Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions received a contract from HeidelbergCement AG to supply a new cement clinker production line. The 4,500-tpd facility will be built at the Schelklingen plant in Baden-Württemberg as a replacement for an existing older production line. Start of production is planned for spring 2018.
For the new kiln line, Thyssenkrupp will supply state-of-the-art components including a 5-stage, single-strand DOPOL preheater, a POLRO rotary kiln with a POLGUIDE drive system and a POLYTRACK clinker cooler with roll crusher. The innovative design of the calciner used in the preheater will ensure outstanding fuel burnout with low nitrogen oxide emissions. The clinker cooler also features a highly efficient heat recovery system that minimizes fuel input.
“Although most of the cement contracts we have been awarded recently have been to build new production capacities in growth regions, this order shows that there is also demand in Europe to modernize and expand existing facilities,” said Lothar Jungemann, CEO of the cement operating unit of the resource technologies business unit at Thyssenkrupp. “Our highly efficient technologies, which we continually improve together with our customers, guarantee maximum reliability and allow producing innovative products in an economical and environmentally friendly way.”
HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s biggest cement producers and a leader in the use of energy-efficient and emission-reducing production technologies. Upon completion, the new kiln line will be one of the most advanced and eco-friendly cement production facilities in the world, according to the company. Innovative Thyssenkrupp technologies will reduce the consumption of thermal and electrical energy ensuring that current and future emissions standards are met.