€100 Million Contract Thyssen Krupp to Build Cement Plant in Colombia

Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions has received an order to build a cement clinker production line from Cementos Argos, the biggest cement producer in Colombia and one of the biggest in the Caribbean.

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Essen/Germany – The new 4,300 tons per day facility will be built in Sogamoso, around 200 kilometers north east of the capital Bogotá, in the province of Boyacá. The contract is worth around €100 million.

Jens Michael Wegmann, CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area: “With our highly efficient cement plants we are contributing to a resource-friendly infrastructure expansion across the world. To even better leverage the growth potential of the emerging economic regions in the future we are pushing forward the integration and regionalization of our operations worldwide.”

For the new cement line in Sogamoso Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions is supplying all components for clinker production as well as quality assurance and monitoring systems. Startup of the line is planned for the end of 2017.

The main components are a 1,200 t/h primary crusher for limestone, a 500 t/h secondary crusher for raw material, and a 40,000 ton capacity circular blending bed. The raw material will be ground in a Quadropol QMR2 roller mill with a throughput of 355 t/h and stored in a 7,000 ton capacity homogenizing silo.

The kiln line comprises a five-stage, single-string preheater with Prepol AS-MSC calciner, a Polflame-VN rotary kiln with sinter zone burner, and a Polytrack clinker cooler. A further Qaudropol QMK2 roller mill with a throughput of 26 t/h of coal will be supplied for preparing the fuel. A Polcid process control system and a Polab APMplus laboratory automation system will be installed for quality monitoring and control.

During construction and commissioning Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions will provide construction management services, consulting services and supervision. During operation of the plant the company will provide assistance in the form of operation & maintenance support services as well as training of operating personnel.

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