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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...

Bangladesh: Loesche to supply VRM for Haria 2 upgrade

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche has announced that it has been chosen to supply a vertical roller mill and other equipment for the Aman Group’s Haria 2 grinding mill in Narayangonj, Bangladesh. The equipment will be supplied as part of upgrade works being undertaken by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation which will raise the capacity of the plant from its current level of 10,000tpd. Bangladesh has seen its level of cement consumption rise strongly in recent years and the government has been keen on enc...

Paving the road for Colombia

23 January 2017, Published under Cement News

With an infrastructure master plan that will see COP54.8bn poured into Colombia’s road network alone, the future for the country’s cement industry is positive. Anticipating sustained market growth, existing and new players are expanding production capacity and in some cases, phasing out old, wet-process technology. By Bancolombia, Colombia. Colombia is embarking on a large-scale infrastructure master plan with a major focus on the transport network Back in May 2014, Bancolombia ...

USA: Hagerstown plant US$96m upgrade

26 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) has completed a US$96m upgrade on its Hagerstown plant, Maryland. The facility has existed for over 100 years and according John Stull, CEO of US operations for LafargeHolcim, the latest improvements "really should help this plant to serve the community for another 20 to 30 years.” The project, during which the plant remained operational, took two years to complete and complies with federal environmental regulations. Oliver Terver, Hagerstown plant manager, spoke of the company...

Canada: Lafarge improving environmental impact

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has completed a CAD20m (US$15.3m) modernisation project at its Exshaw plant in Alberta. The works focussed on improving the plant’s environmental impact but also nearly doubled output from 1.3Mta to 2.2Mta. The retrofit was carried out on the plant’s kiln No. 5, alongside the construction of a new state-of-the-art kiln No. 6. While completing this project, which was started in 2013, one of the plant’s older kilns had to be decommissioned.  Amongst the environmental measures put...

Sai Son Cement VND50bn renovation project

09 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Sai Son Cement (SCJ) announced that it will spend nearly VND450bn (US$20.17m) on renovation projects of clinker production lines at its Nam Son Cement plant, an decision reached at a recent General Assembly. The investment will go towards renovating the plant’s equipment to save energy, which will in turn improve the economic efficiency of the clinker production lines. Some 20 per cent of the funds (VND85bn) for this project were generated through equity capital, while the remaining VND36...

EPCC switches to a new era

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

ABB recently installed an upgrade at Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC), Saudi Arabia, adding the latest electrical infrastructure technology integrated with ABB’s 800xA automation system to enhance plant availability and reliability. By ABB, Switzerland. Eastern Province Cement Co, Al Khursaniya, Saudi Arabia, upgraded its switchgears to improve the plant's reliability and availability Eastern Province Cement (EPCC) operates its plant in Al Khursaniya, in the eastern par...