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April 2018

The April issue of World Cement includes a regional report on Sub-Saharan Africa: Trond Waerp of Africa Consulting Services provides an overview of the cement market in the region, while there are also case studies of recent projects in the region from Cemengal and Savannah Cement. Technical features include modular grinding plants, cement storage, alternative fuels, air pollution control, and automation and control. The plant tour features Wadi El Nile Cement in Egypt, while the World Cement Interview talks to Francesco Ferrandico, CEO and Managing Director of FLSmidth Ventomatic.


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Sub-Saharan Cement
Trond Waerp, Africa Consulting Services, discusses the cement industry of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Return to Africa
Moisés R. Nunez, Cemengal, discusses the supply of two modular cement grinding plants to Ndovu Cement in Kenya.

Cement in the Savannah
Robert Ndegwa, Savannah Cement, discusses the growth of cement production in Kenya.

Rapid Market Entry
Tom Neckel and Jannik Schmalenberger, Gebr. Pfeiffer, discuss the company’s compact grinding plants.

A European Network
Vincent Lefebvre, Cem’In’Eu, discusses the growth of cement plants in Europe.

Move and Shake
Olaf Michelswirth, Dr Harald Moeser, and Martin Bollongino, InterCem, discusses modular and portable grinding plants as an alternative to large-scale production.

New Zealand’s New Cement Silo
Matt Horton, Tank Connection, and Ben Marsh, Golden Bay Cement, detail the processes behind the implentation of a new cement handling plant in New Zealand.

Coating Me, Coating You
Dennis Blauser, Marietta Group, and Tim Thieman, USA Silo Service, examine common cement silo roof coating materials that prevent water penetration and detail a concrete silo roof coating replacement process.

Transporting Alternative Fuels
Rick Martens, N+P Waste Logistics, discusses developments in the transportation of alternative fuels.

A question of character
Dr Dominik Aufderheide and Dr Luigi Di Matteo, DI MATTEO, discusses the characteristics of alternative fuels, and suitable preparation and dosing concepts.

Partnership on the Nile
Essam Badawi, Dr Mohamed ELSaidy, and Wael Shokry, Wadi El Nile Cement, and Soritis Valsamakis and Martin Paterson, FLSmidth, discuss the success story of a partnership in the production of a new Egyptian cement plant.

Eradicating NOX
Matteo Giavazzi and Luca Maiocchi, Boldrocchi, discuss how redesigning the components of deNOX systems helps further reduce emissions.

Sixty Years Strong
Francesco Ferrandico, CEO and Managing Director of FLSmidth Ventomatic, talks to World Cement about the company’s sixty-year history and its future ambitions.

The Whole Truth
Johanna Kiesel, Aucotec AG, explains how a single source of truth unites disciplines, increases data quality, and saves time.

Productive Prediction
Michael Tay and Manoel Morales do Nascimento, Rockwell Automation, discuss performance reporting and leveraging under new analytic technologies.

Improving the Industry
Thomas Walther, Siemens, discusses the necessary growth of digitilisation in the cement industry.

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Chief Executive, CEMBUREAU.


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