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Fives commission cement mills at Tula plant

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World Cement,

Fives FCB has commissioned a new cement mill at Cementos Fortaleza in Mexico, part of the cement grinding plant within a new complete cement production line at the Tula cement plant in the state of Hidalgo, north of Mexico City.

The FCB Horomill was commissioned on 11 December with a second unit commissioned on 31 January 2017.

Fives is undertaking the EPC contract for the complete production line, including the pyroprocessing line, grinding plants for raw materials and cement, and a petcoke grinding plant.

The pyroprocessing line includes an FCB kiln, FCB Zero-NOx Preca pollution control unit, FCB preheater and Pillard Novaflam burner.

The raw meal and cement grinding plants include FCB Horomill and associated FCB TSX classifiers, while the petcoke grinding plant includes an FCB B-mill with TSV classifier.

The next stage of the project will see commissioning of the FCB Horomill for the raw meal grinding plant and the FCB kiln, which is scheduled for 2Q17. Fives was awarded the EPC contract for the project in mid-2015. When complete the new line will have a capacity of 3300 tpd.

Cementos Fortaleza operates three cement plants in Mexico: the Palmar and Vito plants, as well as the Tula plant. All three plants are located in Hidalgo and have a combined capacity of 2 million t, according to BNamericas.

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