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Loesche supplies VRM in Pakistan

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World Cement,

Loesche has provided a LM 56 3+3 CS vertical roller mill to Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd, for the grinding of cement clinker. The new mill will be used in the new line 3 of the cement plant in Hub Chowki in Pakistan, in the Lasbela/Baluchistan district, 20 km north of Karachi.

The mill will grind OPC cement to a fineness of 3300 Blaine with a capacity of 200 tph, or 2800 Blaine with a capacity of 240 tph. ACPL sells the cement under its on brand, Falcon; it is a popular and widely used product in the country and is used in numerous construction projects, meaning the end product quality os of particular importance to Attock Cement. The Portland cement produced complies with Pakistani standards, and also the European Standard EN 197-1.

Loesche’s mandate also includes the monitoring and assembly of the mills, as well as the commissioning, which is due to take place in mid-2017. The Chinese company Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute, to whom Loesche has previously delivered mills, will act as Loesche’s contractor and will assume overall responsibility for the new cement line.

With the new line, Attock Cement Pakistan intends to further increase the production capacity of its existing plant in Hub Chowki from from the previous level of 1 710 000 tpy.

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