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Loesche provides VRM to Cementos San Marcos

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Following a previous purchase of a Loesche vertical roller mill, Cementos San Marcos decided to again ask Loesche to supply another VRM for the grinding of coal. The Loesche type LM 35.2+2 mill is the sole vertical roller mill in this plant for cement grinding.

Cementos San Marcos is one of the latest additions to Colombia’s cement production base, located 20 km north of Cali. The cement plant provides the company with a closer connection to regional building sites and most of its output is used for infrastructure projects as Colombia builds toll roads and links the capital Bogota to the north. Sustainable cement production is central to the plant’s design with energy efficiency and the use of alternative fuels.

The cement plant was designed as a two-phase project to initiate a conservative market entry with the aim to more than double capacity to meet market needs within a short period of time.

The main challenges of the project were fitting the new and larger mill in the existing plant and reusing the existing coal mill’s foundation of a smaller capacity Raymond mill, which will be replaced. The classifier and the plant ducting equipment will be part of the contract.

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