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Ciment Québec Inc. has selected Fives FCB to upgrade cement grinding in the Saint Basile Plant

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On 12 August, 2021, Fives FCB was awarded a Contract by Ciment Québec Inc.(CQI) for the supply of two new FCB Horomill grinding workshops to upgrade its Saint Basile Plant cement production facilities.

Ciment Québec Inc. has selected Fives FCB to upgrade cement grinding in the Saint Basile Plant

Production of high quality cement with higher additives content

Ciment Québec was looking for a cutting-edge, reliable and environmentally-friendly grinding technology to produce numerous types of high quality cements and succeed in their evolution towards higher additive content.

Fives technologies to reduce environmental impact and perfectly comply with technical requirements

To best meet CQI’s requirements, Fives has proposed its FCB Horomill® technology that perfectly matched the criteria with the following main advantages:

  • Optimised CK ratio cement production capacity.
  • Zero water use in the process.
  • Lowest electrical consumption of the market.
  • All in reduced CO2 emissions per ton of cement.
  • Data processing for a permanent optimisation of the installation.
  • Fully automated operation with rapid change of recipe.

In addition, the compactness as well as low noise and vibration levels of the installation were particularly well suited to an existing and limited environment.

Two FCB Horomill 4200 grinding workshops will be implemented, each including one FCB TSV™ 5000 THF Classifier with one FCB Aerodecanter / Flash dryer and one Fives TGT® process filter.

CQI's decision was based on its conviction about the validity and benefits of the FCB Horomill technology, after having visited installations in the USA and Mexico, and also thanks to the excellent quality results during the pilot tests performed by the FCB Horomill 500 compared to industrial ones in ball mill.

“After a thorough technical review of the various technologies available today for cement grinding, we have selected the Horomill from Fives FCB being confident it is the best adapted solution for our multiple cements portfolio and our quest to reduce our cement environmental footprint.” – Luc Papillon, President & CEO.

About Ciment Québec

Ciment Québec Inc. is a cement producer active in Québec, Ontario, the Maritimes provinces and the USA. It also operates integrated ready-mix concrete and aggregates operations in Quebec. With now 70 years of existence, Ciment Québec has long been focused on sustainable construction and is committed to produce eco-efficient cements of the highest quality.

About Fives FCB

Fives FCB is a major French player in the cement and minerals industries, providing innovative and tailor-made solutions that address environmental challenges. Fives’ technologies are designed to maximise energy efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint of the cement producers’ installations.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/02122021/ciment-qubec-inc-has-selected-fives-fcb-to-upgrade-cement-grinding-in-the-saint-basile-plant/

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