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Christian Pfeiffer lands three large orders

World Cement,

Christian Pfeiffer (CPB) has successfully landed three large orders over the last few months. In the month of May, the West African cement manufacturer Ghacem ordered an entire grinding mill via its parent company HeidelbergCement. One month later, a contract for a third cement mill was signed by the Saudi Arabian cement manufacturer SPCC Southern Province Cement in Jazan. And in July, the German company received another major order for a high-performance separator from Aalborg Portland A/S in Denmark.

Aalborg Portland A/S

Based in the north of Denmark and part of the Italian Cementir Holding, Aalborg Portland A/S is investing in the modernisation of its already existing white cement mill. Besides a distinct improvement in product quality, the main reasons behind this decision are to enhance manufacturing efficiency and improve the energy efficiency of the plant.

The scope of the order placed with CPB includes the engineering, the supply of plant and materials handling technology including steel construction, surveillance of the installation work and bringing the plant into service. The core of the plant consists of the high performance separator QDK107-Z from the latest generation of separators and a process filter for fines separation.

Thanks to this concept, it is possible to cool the cement down to a maximum temperature of 70 °C as requested by the customer.

Special requirements are placed on the engineering, as the new machines have to be integrated into the existing grinding plant with only limited room available.

The delivery of the machines is planned for December 2011; the beginning of installation works is scheduled to start on 2 January 2012. Operational production is expected to start at the beginning of April after the plant has been brought into service.


Cement manufacturing giant, Ghana Cement (Ghacem) has announced plans to inject US$26 million into its core operations to meet the growing demand of cement in the country. The amount, according to the company’s officials, would be used to expand the company’s plant facility at Tema, to increase its production capacity from 1.2 million tpa to 2.2 million tpa.

“This new expansion project will without a doubt further enhance Ghacem’s investment portfolio, which is tailored to meet the nation’s need for quality cement,” Morten Gade, Managing Director of Ghacem is quoted as saying.

The current production rate of 1.2 million tpa of cement at the company’s other plant in Takoradi is expected to be maintained.

The successful completion of the expansion drive will see the Heidelberg Group, majority shareholders of Ghacem, increase its production capacity to 3.4 million tpa.

Southern Province Cement 

Southern Province Cement Co. (SPCC) announced that His Highness Prince Abdullah bin Musa'ad bin Abdurraham Al- Saud, SPCC Chairman, has signed a contract with Mr. Erich Pichlmaier, MD of Christian Pfeiffer, for the delivery of a third cement mill for the Jazan plant. The contract comprises the delivery of all mechanical and electrical equipment, the design, the supervision of civil works, the steel structures, the mechanical and the electrical installations and the trial operations.

The deal was signed Sunday 19 June 2011. SPCC board members and members of the German delegates attended the signing ceremony.

The contract will last 10 months at a capacity reaching 150 tph. The project, which will be self-financed, will boost the capacity of the Jazan plant by 50%.

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