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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.


03 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex has commissioned a new clinker silo at its Lloseta works in Spain. This €4.4m investment includes a 44m-high silo with a diameter of 27.5m and is fitted with all the latest emission control systems.

Illinois' cement keeps flowing

13 March 2013, Published under Cement News

When Illinois Cement, part of the Eagle Materials group, suffered a severe blockage of Type I in its 80,000t storage silo, it turned to Martin Engineering to come up with an effective and safe solution that employs remotely-controlled pneumatic cleaning technology. By Martin Engineering, USA. The Martin® Heavy Duty Whip is a portable, remotely-controlled silo cleaning tool that can be lowered into storage containers Founded in 1964, Eagle Materials is one of the USA’s largest...