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Thyssenkrupp Wins Major Cement Plant Order in Algeria

| Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer

Thyssenkrupp is one of the few full-range suppliers for the cement industry – from individual machines, all the way up to complete plants
Thyssenkrupp is one of the few full-range suppliers for the cement industry – from individual machines, all the way up to complete plants (Bild: Thyssenkrupp)

German company 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.

Essen/Germany – 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.

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.

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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.

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