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Maweni Limestone upgrades kiln line

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement’s Maweni Limestone subsidiary has ignited the kiln and begun trial production at its recently-upgraded 0.75Mta plant. Huaxin Cement acquired the Tanzanian company in May this year and began work on the kiln line on 1 June. The grinding section of the facility is not expected to be upgraded. Subject to developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Huaxin is now planning to send a management team to implement the advanced cement process technology, according to reports.

HeidelbergCement India completes two upgrade projects

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has completed two debottlenecking projects at Imlai, Madya Pradesh, and Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The grinding capacity of these plants has been raised to 2.5Mta and 3.25Mta at Imlai and Jhansi, respectively. The projects were both completed in their scheduled timelines, with the grinding capacity of the company now standing at 6.26Mta.

Cemex completes Castillejo access work

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has finalised the upgrade work on the access roads to the Huerta de Valdecarábanos quarry and the crushing area of its Castillejo plant in Toledo. The company placed some 450m 3 of rolled compacted concrete (RCC) to prevent dust and mud emission as well as improving access for vehicles. RCC can be installed using the usual asphalt equipment and does not require special equipment. The concrete is made in mixing plants with very low water-cement ratios. The Castillejo plant expects...

Belarus government awards US$4m grant to Krasnoselskstroimaterialy

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Belarus Council of Ministers will provide a non-repayable grant of BYN8.5m (US$4.06m) to state-owned cement producer Krasnoselskstroimaterialy OJSC in 2019-20, according to BelaPAN news agency. The cement company will use the grant to improve heat efficiency at its plant in Volkovsysk, Hrodna region.

A cooler for the future

29 April 2019, Published under Cement News

To reduce frequent clinker cooler downtime and high clinker temperatures a US cement plant required a new cooler to be installed. As an additional benefit future upgrades would also be easier to carry out. By IKN, Germany. Figure 1: this US cement plant had a new cooler installed by IKN to maximise performance A cement plant in the USA (see Figure 1) was experiencing frequent clinker cooler downtime and high clinker temperatures, which were causing production issues. In addition...

Russia looks at Al Arabiya upgrade

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Representatives of several Russian companies have held negotiations to restore and upgrade the Al Arabiya cement plant in Syria as well as build a cement works in Muslimiya in Aleppa governorate. “Representatives of several large Russian companies have had a working visit to Syria, during which they held meetings with representatives of the Industry Ministry of the Syrian Arab Republic directly at two cement plants in Aleppo and at two metals plants in Hama,” according to a source of Prime...

Lafarge Malaysia invests in new baghouse

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd has installed a new MYR20m (US$4.8m) baghouse at its Kanthan cement plant following the installation of a MYR180m vertical roller mill in 2016. The new baghouse replaces the old electrostatic precipitator to reduce dust emissions at the plant. "The bag filter is cleaned at pre-programmed intervals and the dust particles are channeled into hoppers to be recirculated into the kiln process for efficient material utilisation, said Lafarge Malaysia. The upgrade at the Kan...

Latest EPC kiln line upgrade project for Duna Drava

26 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The 2400tpd Duna Drava Cement clinker line in Vác, Hungary, has been successfully re-commissioned and put into production in April 2018. In less than two years, IKN completed the project on EPC basis. The main target of the project was to adapt the pyroprocessing line to enable the use of up to 100 per cent RDF in the calciner. The two lower cyclone stages were replaced, a complete new preheater tower with the inline calciner was erected, a new bypass system as well as a new static inl...

Lafarge's Ravena cement plant upgrade is completed

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The ribbon has been cut on the completion of a three-year, multi-million dollar modernisation project to imporve the Lafarge (LafargeHolcim group) Ravena Cement plant in New York, USA. The cement from the Ravena facility supplies more than 1Mta of locally-produced product for high-profile projects in the Northeast, including One World Trade Center, the World Trade Center Memorial and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.   Throughout the upgrade project, the facility maintained...

Holcim Philippines capacity to reach 10Mta by 2Q-end

26 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc said its production capacity is expected to reach 10Mta by the end of the second quarter through upgrades to its plants at Mabini and Norzagaray. Holcim Philippines Chief Operating Officer, Sapna Sood, said in an interview with The Standard (Philippines) debottlenecking of existing cement facilities would add 2Mta of capacity. “We certainly had a project where we were looking at all of that safety, debottlenecking. That is near completion. To be completed at the ...