GÜRIS Insaat ve Mühendislik, Turkey awarded Humboldt Wedag/Germany a contract to provide a new pyroprocess system with a capacity designed for 4000 t/d clinker. GÜRIS already operates two cement grinding and packing plants in Syria and this contract is part of the new ongoing investment of GÜRIS in a cement factory, which will be installed in Al Raqqah, Syria near the Turkish border. GÜRIS is both investor and contractor for this plant, which will be the first investment for the two greenfield cement plants planned by GÜRIS in Syria. The new kiln line will incorporate state-of-the-art technology from KHD Humboldt Wedag including preheater/calciner system, rotary kiln and cooler. KHD’s scope of supply and services comprises engineering and equipment supply. New core equipment with KHD technology are: A single string, 5-stage preheater, an ID-fan for the preheater, a PYROCLON® R calciner equipped with PYROTOP® compact mixing chamber, tertiary air duct with dust settling chamber and calciner firing system for heavy fuel oil, a PYRORAPID® two-tire rotary kiln with 4.6 x 54 m, PYRO-JET® kiln burner for heavy fuel oil, a PYROFLOOR® clinker cooler fitted with PYROCRUSHER® and a roll-type clinker crusher. Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2011.