GCC has commissioned thyssenkrupp Polysius North America to build a 3,000-mtpd clinker production line, which can be expanded to 3,500 mtpd, at its Odessa, Texas, plant.
“The GCC Odessa plant currently supplements its market demand by importing cement from their other plants,” said thyssenkrupp Polysius President Mark S. Terry. “With the significant expansion of production capacity in Odessa, coupled with the recent Polysius award increasing production in GCC’s Samalayuca plant, GCC will be well situated to participate in the upcoming growth associated with the U.S. government’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.”
The scope of contract includes the supply of the latest designed quadropol vertical roller mills for raw and finish grinding and new polytrack ECO clinker cooler. Rounding out supply is a 5-stage, 1-string preheater using the latest 600 series cyclones, and a 4.2- x 64-meter 3-station rotary kiln.
“The new plant in Odessa, Texas, is on a challenging fast-track schedule, with start-up anticipated as early as fourth quarter 2025,” noted Bryan Emery, the Polysius contract manager.