El Arish Cement of Egypt is extending the clinker production capacity of its existing cement plant and will add two new lines with a clinker production capacity of 5500 tpd each. The company already operates two Loesche vertical roller mills of the type LM 56.4 for cement raw material grinding within their existing lines 1 and 2, so it was decided to have the same mills again also for the new lines. They will grind raw meal with a capacity of 450 tph and a fineness of 12 % R90 μm. As the new mills are of the same type than the existing ones, common spare parts can be used keeping the spare parts demand to a minimum.
For cement grinding El Arish decided also for Loesche VRMs by selecting two large mills of the type LM 63.3+3. The table diameter of those mills equal to 6.3 m and will be driven by a drive system with a rated capacity of 6800 kW. The mills will grind various cement types with capacities of up to 305 tph.