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A TEC awarded preheater optimisation contract at Turkish cement works

21 July 2014, Published under Cement News

A TEC Production & Services GmbH has been awarded an engineering contract for the upgrade and efficiency optimisation of Çimentas Elazig’s preheater at its cement plant in Elazig in Anatolia, Turkey. The scope of modifications comprises the redesign of all four cyclone stages, riser ducts and related equipment with the target to reduce the total preheater pressure drop by approximately 25 per cent and increase of the production capacity by at least eight per cent on a sustainable basis. T...

Tvornica Cementa Kakanj environmental upgrade investment

14 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Bosnia-based producer Tvornica Cementa Kakanj plans to invest BAM20m (EUR10.225m) to upgrade its facilities and improve its environmental performance. The investment covers the period from 2013 to 2018. This year alone, Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (TCK) plans to invest BAM5m mainly on modernising its cement mills and dust collection system, news portal Indikator.ba said, quoting the company’s notice sent to the Tuzla Canton. The country's leading cement producer is majority-owned by Dutch-b...

Tunisia: Ciments de Bizerte inaugurates plant upgrade

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

With the inauguration of its upgraded production unit on 17 June 2014 in the presence of the country’s industry, energy and mines, Kamel Bennaceur, Tunisia’s Ciments de Bizerte has increased its capacity by 50 per cent to more than 1.5Mta. The upgrade is the result of a TND250m (US$149m) investment programme which was initiated three years ago. It includes a modernisation of the plant’s dust control systems which will lower emissions to 20mg/Nm3.

India Cements to upgrade Tamil Nadu works

23 June 2014, Published under Cement News

India Cements plans to upgrade and expand capacity of its cement plant in Salem, Tamil Nadu state, India. The company will optimise the existing kiln and add a new line. It has sought environmental clearance and once this is in place the project will be able to proceed, according to sources cited by Hindu Business Line.

Paraguay to inject US$67m in INC

10 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The Paraguayan state will lend Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) US$67m to reactivate the company’s investments in its Vallemí and Villeta plants, which were on hold due to lack of funds.  The investments include a fuel conversion at the kiln of Vallemí as well as a new cooler and the optimisation of limestone grinding at the works. At Villeta, the company is reportedly investing US$7m in two new packing machines, to be supplied by Haver & Boecker.

Optimising Tororo's output

18 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Significant infrastructure investment in Uganda has been fuelling cement demand which is expected to exceed 2Mta in the near term. Located in eastern Uganda, Tororo Cement approached FLSmidth to help bring its plant to its rated capacity and achieve uninterrupted operation. FLSmidth responded by upgrading the raw mill and replacing all the major process fans, resulting in stable production of more than 1000tpd and reduced energy consumption, better positioning Tororo to meet the domestic dem...

Better, safer AF burning

24 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources are key components of the Lafarge Group’s commitment to sustainable development. As such, during the winter 2012-13 shutdown of its Cizkovice cement works in the Czech Republic, the company carried out an extension of the calciner, which was completed in April this year and set a new milestone in the plant’s technical development. By Lafarge, Czech Republic. A number of projects have kept Lafarge’s Czech Cizkovice plan...

Pakistan’s Cherat Cement Co to raise production capacity

21 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) of Pakistan plans to increase production capacity at its 2500tpd cement plant, situated 52km from Peshawar near Nowshera in northern Pakistan. The company is expected to hold negotiations with various cement plant suppliers in due course. At present, the works is operating near full capacity and with the expected growth in the domestic cement market, the company’s Board has decided to raise capacity at the works. Furthermore, its strategic location close t...

Welcome to the new builds (3)

23 January 2013, Published under Cement News

In this third and final part of ICR's biannual project review, we focus on new cement plant projects in Asia. Over the past year, India and Indonesia have emerged as key expansion areas for the cement industry with several further projects in Vietnam and China also being completed. PT Semen Gresik opened its new Tuban IV plant in Indonesia Azerbaijan July 2012 saw the inauguration of Holcim’s new E300m dry-process line at its Garadagh cement plant, Baku. The new 1.7Mta kiln r...

Welcome to the new builds (2)

09 January 2013, Published under Cement News

As new kiln capacity figures for 2012 indicate signs of a recovery, ICR takes a look a new capacity and upgrades in Africa and the Middle East in this second part of its biannual new project review. HeidelbergCement's new 1Mta grinding mill at the Tema grinding plant, Ghana Africa Angola The Cimenfort cement plant was inaugurated in August 2012 in the Catumbela Industrial Growth Point (PDIC), central Benguela province, during a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Geo...