Dangote Cement has ordered a new vertical roller mill from Loesche for a new project, Ibese 7, at its Ibese cement plant.
The mill is the 13th mill Dangote Cement has ordered from Loesche for Ibese.
The order is for a LM 63.3+3 vertical roller mill for grinding clinker with components such as gypsum and limestone. The product rate of clinker type CEM I will be 310t/hr at 3200 blaine while the product rate of clinker type CEM II will be 295t/hr at 4500 blaine. The gearbox capacity for the LM 63.3+3 will be 6700kW.
In addition to the mill, Loesche will deliver a LF 20 (burner dual-fuel HFO / NG) hot gas generator and all the mechanical equipment between the mill pre-bins and the product bucket elevator.
Loesche will also supply all electrical equipment and automation, the building steel structure and the detail engineering of the civil works.
A latest generation type LDC classifier will also be delivered by Loesche. Commissioning is scheduled for the end of April 2014.
Dangote Cement is the largest cement producer in Africa, and plans to increase production to 55 million metric tons, by 2016, from 20 million tons today.