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GICA awards contract to thyssenkrupp

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World Cement,

Societe des Ciments de Sigus, part of Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algerie, has awarded thyssenkrupp a major contract in the three-digit million euro range. The turnkey cement plant will be constructed in Sigus, Algeria, in the Wilaya of Oum El Bouaghi, and will have a 6000 tpd clinker production capacity. Start of operation is planned for early 2019.

Stefan Gesing, acting CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp: “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: “We are looking forward complete the project with thyssenkrupp, 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.”

GICA has launched several projects to increase its cement production capacity from 12 million tpy to 20 million tpy by 2019.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will provide all key equipment, construction and supervision services, including commissioning for the new production line.

The main components include a 1600 tph primary crusher, a 500 tph secondary crusher for additives, a 75 000 t capacity circular blending bed, two QUADROPOL QMR² roller mills with an output of 2 x 300 tph, and a 30 000 t 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 t, three 160 tph ball mills, four cement silos with a capacity of up to 80 000 t and a packaging plant equipped with four 3000 bag-per-hour packaging lines. Monitoring and quality control will be provided by the laboratory automation system POLAB.

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