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Loesche supplies the first 2 Vertical Roller Mills for Cement Grinding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Southern Province Cement Co. (SPCC) is building a new brown field cement line in Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a clinker production capacity of 5,000 tpd. The complete plant delivery and execution has been contracted to China National Building Material Group.

As a pioneer within the Saudi Arabian Cement Industry, SPCC decided to install and operate the first two (2) vertical roller mills for cement grinding in the Kingdom. Those two (2) cement mills are both LOESCHE Type LM 56.3+3 with a rated capacity of a minimum of 200 tph.


Amongst SPCC’S very good experience with their LOESCHE mills in operation (2 cement raw material mills at their Tahamah site and a 3rd one under erection), a very low specific energy demand of the milling system and the vast experience of LOESCHE with more than 300 vertical roller mills for cement grinding sold worldwide, were major decision factors to trust LOESCHE for the supply of the first vertical roller mills for cement grinding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In addition to that, SPCC wanted to be ready for a changing market, requiring not only simple OPC cements but also various types of additive cements with a wide band of different product finenesses.

LOESCHE vertical roller mills are ideally designed for such demands, guaranteeing a quick and simple changeover from one product to another and at the same time ensuring an energy efficient production for all cement types required.

For the grinding of cement raw material SPCC has also decided in favor of a LOESCHE vertical roller mill, type LM 56.4.

Due to the unique modular design concept of LOESCHE vertical roller mills, the major spare parts for the two cement mills are identical with those required for the new cement raw material mill at Bisha site as well as for the existing mills at the Tahamah site, keeping the spare parts demand for SPCC to a minimum.

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