A modernized kiln (at the production line No. 7) was officially put into operation at the largest cement plant in Russia “Sebryakovcement” near Volgograd. The modernization allowed to abandon the obsolete clinker production method and double the production capacity: 150 tons per hour, while maintaining the quality. According to the industry and trade committee of the Volgograd region reports a visiting session of the region’s administration was held at the plant on the occasion.
The modernization process began in 2017. Construction and installation were finalized by July 4 this year, followed by start-up and commission in the fall. The cost of the investment project to modernize the enterprise amounted to about 6 billion rubles.
“The best technologies available have been implemented here. We have modern filters that provide dust cleaning in accordance with the standards and significantly reduce emissions,” says chairman of the Volgograd Region Industry and Trade Committee, Roman Bekov. “On top of that, the new production line improves the product quality, increases production rate and reduces production costs.”
Governor Andrei Bocharov and the regional authorities believe that the modernization at “Sebryakovcement” will increase the gross regional product to 1 trillion rubles by 2021.
“Sebryakovcement” plans to completely switch to an energy-saving dry method of clinker production by 2021. For these purposes, two contracts were signed between “Sebryakovcement” and the Danish FLSmidth in June 2019. FLSmidth is to provide engineering solutions and equipment supply for the construction of a new cement mill with a pre-grinder, as well as new cement silos with packaging and loading terminals. The second contract promises to switch the production line No. 8 to the dry clinker production method. The contracts should be fulfilled in the second quarter of 2021.
The production capacity of “Sebryakovcement” plant is 3 million tons of clinker and 4.06 million tons of cement per year — more than any other such enterprise in Russia. The explored reserves of the Sebryakovskoye field amount to 900 million tons of chalk and 204 million tons of clay.