Cement plant increases production by 20 %

Canadian-based cement manufacturer St Marys Cement operates as part of the Brazilian building materials supplier, Votorantim Cimentos. To address growing demand, its production site at Charlevoix, Michigan in the USA is being extended and modernized. Siemens was awarded the contract to supply a complete engineering and electrical equipment solution for the cement plant. By expanding the existing facility, the manufacturer is seeking to increase its previous production capacity by 40 % from 1.4 million t to 2 million t annually.

St Marys Cement based in Ontario/Canada is a part of the Brazilian building materials supplier, ­Votorantim Cimentos, and produces a variety of cement for widely differing purposes. To meet ­demand, the producer is expanding its Charlevoix, Michigan production facility, with the addition of various mills for cement and coal, as well as clinker kilns and cooling systems. Modernization of the existing raw mill was also on the agenda. As part of the 130 million US$ investment project, Siemens was commissioned to supply over 12 million ­US$ worth of electrical equipment and a complete engineering...

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