Cementos Argos Hires ThyssenKrupp to Build Production Line

Essen, Germany-based ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG received an order to build a cement clinker production line for Cementos Argos, the biggest cement producer in Colombia and one of the biggest in the Caribbean. The new 4,300-tpd facility will be built in Sogamoso, around 200 km northeast of the capital Bogotá, in the province of Boyacá.

Jens Michael Wegmann, CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area, said, “With our highly efficient cement plants we are contributing to a resource-friendly infrastructure expansion across the world. To even better leverage the growth potential of the emerging economic regions in the future we are pushing forward the integration and regionalization of our operations worldwide.”

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions is supplying all components for clinker production as well as quality assurance and monitoring systems. Startup of the line is planned for the end of 2017.

The main components are a 1,200-tph primary crusher for limestone, a 500-tph secondary crusher for raw material, and a 40,000-ton capacity circular blending bed. The raw material will be ground in a Quadropol QMR2 roller mill with a throughput of 355 tph and stored in a 7,000-ton capacity homogenizing silo.

The kiln line comprises a five-stage, single-string preheater with Prepol AS-MSC calciner, a Polflame-VN rotary kiln with sinter zone burner, and a Polytrack clinker cooler. A further Quadropol QMK2 roller mill with a throughput of 26 tph of coal will be supplied for preparing the fuel. A Polcid process control system and a Polab APMplus laboratory automation system will be installed for quality monitoring and control.

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions will provide construction management services, consulting services and supervision during construction and commissioning. Once operations begin, the company will provide assistance in the form of operation and maintenance support services as well as training of operating personnel.

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