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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...

Pakistan: Kohat Cement new milling capacity at year-end

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Ltd (KOHC) says that work is going on its fourth cement mill to lift its current capacity of 105tph to take its total grinding capacity to 480tph at an estimated cost of INR650m. The mill will be operational by December 2017, says local report. The new mill will replace old technology and improve efficiency at the company's plant in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Headquartered in Lahore, Kohat Cement is one of the smaller cement players in the sector with a market s...

India: Ramco expands Tamil Nadu power plant

05 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Environment Ministry of India has given Ramco Cements environmental clearance to expand its captive power plant (CPP) at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu, at a cost of approximately INR214.2m (US$3.18m). Rambo proposed increasing the capacity of the CPP by adding 6MW turbines, taking total power generation from 42MW. Clearance for this project was granted subject to certain conditions, which include having to use coal with sulphur and ash content not exceeding 0.8 and 14 per cent, respectively...

Saudi Arabia: ABB upgrades EPCC production lines

01 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Power and automation technology group, ABB have recently commissioned an electrical infrastructure upgrade for two 30-year old cement production lines at EPCC’s plant in Al Khursaniya, Saudi Arabia. The project consisted of upgrading the plant’s existing 75MV switchgear panels to the latest protection relay generation and integrating the power supply systems with the ABB automation system already in place. EPCC’s decision to modernise its production lines will help avoid unexpected shutdo...

Cote d'Ivoire: Work starts on second CIMAF plant

07 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Plans to bring Société Ciment d'Afrique's (CIMAF) production capacity in Côte d'Ivoire to 2Mta by 2017 were outlined in a meeting yesterday between Moroccan investors and the country's president.  StarAfrica reports that Anas Sefrioui, president of CIMAF’s parent Addoha Group, used his meeting with Ivoirian President, Alassane Ouattara, to announce that work would begin this week on the construction of a new 1Mta grinding plant at the port of San Pedro in the west of the country.  This...

Estanda completes ball mill renovation in Saudi

07 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Estanda has successfully completed the commissioning of a two-compartment cement ball mill for a cement producer in Saudi Arabia. The project was carried out on Cement Mill 2  (with a diameter of 5m), operating in parallel with the Cement Mill 1 (CM1), which had previously been renovated and updated by Estanda in 2013. The renovation of CM2 affected all the interior steel components of the mill involved in the grinding process: inlet headwall liners, lifting liners of first ball mill chamb...