Mordovcement, part of the Eurocement group, is actively implementing a programme of import substitution. The plant is particularly focusing on sourcing non-imported replacements for the worn out parts of the mobile crusher, which services the raw material dry line of the plant.
Betsema, a Russian company from Krasnogorsk, near Moscow, developed a fabric with a chain feeder for the crusher, drive shaft and idler shaft especially for Eurocement, along with a number of other key elements. Using parts produced manually and locally on request significantly decreases costs when compared to the importation of foreign parts.
Experts at Mordovcement plan to complete the work on dismantling the old parts and reassembling the feeder by the end of November. After the work has been completed, the life of the crusher feeder will increase by up to 4 – 5 years before more repairs will be necessary, with capacity almost doubling, from 500 tph to 900 tph.
According to the vice president of economics and production at the Eurocement group, Mordovcement also plans to replace the imported cylinder on the vertical raw mill with one that has been sourced domestically, along with replacing the cooling fan on the production of clinker cooler line 3.
"We try to take a comprehensive approach to the issue of import substitution and give unconditional preference to Russian producers,” he said. “In particular, in recent years we have been actively cooperating with Betsema, which often creates parts for our equipment in manual mode. As a result, we receive the items in a literal sense, "custom-made’ margin of safety and performance characteristics that meet the highest standards.”
In turn, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Betsema, Vladimir Trifonov, said that the company has been cooperating with the Eurocement Group for the past ten years, and intends to continue to increase this interaction. "Active work is underway on many fronts at once,” he added. “I do not want to reveal all the secrets, except to say that we have the strength to create reliable Russian counterparts for all cement companies of the group."
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