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Kenya: The contractor for the US$117m, 1.2Mt/yr Pokot Cement Factory has finally begun to ship in material for the project. West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin said that the project would start in a few months. The project was commissioned by then-Prime Minister Raila Odinga in 2010.
Contractors from Cemtech Sanghi Group visited the project site recently and met Kachapin. He said that the investors had bought land and have started to build housing for staff. "The project has not stalled. The investor is now assembling his requirements before proceeding with work at the site. It's not a small project and requires proper planning," said Kachapin.
India: Emami Cement Ltd has made three recent orders for mills from Gebr. Pfeiffer. The first Gebr. Pfieffer mill is for its greenfield cement plant in Chhattisgarh, which is currently under construction. The second is destined for a standalone grinding unit in West Bengal. This order is currently being processed.
The latest mill order is for a grinding plant in Odisha. The order covers a MVR 6000 C-6 mill with an installed drive power of 6700kW. This mill will be capable of producing 335t/hr of ordinary Portland cement (OPC). The grinding plant will be designed in a way to allow fly ash cement and granulated blast-furnace slag to be ground to a fineness of 3800cm²/g and 4000cm²/g acc. to Blaine, respectively.
The MVR 6000 C-6 mill with is its six rollers has an actively redundant system. In case of an unplanned outage of one grinding roller, it allows the mill to continue in operation with four rollers while the roller swung out of the mill is being worked on outside of the mill. When it comes to cement grinding, where regular and planned maintenance works are scheduled for the regeneration of the grinding elements, this concept offers the customer the option to carry out maintenance works on two rollers outside the mill while at the same time cement can continue to be produced, albeit at a somewhat lower capacity.
Thanks to the modular design of the MVR mills, the essential components, such as bearings, seals of the grinding rollers and the tension system, as well as the gear units of the mill main drive, will be designed so as to be identical to the parts of the MVR mills that have been supplied to Emami Cement previously, i.e. an MVR 6000 R-6 and an MVR 6000 C-6. This will enable Emami Cement to manage with a small pool of strategic spare parts, which can be used with all the MVR mills.
Gebr. Pfeiffer SE will supply the core components of the mills and the gear units from Europe. Its Indian subsidiary, Gebr. Pfeiffer (India) Pvt. Ltd., will provide components such as the housing of the mill and classifier, the steel foundation parts as well as all static and dynamic interior parts of the classifier and, in addition, supply some of the equipment required to complete the grinding plant. Moreover, the Indian subsidiary will do the plant layout and advise Emami Cement on the equipment it must procure itself.
Colombia: FLSmidth has signed a contract with Cementos Argos S.A. for a new OK 33-4 cement mill system to be installed at its cement plant in Sogamoso, Boyac, Colombia. This contract marks the fourth OK mill purchased by Cementos Argos. The mill system will include cement storage, Ventomatic packing plant, MAAG gear, Airtech filters and auxiliary equipment.
US: A fire that started in the coal mill at the Essroc Cement plant in Lower Nazareth, US is under investigation.
The fire started around 16:20 on 10 January 2015. Firefighters from several different companies were on the scene for about two hours, according to Hecktown Volunteer Fire Company Chief Jeff Seip.
"It was a lengthy process because of where the fire was burning inside the coal mill," said Seip. "We had to take our time to gain access to the fire and then apply water to it so that it did not extend to other parts of the bins."
The fire caused a significant amount of damage to the mill, although the damage did not extend beyond that portion of the building. There were about 10 employees working at the time the fire was reported. None of the employees or firefighters on the scene were injured.
Bolivia: SOBOCE has awarded a contract to FLSmidth for an OK 36-4 cement grinding system to be installed at its Viacha cement plant in Bolivia. The scope of supply includes cement grinding system equipment, engineering and site advisory services.
This will be the first vertical roller mill for cement grinding in Bolivia and will produce high strength cement with 5000 Blaine. Furthermore, at 4000m above sea level, it will have the highest installed elevation for any OK mill in the Americas. Additional scope of supply includes a longitudinal stacker, a sizer for gypsum and pozzolan, Airtech filter, Ventomatic silos and a packing plant.
Once installed, the new cement mill grinding system and packing plant will allow SOBOCE to increase its production capacity to meet cement demand in Bolivia. FLSmidth installed the existing line at Viacha in the late 1990s and in 2010 an expansion project that enabled the plant to double its capacity.
India: JSW Group plans to invest US$1.49bn over the next 5 - 7 years at Salboni in West Bengal. The investment would involve setting up a 1320MW coal-based power plant, a 4.8Mt/yr cement plant and a paints factory.
The projects are due to come up in phases on 4300 acres of land acquired by the company for a proposed 10Mt/yr steel project way back in 2007. The steel project is in cold storage since JSW failed to secure iron ore linkage. Sajjan Jindal Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Steel said that JSW Cement will start construction of a 2.4Mt/yr cement plant at Salboni shortly.
"Bengal is likely to emerge as a bastion of JSW Group. We are drawing up plans to double the capacity of the Salboni plant. This is part of JSW Cement's larger plans to add another 10Mt/yr of capacity in next two years for US$300m. We entered the cement business in 2009 and now have 6Mt/yr of capacity at present, having managed to turnaround some of the units," said JSW Group's Parth Jindal said. While the Salboni cement unit will cost US$120m in the first phase, the expansion project to double its capacity will require anther US$105m of investment.
Sajjan Jindal said that the group plans to enter into a power purchase agreement with the government for two 660MW power plants at Salboni with an investment of US$1.19bn. He added that the group is also exploring the option of entering the paints business and is considering setting up a modern paints factory at the site. The group is keeping its options open on whether to acquire an existing paints business or launch its own business from scratch. The group is also looking at the possibility of setting up downstream steel processing units at the site at a later stage.
Saudi Arabia: Estanda has successfully completed the commissioning of a cement ball mill for a cement manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia.
The project was carried out on cement mill line 2, which operates in parallel with the cement mill line 1, which had already been renovated and updated by Estanda in 2013.
The renovation of the cement mill affected all interior steel components of the mill involved in the grinding process; inlet headwall liners, lifting liners of the 1st ball mill chamber, the intermediate diaphragm, the 2nd chamber classifying liners and the outlet diaphragm. The designs and materials were according to Estanda technical specifications. An improvement in productivity of more than 15%, wearing reduction on the steel components prompting less maintenance and greater profitability were achieved.
India: Lafarge India has submitted a revised proposal to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to sell its entire 11Mt/yr assets in India.
The decision comes after the company's plan to sell its 5.15Mt/yr cement capacity in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand to Birla Corporation for US$749m ran into trouble. Investment bankers said that Birla Corporation was facing challenges in securing limestone mining rights for the two units.
In order to approve the LafargeHolcim merger in India, the CCI had asked Lafarge India to sell its 5.15Mt/yr of capacity in eastern India by 31 December 2015. In August 2015, Birla Corporation agreed to buy the proposed assets along with brands Concreto and PSC and mineral rights over adequate reserves of limestone. The deal was conditional on Birla Corp being able to secure mining rights that Lafarge had.
"Lafarge India has sought an extension of its deadline from the CCI to complete its divestment," said an unnamed investment banker. "Lafarge India has now put the entire company on the block, as the sale of the entire company will include transfer of mining rights."
Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute orders two Loesche LM 53.3+3 CS mills for PT Semen Baturaja05 January 2016
Indonesia: Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd. has placed an order for two type LM 53.3+3 CS LOESCHE mills for clinker grinding for PT Semen Baturaja. Each of the clinker grinding mills has a designed a capacity of 175t/hr and material is ground to a fineness of 3400 Blaine. Each mill is fitted with a gearbox with a power of 4200kW.
The lead time for the main components of the mill is nine months and the gearboxes are supplied within 12 months.
Peru: The Peruvian division of Mexican cement company Cemex has received approval from the Ministry of Production for the environmental impact assessment (EIA) requested for the development of a cement grinding and packaging plant in Ventanilla, Callao.