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Cement, 2018-02-12, 02:23 PM

thyssenkrupp to supply new cement production line to LafargeHolcim in Morocco

– Production capacity of 3.500 tons of cement clinker per day

– Start-up of new plant planned for the first half of 2020

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has won a contract from LafargeHolcim, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of building materials, to supply a new 3.500 tpd cement clinker production plant in Morocco. The project will cover the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the new greenfield facility. The line will be built in the Souss Massa region near Tidsi, situated about 65 km south-east from the regional capital Agadir. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the first half of 2020.

Frank Ruoss, CEO of the Cement Technologies business unit: “Nearly four decades of ongoing and successful collaboration have strengthened the relationship between thyssenkrupp and LafargeHolcim in Morocco. Both companies share the same vision: We provide state-of-the-art technology and develop tailor-made solutions for our customers. Operating reliability, resource-conserving production processes and energy-efficiency of our installations are the key to profitability and sustainability.”

thyssenkrupp will provide engineering, procurement and construction for the entire clinker production line, ranging from raw material preparation to clinker storage, and a grinding facility for solid fuels. The main components include a 1,000 t/h primary crusher, a longitudinal additives storage facility, a circular stockpile with a storage capacity of 12,000 t, a QUADROPOL QMR² roller mill with an output of 290 t/h and a blending silo of 4,600 tons. The kiln system consists of a 5-stage, single-string polysius preheating tower, a two-pier rotary kiln and a POLYTRACK clinker cooler. The line is completed by a ball mill for solid combustibles and a clinker stock with a total storage capacity of up to 65,000 tons.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions:

The Industrial Solutions business area at 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. More than 21,000 employees at over 100 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 cement plants. 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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