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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 ...

Nuh Cimento awards KHD large upgrade project

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

KHD has been awarded the contract to upgrade Nuh Cimento’s existing ball mill grinding unit in Hereke-Kocaeli located in Marmara region of Turkey. With this upgrade, the plant will increase the grinding capacity from 212tph to 408tph at 4000Blaine. This will be the largest upgrade project to date for KHD, the company noted in a statement. Nuh Cimento has entrusted KHD with the upgrade of its ball mill system. The system contains one of the largest ball mills in the world (dia 5.8 m x 17.84m...

Hanson Cement to hold public exhibitions for upgrade plan

16 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement is holding two public exhibitions in May to explain plans for the GPB20m upgrade project at its Padeswood cement works in Flintshire, UK, which the company says "will guarantee the long-term future of the plant and its 96 employees". At the heart of the project will be the installation of a new vertical roller mill for cement grinding which will improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption and increase output. Hanson is also planning to invest in new rail loading facilities...

Arabian Cement quarterly net profit rises

09 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co of Egypt posted consolidated net profits of EGP59,741,627 (US$3.3m) in the first three months of this year, versus net profits of EGP34,145,321 in the same period a year ago, the company announced in a statement sent to Egyptian Stock Exchange. Moreover, it posted standalone net profits of EGP59,101,824, versus net profits of EGP 33,324,334 in the same period a year ago. Separately, the company said it is to undertake three upgrade projects involving an investment of m...

Caribbean Cement to upgrade packaging equipment

13 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company has said that equipment upgrades required in the packing area will be undertaken over the weekend. The work will improve efficiency and consistent packaging of the company’s products. Hardware merchants and dealers last week reported that they were unable to meet demand because of a lack of supply from the cement producer. Corporate Communication and Public Relations Manager, Sophia Lowe Pinnock, explained that the lack of delivery related to an issue in the pl...