Brazil – Lafarge-Holcim and Fives successfully commissioned the cement line N°2 in Barroso plant

In order to fit the current cement Brazilian market and anticipate any further growth, on May 18, 2016 Lafarge-Holcim and Fives started up the kiln N°2 of the Barroso plant, Minas Gerais State. This 4,500 tpd production line strongly reinforces the cement production capability of the plant, while combining high quality, flexibility and low emission.

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To feed the kiln, Fives has also developed and started up the patented FCB Horomill® 4400 grinding mill, for the production of 420 tph of raw mix. This important success generates new and important perspectives for Fives and its customers to pursue the implementation of this fully automatic and energy-efficient technology.

The equipment delivered and commissioned by Fives in Barroso also includes several crushers (for limestone, coal, etc.), the coal mill workshop, dedusting systems, electrical distribution and automation equipment.

The inauguration of the new line took place on May 24, 2016, underlining the satisfaction of Lafarge-Holcim and Fives to achieve the starting of the production in a safe and efficient way.