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Loesche updates on Hub project, Pakistan

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Loesche GmbH have provided an update on a project to supply DG Khan Cement Co. (DGKCC) with three grinding plants for its 9000 tpd clinker production line at Hub in Balochistan, Pakistan. The original contract for the order was signed in September 2015.

Loesche updates on Hub project, Pakistan

The contract comprises three vertical roller mills (VRMs): the raw material mills with a capacity of 654 tph; the cement mill with a capacity of 445 tph of ordinary portland cement; and a coal mill with a capacity of 66 tph. The raw materials mill and cement mill will be fitted with COPE drive technology.

With a nominal capacity of 1050 tph, the LM 72.5 raw mill is the biggest raw material mill in the world. In includes a 7200 COPE gearbox. Meanwhile, the LM 72.4+4 cement mill includes a 9600 kW COPE gearbox. The grinding table for the raw mill arrived onsite in January of this year, with construction starting in February.

The Hub project will be the first in the cement industry to establish a single solution for the grinding of raw material and cement with VRMs equipped with COPE drive technology, which was developed by Renk in cooperation with Loesche.

DGKCC is Pakistan’s largest cement manufacturer. The new Hub plant will “support and add to DGKCC’s strategy to become one of the most modern cement plants in the world,” said Loesche in a press release.

Pakistan’s cement demand is growing on the back of significant infrastructure spending on the back of Chinese investment. Plans to build a number of new cement plants have been announced recently, as domestic suppliers aim to grow capacity to meet local needs for cement.

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