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Cement, 2017-01-25, 09:00 AM

thyssenkrupp wins major cement plant order in Algeria

  • Contract value in the mid three-digit million euro range
  • Start-up of new 6,000 tons per day cement clinker plant planned for 2019

thyssenkrupp has received another major order for the cement plant business of its Industrial Solutions business area. The value of the contract awarded by Société des Ciments de Sigus, part of Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA), is in the mid three-digit million euro range. The turnkey cement plant will have a production capacity of 6,000 tons of clinker per day and will be constructed in Sigus, in the Wilaya of Oum El Bouaghi, located south of Constantine, around 340 km east of Algiers. Start of operation is planned for early 2019. In 2013, thyssenkrupp already received an order for another 6,000 tpd cement plant from GICA.

Stefan Gesing, acting CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp: “This large order again proves that long-term customer relationships pay off. Combining our technological competence with a strong presence in growth regions allows us to support the infrastructure development in many emerging markets. Our strength is to provide customers with reliable and tailor-made plant solutions, components and services from one single source.”

M. Fawzi BECHIR, CEO of Société des Ciments de Sigus: “We are looking forward complete the project with thyssenkrupp, considered to be one of the leading engineering, procurement and construction contractors in the cement business, providing reliable, highly energy-efficient technologies and equipment that meet the most stringent environmental requirements.”

In order to meet the growing demand for cement and in line with import substitution, GICA (Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie) has launched several projects to increase its cement production capacity from 12 million tons to 20 million tons per year by 2019.

From raw material preparation to cement packaging and loading facilities, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will provide all key equipment, construction and supervision services including commissioning for the new production line.

The main components include a 1,600 t/h primary crusher, a 500 t/h secondary crusher for additives, a 75,000 ton capacity circular blending bed, two QUADROPOL QMR² roller mills with an output of 2 x 300 t/h, and a 30,000 ton homogenizing silo. The kiln system consists of a two-strand, 5-stage DOPOL ASC preheating tower, a 3-pier rotary kiln and a POLYTRACK clinker cooler. The plant is completed by two clinker silos with a total capacity of 60,000 tons, three 160 t/h ball mills, four cement silos with a capacity of up to 80,000 tons and a packaging plant equipped with four 3,000 bag-per-hour packaging lines. Monitoring and quality control will be provided by the laboratory automation system POLAB.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions:

The Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. As a system partner to the automotive, aerospace and naval sectors we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers. Around 19,000 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

The Cement Technologies business unit specializes in the design and construction of turnkey cementplants. We support cement manufacturers around the world with an extensive portfolio of products and services and sustainable solutions based on more than 150 years of expertise and experience. Our plants and machines use state-of-the-art production processes to conserve resources, minimize environmental impact and deliver maximum performance and efficiency.

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