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Ivory Coast: LafargeHolcim intends to double its cement production capacity to 2Mt/yr from May 2017. The increase in production will follow the commissioning of a new 1Mt/yr mill, according to the Fraternité Matin newspaper. The mill has cost US$24.5m to install. LafargeHolcim operates a 1Mt/yr cement grinding plant in Abidjan. The upgrade is expected to raise local production to 5.1Mt/yr.
Russia: Schenck Process has installed two Logiq dispatch automation systems at two LafargeHolcim cement plants at Ferzikovo and Voskresensk. This has resulted in the plants being upgraded to the LafargeHolcim group’s Smart Factory standard.
At Ferzikovo LafargeHolcim is currently engaged in a major investment project for the Russian market. The plant has three incoming and outgoing scales as well as 11 loading stations for loose cement and two bag loading stations. Schenck Process converted the parking lot with registration, the incoming and outgoing scales and all loading points for fully automatic, unmanned operation. Self-service terminals for registration and weighing were installed in the entrance and exit areas. In the loose loading area, a Logiq loading terminal, including the Disomat Tersus weighing electronics with Profibus interface to the PLC and ultrasonic sensors, were installed. In Voskresensk the conversion work included the car park with registration, incoming and outgoing scales, three loading scales and one loading point for packaged goods.
Schenck Process ensured smooth delivery operations at both plants throughout the installation and commissioning process. Incoming silo trucks for loose loading, more than 300/day at Ferzikovo alone, continued to be processed throughout.
Since 2013, Schenck Process has implemented the Logiq dispatch automation system at various plants belonging to the Swiss construction material group, including at 18 cement plants in eastern Europe.
Indonesia: Cemengal has completed the commissioning period for Cemindo in Medan. Two Plug&Grind XL units are operational at the site, allowing the cement producer to sell nearly 0.5Mt/yr of cement. A third unit is also due to start work in the country in the next few months.
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.
Tajikistan: The Huaxin Gayur – Sughdcement 1Mt/yr cement plant in northern Tajikistan has been commissioned. The plant was built by the Tajik Ghayur-Sughd Cement company in partnership with the Chinese Huaxin Gayur Cement company. President Emomali Rahmon was present at the event.
Construction of the plant started in 2014 on the area of 48 hectares and it had an investment of US$127m. The plant employs more than 1300 people with over 90% from Tajikistan. A 25MW hydropower plant was also built to provide the plant with a regular electricity supply.