Murthy Material storage silos are complex structures and the internal process dynamics when loading and discharging silos affect the silo structure. Moreover, when they fail, the impact on the cement plant and its staff can be catastrophic. Therefore, the design of silo is of paramount importance, particularly when silo capacities are increasing.   In his recently published book, “Silos for Cement and O...

Ozinga inflates cement storage silo at Palm Beach

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Ozinga, a fourth-generation family-owned construction materials company, has erected a cement storage facility on its location at the Port of Palm Beach, USA. The process to inflate the silo began at 2.00h and took approximately three hours to complete. The structure’s custom appearance is the result of a cooperative effort between Ozinga, the Port of Palm Beach and the City of Riviera Beach and is designed to enhance the visual landscape of the area and complement the marine environment. ...

Schwenk invests in cement mill and multichamber silo

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Schwenk Zement plans to start operation of an additional cement mill and multichamber cement storage silo at its Broceni plant in Latvia at the end of this year. The completion of the project will enable more efficient use of the existing capacity at the facility, expand the range of cement produced with more environmentally-friendly product types and look towards new export markets. "We already export about 70 per cent of the cement produced in Brocēni to the Nordic countries and we can...

Further silo spill at INC Villeta

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A fault in the cement silos at the Villeta plant of Industria National del Cemento (INC), Paraguay, has caused the spill of 250t of cement, rendering the product unusable. A similar spill occurred when a silo was closed, not helping cement supply in the country, which has a cement shortage. Two silos are currently out of use and the remaining two only work partly. Domestic supply will also be reduced when the kiln at Vallemí is shut down for a month for maintenance, with the potential to...

At the edge of the desert

15 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Exposed to the Sahara desert climate, a new cement plant has been taking shape some 40km north of Biskra, Algeria. In the hot arid summer with temperatures reaching 49.4˚C and an annual rainfall of less than 100mm, the construction of the Algeria Spa CILAS cement works presented its own challenges, but a flexible approach by main contractor CBMI contributed to the successful completion of the project. By Jinjun Gu and Yingying Zhang, CBMI Construction Co Ltd, China. The new cement wor...

Pakistan: Fauji Cement silo collapse disrupts production

30 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (Pakistan) has reportedly halted production due to the collapse of the raw material silo at its Jhang Bahtar cement plant in Attock District, Punjab. The 25,000t capacity raw material silo collapsed and also damaged the coal mill building of the plant’s 7200tpd clinker production Line 2, requiring the closure of the line for up to six months until the damage is repaired. The cement mills are unaffected and cement dispatches will continue as normal. According to a ...

Is your silo due for a check-up?

30 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The future of the cement industry depends on the storage of bulk materials – from the quarry and raw materials, blended raw meal, clinker, through to finished cement. Like other parts of the cement plant, such as conveyors and crushers, storage structures need to be maintained to deliver optimum performance. By Gerard Lynskey, SSI Consulting, USA. Silo inspections and maintenance are essential for cement producers and can provide valuable information towards planning The Flor...

Seychelles: Lafarge to open 4000t cement silo

19 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge is developing a 4000t cement silo in the Seychelles in partnership with Sri Lankan engineering company Dynamic Technologies. The structure will be built in Sri Lanka and shipped to the Indian Ocean island. The France-based cement producer and the engineering company developed a similar facility in Mayotte earlier this year.