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Kavkazcement launches campaign to repair and modernise equipment

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Kavkazcement, part of the EUROCEMENT Group Holding, has launched a large-scale campaign to repair and modernise its equipment. The project began in November and will continue until May 2019.

The works have been planned and will not require production to stop. EUROCEMENT Group will allocate more than RUB1 billion towards the repair and modernisation of the enterprise.

The company plans to increase production in 2019, meaning that it will be necessary for the company to prepare both existing furnaces and those that were not used in 2018. The scheduled repair of the main technological equipment is a priority for the company. In particular, the company has stated that serious attention will be paid to the technical condition of the furnace, as well as the refrigeration units, support rollers, tyres, and the main drives of the furnaces.

The reconstruction of the clinker refrigerator and the installation of a static grid are planned for January. Between February and May 2019, it is planned that the company will conduct scheduled repairs of raw materials and cement mills. Work will also be carried out on the replacement of buildings and on one of the raw material mills.

It is hoped that these measures will increase the reliability of equipment, in order to fully ensure the demand for high-quality products.

“A crucial period has begun for major repair activities,” said Oleg Lopatin, General Director of Kavkazcement. “Installing modern equipment and increasing the level of production automation contributes to reducing the cost of finished products and improving their quality. The repair campaign and the modernisation of production aims to ensure the reliability of the entire enterprise and the uninterrupted supply of the main building material, including high-quality cement, to key construction projects in the South of Russia.”

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