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Leube commissions new silo to support low-carbon cements

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Austria-based cement producer Zementwerk Leube recently entered a new  3250t cement silo, “Silo 10”, into service.  Work on the silo had started in February 2022. It is expected that in addition to a significant increase in storage capacity, the cement company will also benefit from increased flexibility and improved product offer. With its four chambers the silo can store different cement types, enabling the company to meet growing demand for lower-carbon cements. This will include the ...

Cemento Polpaico invests US$60m to ensure Cerro Blanco continuity

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemento Polpaico has submitted an environmental impact study (EIS) for the Cerro Blanco complex development to Chile’s Regional Directorate of the Environmental Assessment Service of the Metropolitan Region. The US$60m project plans the expansion of the mining exploitation of four existing limestone quarries. This would increase the exploitation areas and extend limestone extraction by 27 years, enabling the operational continuity of the Cerro Blanco Complex. The EIS includes several mod...

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...

CimMetal awards Togo grinding contract to Intercem

04 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Togo-based cement producer CimMetal has placed the order for various equipment for its 2.5Mta VRM-based grinding plant at Lomé with Austrian equipment supplier Intercem. The order includes a 1000tph truck unloading station, a 25,000tph additives storage facility, a 1000tph truck loading station, two 50,000t clinker silos, four Rotopackers, 10 truck scales and the corresponding laboratory equipment. The steel construction, entire sheet metal fabrication, subsystems, electrical equipment...

Shaping the future together

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

For over three decades Franz-W Aumund has served as the third-generation owner and president of the AUMUND Group of Companies, an international leader in bulk materials conveying and storage technology. As the company gears towards its 100th anniversary in 2022, Mr Aumund explains the factors behind the German equipment and service provider’s success and discusses why he places so much emphasis on unity between the global members of the group, his commitment to social causes and plans for th...

The world’s largest cement terminal

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

With its recent expansion of a 70,000t dome, Beton Provincial’s terminal in Québec, Canada, has become the largest single-user cement terminal in the world. Thanks to its 180,000t of storage capacity it receives cement from two suppliers in the Mediterranean in Supramax vessels, a third domestic supply by self-discharging cement carriers, as well as GGBS and fly ash. The terminal’s size and capabilities make it an exceptional facility. By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, Cement Distribution ...

Holcim Philippines inaugurates new facilities at Bulacan unit

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has inaugurated new storage and loading facilities at its plant in Norzagaray, Bulacan, which it hopes will help boost production. The additions include a new warehouse with six loading bays and new packing and loading machines. "This is the third site we are holding inauguration activities at this year as our company continues investments to strengthen our ability to support our customers nationwide," said John Stull, CEO, Holcim Philippines. "This is part of our greate...

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire opens new cement depot

05 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has opened a new cement warehouse in Bouaké, in the north-central region, with traders now able to buy quantities larger than or equal to 10t without having to travel to Abidjan. The new depot is based at the old Gonfreville plant, with all bagged products (Classics, Extra and Superbric) available, according to the company.

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...

Reduced costs, enhanced safety

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Sustained economic success cannot be based on efficiency alone. Health and safety also have to be prioritised in bulk storage systems. The fully-automated polysius® storage system installed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions at Afyon Cimento’s plant in Turkey not only enhances the logistical efficiency of such operations, it also reduces health and safety risks for the operating personnel. By thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany. Figure 1: first fully-automated longitudinal...