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Cementos San Marcos chooses Loesche coal grinding mill

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World Coal,

Cementos San Marcos has contracted Loesche to supply a vertical roller mill for coal grinding at its cement plant, located 20 km north of Cali, Colombia. The Loesche Mill Type LM 35.2+2 is the sole vertical roller mill in this plant for cement grinding.

This order is a result of the company’s previous experience with Loesche and purchase of the Loesche state-of-the art vertical roller mill for the grinding of cement.

The cement plant was designed as a two-phase project to initiate a conservative market entry with the aim to more than double capacity to meet market needs within a short period of time.

The coal mill will be used in phase 2 of this project. The challenge of this project was to fit the new and larger mill in the existing plant and reuse the existing coal mill's foundation of a smaller capacity Raymond mill, which will be replaced. The classifier and the plant ducting equipment will be part of the contract.

Cementos San Marcos is one of the latest additions to Colombia’s cement production base. The cement plant allows the company a closer connection to regional building sites and most of its output is used for infrastructure projects as Colombia builds toll roads and links the capital Bogotá to the north. Sustainable cement production is central to the plant’s design with energy efficiency and the use of alternative fuels.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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