Shree Cement to expand, orders for roller mills
Shree Cement has placed a massive order with Gebr. Pfeiffer SE for five vertical roller mills to grind cement, raw materials and petcoke/coal. The cement company is expanding its capacity across India by adding a greenfield plant in Chhattisgarh and a cement grinding unit in Bihar to better serve the east Indian market.
The order encompasses three MVR 6000 C-6 cement mills each with an installed drive power of 6700 kw, an MVR 6000 R-6 raw mill, also with 6,700 kw drive power, and an MPS 3070 BK suitable for grinding petcoke and/or coal.
The mill's feature Gebr Pfeiffer's 'active redundancy' concept, meaning the mill can be operated even when one or two of its rollers are removed for maintenance. Components of the tension system, the grinding roller bearings, as well as the drive are designed to be used in both the raw mill and the cement mills, enabling the plant to keep a pool of shared spare parts.
Shree Cement is using alternative raw materials such as flyash to reduce the CO2 emissions connected with cement production.