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UAE: India's JK Cement has revealed that its plant in Fujairah, UAE is due to reach full production capacity by 2017. At full capacity the plant will be able to produce 0.6Mt/yr of cement.
The plant is unusual in that it can produce both grey and white cement from the same kiln. The expansion of the UAE plant's production capacity is in line with increased demand for white cement in the Middle East, according to JK Cement’s Ajay Mathur.
Argentina: Cementos Molins plans to invest US$189m towards upgrading production at its San Jacinto cement grinding plant according to local press. The upgrade will increase the plant’s cement production capacity to 1Mt/yr from 0.3Mt/yr.
It will also create 130 new jobs. The project is expected to last 30 months. Cementos Molins operates in Argentina via its subsidiary Cementos Avellaneda.
India: JK Cement has stopped clinker and cement production at its Muddapur cement plant in Karnataka. It reported finding cracks in a raw material silo.
Germany: ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has received a contract from HeidelbergCement to supply a new cement clinker production line. The 4500t/day line will be built at the Schelklingen cement plant in Baden-Württemberg as a replacement for an existing older production line. Start of production is planned for spring 2018.
“Although most of the cement contracts we have been awarded recently have been to build new production capacities in growth regions, this order shows that there is also demand in Europe to modernize and expand existing facilities. Our highly efficient technologies, which we continually improve together with our customers, guarantee maximum reliability and allow producing innovative products in an economical and environmentally friendly way,” said Lothar Jungemann, CEO of the Cement operating unit in the Resource Technologies business unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions.
For the new kiln line ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions will supply components including a five-stage, single-strand DOPOL preheater, a POLRO rotary kiln with a POLGUIDE drive system and a POLYTRACK clinker cooler with roll crusher. The design of the calciner used in the preheater is intended to allow high fuel burnout with low nitrogen oxide emissions. The POLYTRACK cooler also features a highly efficient heat recovery system that minimizes fuel input.
India: The Pollution Control Board of Assam has held a public hearing on a proposed 1Mt/yr cement plant at Jorabat, Mauza Sonapur in the state of Assam. Locals and Pollution Control Board officials were present during the hearing, where all the stakeholders put forward their opinions on the project. Most local people supported the project, provided that employment was prioritised to nearby villages and within the state, according to the Assam Tribune. Locals also emphasised the importance of the pollution control system of the plant.
KR Associates is planning to build the 500t/day clinker producing plant. It will have a cement grinding production capacity of 500t/day. A 26,850m2 plot of land has been acquired for the plant. The project will use 3600kW of power sourced from the Assam State Electricity Board. Once completed the plant is expected to employ 110 workers. Proposed air pollution control measures for the plant include bag filters and an electrostatic precipitator for the cooler exhaust stack.
Cameroon: The share capital of Medcem Cameroon has risen to US$689,000 from US$17,200, the company has revealed in a statement. However, the cement grinding plant has not produced cement for the local market in at least six months according to the Agence de Presse Africaine. Medcem’s production stopped after several shutdowns earlier in 2015 and a period of testing in late August 2015.
Medcem Cameroon, a subsidiary of Turkish company Eren Holding, has a cement production capacity of 0.6Mt/yr. Les Cimenteries du Cameroun (CIMENCAM), a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, and Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF), part of the Moroccan Addoha group, both operate integrated cement plants in the country. Dangote inaugurated a cement grinding plant in August 2015 and Mira is also planning to build a grinding plant in the country.
India: UltraTech Cement has commissioned a cement grinding plant in Pataliputra, Bihar. The 1.6Mt/yr plant is the company’s 15th grinding plant. It is intended to produce cement for markets in eastern India.
The new grinding plant increases the company’s production capacity to 69.3Mt/yr including overseas operations. The Indian cement producer has added 6.1Mt/yr in production capacity in the year that ended in March 2016.
Georgia: The government of Georgia is to build a US$100m cement plant in Senaki, Samegrelo. The project will be joint-investment with an unnamed Chinese company. Construction will start in June 2016 and the plant is expected to employ 500 people in its construction phase. The project was discussed at a meeting between Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and businessman Tsezar Chocheli, according to the Sarke Information Agency.
Zimbabwe: Construction of the 0.7Mt/yr PPC Ruwa Plant in Msasa has been reported as more than half complete. PPC sources told the Financial Gazette that civil and structural construction of the cement plant is now more than 50% complete. The US$80m plant is expected to be running by the end of 2016.
Germany: IKN has placed an order for a A TEC GRECO kiln burner for the HeidelbergCement’s cement plant at Burglengenfeld. The project will be completed by the end of 2016. It is part of a general upgrade being conducted at the plant by IKN.
The scope of A TEC GRECO’s supply includes the engineering, design and manufacturing of a tailor-made combustion system including the required peripheral systems for operation. The burner thermal power will be 75MW. The burner is intended use with lignite, sewage sludge, refuse-derived fuel (RDF), diesel and solvents.
A TEC GRECO is a subsidiary of A TEC specialising in burners for kilns and calciners.