Big coolers, big challenges

International Cement Review, March 2012

With an annual cement consumption of about 1.85 bnt, China is by far the world’s largest cement market. This has created a demand for high-capacity clinker lines similar to those procured by the Anhui Conch Cement Company in autumn 2009 for its Wuhu and Tongling plants. While two lines have been erected and exceed their 12,000 t/d design capacity, the third one is due to start up in April 2012. For the coolers of these new lines, Anhui Conch turned to Germany-based IKN.