Lafarge started its new cement grinding plant supplied by Fives, in Teresa (Philippines)
After production of the first cement on 12th February, Lafarge Republic Inc. inaugurated its new grinding workshop in Teresa plant on 15th April.
This grinding plant is fitted with the unique and proven FCB Horomill® technology, which was selected for its performances in terms of flexibility, energy savings and combined drying of additives. It includes:
- A raw material feeding: clinker and pulverized coal through connection to the existing circuit, other additives (limestone, gypsum, fly ash) by truck dump
- A cement grinding workshop fitted with a FCB Horomill® 3800 and a FCB TSV™ 4500 Classifier, associated with a FCB Aerodecantor and a TGT® filter
- A Pillard HeatGen vertical hot gas generator HeatGen (12 MW) for the pouzzolana drying (25% moisture)
- A cement silo of 5,000 tons capacity
- The cement transport system to the new silo and to the existing silos and packing plant
- The control system and the electrical sub-station dedicated to this new grinding plant.
According to Lafarge, the FCB Horomill® grinding mill will produce 850,000 tons of cement annually, raising the output of the Teresa plant to 2 million tons.
In addition, the FCB Horomill® is environmentally-friendly as it allows to lower energy consumption by 40% compared to existing mills and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 94,000 tons annually.
The project execution has been managed with the utmost safety concern, with a record of more than 1.6 million man-hours without LTI (lost time injuries), for which Fives was awarded a Safety Award from Lafarge.