Aumund Brazil and Aumund China joined forces and worked closely with Sinoma Tianjin TDI to claim two orders in succession for the Aumund Group of Companies from South America.
Aumund will supply three chain bucket elevators, eight belt bucket elevators, five pan conveyors and a drag chain conveyor for the construction of L’Amali line 2 at Loma Negra Companía Industrial, the leading cement producer in Argentina. The order package will be rounded off with 19 silo discharge gates which will be installed under the clinker silo to feed the pan conveyors located there.
Loma Negra, established in 1926, awarded Aumund the order in August 2017 to build a second kiln line with a capacity of 5800 t/d at the L’Amali plant in Olavarria in Buenos Aires Province. The new line, which will produce 2.7 million t of clinker per year, will be located adjacent to the existing kiln line. Production will start early in 2020.
In June, Aumund Beijing was able to conclude another successful project in Argentina, together with Aumund Brazil and Sinoma, to supply four belt bucket elevators, three chain bucket elevators and three pan conveyors via Sinoma TDI to Cementos Avellaneda. Cementos Avellaneda belongs to the Brasilian Votorantim Group and Spanish Molins.
Traditionally Aumund Brazil has had good working relationships in the oligopoly of cement production in Argentina, where the market is shared between four producers, Loma Negra, Holcim Argentina, Cementos Avellaneda and Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia, with 18 manufacturing locations between them.