Thailand: Thai TPI Polene Public Co. Ltd. has placed an order with Germany's Siemens for engineering and supply of the power distribution system and drives for a new clinker production line at its existing plant in Saraburi, Thailand. Siemens will supply the drive solutions as well as the switch-gear for the high, medium and low-voltage distribution systems and is also responsible for project management and engineering.
The deal for the drive systems covers 20 slip-ring rotor motors for the main drives, 12 gear units, 33 variable-speed drives for fans and two multiple drive systems for cooling units. Operation is due to commence in October 2014.
The Thai cement producer had earlier decided to add a fourth production line at the factory to boost production capacity in view of rising demand. The new line will have a capacity of 12,000t/day of clinker. Upon completion, the four cement production lines at TPI Polene in Thailand will have a combined capacity of 12Mt/yr. Siemens has already supplied the Thai TPI Polene Public Company Limited with electrical equipment for the three existing clinker production lines as well as for the cement and coal mills.