Originally, Indocement produced mostly OPC, but in 2006 it introduced PCC cement – a composite cement that uses cementitious additives along with clinker and gypsum.
Following robust market growth, Indocement formulated its long-term strategy to increase capacity, triggering sustainable growth in line with the market and preserving high quality standards.
Accordingly, in the first phase of the cement capacity expansion programme, two new cement grinding facilities were successfully installed and commissioned in Cirebon to add 1.5 million tpa cement milling capacity. In view of the promising growth prospects of Indonesia, it was decided to proceed with phase two of the cement expansion in Citeureup, where excess clinker was still available, to increase the cement grinding capacity by 1.9 million tpa. This was achieved by installing a vertical roller mill from FLSmidth and optimising existing grinding facilities.
The project scope is based on the objective of increasing the overall cement production capacity along with operational improvements to the existing cement production lines to achieve the optimum operational efficiency and related benefits. The prime objectives of the project are as follows.
- Enhance the overall cement production capacity by 1.9 million tpa (1.4 million tpa added with new VRM plus 0.5 million tpa from optimisation of plants 5, 7 and 8).
- Operational improvements to the existing cement production lines. For example, installing covered storages for additive materials along with stackers and reclaimers, process and quality improvements and product transport system, etc.
- Increasing cement packing capacity by 2.3 million tpa.
Written by Katherine Guenioui and Heidelberg Technology Centre.
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