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World's largest multi-compartment cement silo commissioned

20 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Haver & Boecker, in conjunction with IBAU HAMBURG, has successfully completed the commissioning of the world’s largest multi-compartment cement silo at the Melbourne Cement facility at the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Located on Lorimer street, the 45kt IBAU silo is designed for cementitious powder. It is constructed with 2x6 outer cells and a single inner cell, with self-unloading ships set to feed into each storage cell of the silo at a feeding rate of up to 1200tph. The silo also con...

Vicat builds new 74,000t clinker dome

17 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Vicat is building a new clinker hall for its Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant. The new 62m diameter silo will have a capacity of 74,000t of clinker.   The next stage of the work, from May 2023, is the construction of the metal frame of the roof, as well as the conveyor and the aerial gallery connecting with the plant. Vicat teams (DPI, Béton Vicat, Ciment Vicat, Delta Pompage) as well as partners VINCI Construction and Campenon Bernard Centre Est are involved in the project...

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 ...