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Fives to implement new clinker production line for Sococim Industries’ Rufisque Plant

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World Cement,

On 16 December 2021 Fives FCB and Sococim Industries (a subsidiary of the French cement group Vicat) signed a contract for the supply of the new Rufisque Plant 6500 tpd clinker production line, Senegal. The Chairman of Sococim Industries, M. Youga Sow, selected Fives’ engineering and equipment for this new installation.

High flexibility and optimised energy efficiency

For this new line project, Sococim Industries wanted to implement the best technologies and international standards to ensure the highest flexibility of the workshops and to maximise the performance of the new installation, particularly in terms of alternative fuels use and energy efficiency.

Fives’ technologies that match operational requirements

The new line will feature Fives’ latest technologies in pyroprocess and gas treatment such as: FCB Preheater, FCB In-Line Preca, FCB Kiln, Fives TGT® Filter, and Pillard Novaflam®, to achieve Sococim Industries' operational requirements, including:

  • Good finished product quality
  • Low calorific consumption
  • Flexibility and efficiency of pyroprocess technologies allowing up to 70% of the total fuel to be substituted with alternative fuels, while maintaining the stability of the operations
  • Fully automated pyroprocess control, including start-up and stoppage sequences
  • Low dust and NOx emissions

Efficient project management and comprehensive customer services

To better support Sococim Industries in the execution of this project with respect to quality, deadlines and performances, Fives will provide its experience and know-how as a supplier of high-performance process equipment. Fives will also utilise its experience and high-level standards in terms of project management.

After commissioning, Fives will provide Sococim Industries with long-term support, including dedicated skills and resources, including theoretical and practical mechanical and process training, monitoring, remote or on-site technical assistance, etc.

“Vicat Group renews its partnership with Fives Group through this major project of building a new line with a strong local dimension, employing local workers and contractors. This plant will eventually eliminate the use of fossil fuels, reduce our energy consumption and support Senegal local development making a high-quality product while doubling our production capacity”, said Guy SIDOS, Chairman and CEO of Vicat Group.

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