Hoever’s great wall of silence

International Cement Review, March 2009

Early in 2008 a large modernisation project took place at Holcim’s Hoever plant in Germany. After 35 years of oparation the existing satellite cooler was replaced by a state-of-the-art grate cooler. Extensive pre-assembly of the IKN Pendulum Cooler shortened the kiln down-time. A big crawler crane was used to lift the equipment across a noise protection wall. This article describes the scope of work and the critical installation procedure.