Loesche is contributing four vertical roller mills to the new cement plant of the German technology firm Aunde in the Turkish region of Soma: one mill for grinding up to 350 t of raw material per hour for cement manufacture, one mill for grinding up to 30 t of coal per hour or 27 t of pet coke per hour as well as two additional Loesche mills with a throughput of 150 t/h each for grinding clinker or granulated blast furnace slag.
The scope of delivery includes the tried and tested Loesche additional components such as water injection, cyclones, slide gates and rotary feeders as well as an extensive spare parts package for the next two years.
Loesche’s customer Aunde is a newcomer in the industry currently in the process of expanding its portfolio with plants for cement and clinker production. The cement plant currently under construction is, therefore, based in Soma, which is situated within Turkey’s second largest brown coal mining region. The region known as the Soma-Eynez Basin, which covers an area of 330 km², has secure reserves of around 120 million t of anthracite. There are even optimistic estimates of up to 680 million t. Coal extraction in the direct vicinity of the new cement plant is carried out by the company Soma Kömür İşletmeleri A.Ş. with its headquarters in Istanbul and offers excellent conditions for establishing a new cement plant in the future.