India: Emami Cement places an order for five mills with Gebr. Pfeiffer


Updated Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Gebr. Pfeiffer SE and its Indian subsidiary Gebr. Pfeiffer (India) Pvt. Ltd have won a contract with Kolkata-based Emami Cement Ltd, which includes four of the latest design of the MVR mill and an MPS mill for coal grinding.

Emami Cement, an enterprise of the private Emami Group of companies, is a newcomer to the Indian cement industry. It operates in many fields of the consumer goods sector and the decision to set up a greenfield cement works in Chhattisgarh and various grinding plants in east India was preceded by a detailed analysis of the market situation.

The order covers an MVR 6000 R-6 roller mill with an installed drive power of 6700kW for raw material grinding. The mill is designed to yield 610t/hr of raw meal, with the difficult-to-grind material being ground to a fineness of 15% R 90µm.

Three mills of the type MVR 6000 C-6, which is Gebr. Pfeiffer's current top seller, will be used for cement grinding. Each of the mills features an installed drive power of 6700kW and will be capable of producing 335t/hr of ordinary portland cement (OPC). The grinding plants will also be designed to allow fly ash cement and granulated blast-furnace slag to be ground to a fineness of 3800cm²/g according to Blaine and 4000 cm²/g according to Blaine, respectively.

Emami Cement has selected an MPS 3350 BK vertical roller mill for fuel grinding. It will produce 80t/hr of hard coal ground to a fineness of 15% R 90µm.

While Gebr. Pfeiffer SE will supply the core components of the mills and the gear units from Europe, its Indian subsidiary, Gebr. Pfeiffer (India) Pvt. Ltd, will provide components such as housing of the mills and classifiers, the steel foundation parts as well as the interior parts of the classifiers. In addition, the Indian subsidiary will design the plant layout and advise the customer on the equipment.

This order brings the number of MVR mills sold to the Indian market to 10, increasing the number of MVR mills ordered worldwide to 16.