Gharibwal Cement’s downhill conveyor project has begun commercial operations, according to a company statement. The 3.15 km conveyor can transport 1200 tph of material from the quarry to the pre-blending yard.
“This downhill conveyor belt is [the] first of its kind in Pakistan because, apart from transporting the raw material, the conveyor belt also generates electricity up to 1.1 MW,” the Lahore-based company said. As a result, the conveyor is “self-sufficient in energy consumption during operation.”
The conveyor will also transfer excess electricity to the plant to power operations.
“The completion of this project will help the company to reduce its raw material transportation cost, which will result in lower cost per tonne of raw material,” the company added. Before construction of the conveyor, the raw material was transported to the plant by truck.
In addition to the conveyor belt project, the company is also commissioning a waste heat recovery plant – again with the aim of reducing the cost of production.
In January, the company also announced it has awarded CITIC China the contract to supply a new 8000 tpd plant along with waste heat recovery system. A new 250 tph cement grinding mill is also expected to be brought into operation this year, with the first shipment arriving onsite last month.
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