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Thyssenkrupp wins Algerian cement factory contract

The turnkey cement plant will have a production capacity of 6,000 tonnes of clinker per day and will be constructed in Sigus

Start of operation is planned for early 2019.
Start of operation is planned for early 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, a company statement said.

The turnkey cement plant will have a production capacity of 6,000 tonnes of clinker per day and will be constructed in Sigus, in the Wilaya of Oum El Bouaghi, located south of Constantine, around 340km east of Algiers.

Start of operation is planned for early 2019. In 2013, Thyssenkrupp had received an order for another 6,000 tpd cement plant from GICA.

Stefan Gesing, acting CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area of Thyssenkrupp, said: “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, said: “We are looking forward [to] complete the project with Thyssenkrupp, [who are] 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 has launched several projects to increase its cement production capacity from 12 million tonnes to 20 million tonnes 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 homogenising 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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