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thyssenkrupp to supply new cement production line to LafargeHolcim in Morocco

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.

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