Eurocement has announced the completion of Phase 2 of an upgrade project at its 2.4Mt/yr integrated Pikalevsky Cement plant. Following the modernisation of the grinding unit in the first phase of the upgrade in August 2019 at a cost of $2.14m, Phase 2 work consisted of an expansion to"the assortment of high-quality products," including "large-scale construction and installation, reconstruction of air supply and aspiration systems and power supply and repair of existing buildings and structures" at a total cost of $2.86m. Eurocement completed the upgrade without any downtime to the existing lines.
Pikalevsky Cement director general Andrei Vashchilov said, "We have tested the new cement. The activity of cement at the age of 28 days increased by an average of 10MPa, which allows for cost-optimised concrete production. The modernisation also enabled the improvement and stabilisation of another important indicator - water separation.