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Cimencam adds identical MVR mills for raw material and cement grinding in Cameroon

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World Cement,

Cimencam (Holcim Group) will expand production at its plant in Figuil, in the north of Cameroon, and use Gebr. Pfeiffer's energy-efficient MVR mills for grinding raw material and cement.

The new production unit will expand the current cement capacity of 0.15 million t at the 40-year-old plant. With the new production unit, Cimencam intends to cover not only the needs of the three northern regions (extreme north, north and Adamaoua) of Cameroon, but also the needs of border countries such as Chad and the Central African Republic.

Cimencam adds identical MVR mills for raw material and cement grinding in Cameroon

With the MVR mill, Gebr. Pfeiffer has been able to significantly increase its market shares on the African continent, especially in recent years. In addition to these good references, one of the reasons why the company was awarded the contract was that, due to the identical design of the two MVR 2500 mills for cement grinding and raw material grinding, both spare parts stocking and plant planning are significantly simplified, which reduces costs for the customer. The customer was also convinced by the general modularity of the concept and the low electrical energy requirements of the state-of-the-art MVR mills compared to other grinding systems. Since both mills are equipped with 4 grinding rolls, they can continue to be operated with 2 opposite grinding rolls even in the event of maintenance, because Gebr. Pfeiffer also offers this redundancy with MVR mills of smaller sizes. An additional plus for the operator.

The MVR 2500 C-4 will grind 80 t/h of cement to a fineness of 4000 cm²/g (according to Blaine). The MVR 2500 R-4 will produce 90 t/h of raw material to a fineness of 12% residue to 0.090 mm.

All two mills will be equipped with SLS-V high efficiency classifiers. The order will be handled by the Chinese general contractor CBMI. Commissioning of the MVR mills is expected to take place in the first half of 2023.

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