ThyssenKrupp Lands McInnis Cement Plant Contract

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc. and McInnis Cement announced a sales/purchase agreement valued at $129.16 million ($150 million CAD) for the manufacturing and supply by ThyssenKrupp of a complete cement production line.

The new 6,000-mtpd clinker production plant is currently under construction on a green field site in the Port-Daniel-Gascons area of Quebec, Canada. The plant will be complete with a POLCID proprietary process control system to monitor and control all aspects of the new modern facility. A POLAB laboratory automation system will assure product quality in every phase of the process. The McInnis plant is scheduled for commissioning in 2016 with full production starting later that year.

Mark S. Terry, president of the resource technologies division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc., said, “The McInnis Cement project represents the most technologically advanced and environmentally sound plant of its kind, designed to meet or beat the most stringent requirements of both the Canadian and American Environmental agencies. Combined with the extensive experience of both project teams, we have the complete recipe for success for the Port-Daniel-Gascons facility.”

“Today we are crystallising the work of the last two years during which both our teams have been working hard at designing the most environmentally friendly and highly competitive state-of-the-art cement plant ever to be built,” said Christian Gagnon, CEO of McInnis Cement. “We are very proud to be able to complete this visionary and ambitious project which will become a model of performance for the industry and will ensure that McInnis Cement meets the most stringent requirements of environmental authorities.”

The main components include: a 1,800-mtph quarry crushing plant; a raw material reclaim system comprised of a bridge reclaimer for limestone and four portal reclaimers for other additives or fuel; Quadropol vertical roller mills for raw grinding; and a blending silo for raw meal storage with a capacity of 10,000 mt. The Polysius kiln line will consist of a 5-stage, 2-string Prepol AS-MSC preheater, a 5.2- x 75-m Polro rotary kiln and a Polytrack cooler with intermediate roll crusher. Cement grinding will take place in two Quadropol vertical roller mills with Sepol high-efficiency separators. The plant will be rounded off with three cement silos (120,000-mt capacity) as well as cement truck and ship loading facilities.

Neil Ballantyne, vice president of cement for ThyssenKrupp Industrial solutions (USA) Inc., stated, “This award represents a very significant order for our company. As the industry emerges out of the problems of the few years, we are very pleased that McInnis Cement selected us and our world class, energy efficient products for the Port Daniel facility.”

“The ThyssenKrupp award coupled with our marine terminal allows us to supply high quality cement to the global market. Our unwavering commitment to deliver dependable, high-performing product, made using a world-class, environmentally sensitive process, is the cornerstone of our business model. It is our goal to make McInnis Cement an industry leader by developing a new industry model for proper design incorporating a small carbon footprint that is able to exceed the strictest worldwide environmental regulations,” concluded Gaétan Vézina, senior vice president of operations for

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