Contract award of a 2.5 million tpa cement grinding plant with VRM – Cimco Togo in March 2023

After 3 successfully completed projects by the Intercem Group (Cimfaso & Cimasso /Burkina Faso and CimIvoire/Ivory Coast), a further contract was awarded to Intercem by the CimMetal Group in January 2020. This involves a cement grinding plant in Lomé, Togo with a production capacity of 2.5 million tpa.

Project description

The order includes a truck unloading station 1000 tph, a storage facility for additives 25,000 tph, a truck loading station 1000 tph, 2 x 50,000 t clinker silos, 4 x Rotopacker, 8 x truck loading stations, 10 x truck scales and the corresponding laboratory equipment.

The steel construction, the entire sheet metal fabrication, the subsystems, the electrical equipment, the complete engineering, the supervision of erection and commissioning are also included in the scope of supply and services. The entire equipment is supplied exclusively by renowned European manufacturers.

All material conveyor belts are mounted in a closed gallery to ensure dust-free transport. his was planned because of the sensitive location in the immediate vicinity of the port in Lomé. The belt system is also designed for fully automatic ship unloading.

The first cement production is planned for March 2022.

Current status: Successfully commissioned in July 2022

Pictures from March 2023 in the image gallery.

InterHop für TVA (Terminal Vraquier Abidjan – Sea Invest) – Wherever you need him

The new InterHop

Highest flexibility, fast truck loading and dust free operation – the clinker and raw material receiving hopper InterHop guarantees all of this. 40 tons of material can be unloaded in 10 seconds.


Truck loading is possible as well as direct feed via belt conveyor to raw material silo. The InterHop impresses with a flexible design. It is a tailor-made solution
developed according to the client’s requirements.

• Low dust emissions during bulk ship unloading progress with gantry crane / shovel
• Low dust emission during truck loading or transfer with belt conveyor
• Rapid loading process for trucks
• High speed belt conveyor loading
• Strong and long-life hopper design
• Flexible hopper height in case of new hopper position
The grab feeding opening has a diameter of 9,00 metres and a height feeding opening.
The inlet (grate size) is 6,50 m x 6,50 m and the height of the inlet (grate size) 15 m.
The overall dimensions (with walkways) are 10,00 x 17,80 m. The hopper disposes of a capacity of 65 m3/ density 1,2 – 1,4 kg/dm3 and its weight is approx. 215.000 kg.

Commissioning took place in July 2021 and the InterHop is operating successfully since then.
Being so successful, the customer has already ordered a second InterHop in October 2021!


Truck Unloading Station for Solnhofer Portland Zementwerke

Intercem has received a new order from Solnhofer Portland Zementwerke in Q2/2021, after completion of the new coal dust dosing system.

This involves the engineering, supply of components and installation of the new truck unloading stations for substitute fuels, including steel construction, roof, facade, access platforms, conveying and exhaust air lines. The contract for the entire plant was awarded largely on an EPC basis. Commissioning is scheduled for Q3/2022.

On eye level

The article is about the ambitious plans Kanazoe is pursuing with Cimenterie de la Côte Ouest-Africaine (Cimco) in the Togolese market.

All three grinding plants of the Cim Metal Group mentioned in the article, Cimfaso and Cimasso in Burkina Faso and CimIvoire in Côte d’Ivoire, were planned, built and successfully commissioned by us. The fourth plant with a capacity of 2.5 million t/year is currently being built by us in Lomé/Togo. Furthermore, we are in charge of the fifth plant with a capacity of 2.8 mio. t/year, which is planned as an extension for Cimasso.

We are pleased about this media accolade for our long-standing partner – and thus also for us, as it proves that we have taken further important steps on the road to success.

New order: Cimasso II – Cement Grinding Plant Extension Line II – 2,8 million tpa

In May 2016, Intercem’s third order – out of four – with the Cim Metal Group – Cimasso Cement Grinding Plant – 2,0 million tpa – in Bobo Dioulasso started. The plant was commissioned by the end of 2018 and production started successfully. Due to a growing demand in cement, the investor decided to double his capacity and ordered an extension line from Intercem which will be integrated on the existing plant:


Cimasso II contains:
• 3 x truck unloading stations
• Var. Raw material handling systems
• 1 x Raw material hopper station
• 1 x cement grinding plant with Vertical Roller Mill
• 4 x 5400 to cement silos
• 5 x 12 spout rotary packer
• 10 x Truck loading station
• 10 x Truck weighing bridges
• 1 x upgrading of the existing cement grinding plant

Intercem is in charge of the engineering, all mechanical and electrical plant components with exclusively European origin, the project management and is also responsible for the supervision activities for the assembly and commissioning of the plant.

Intercem scope of supply:

• General plant layout and construction design Project management and supervision
• General and detailed engineering
• Complete drawings and documentation
• Process calculation and flow sheets
• Supply of equipment
• Erection management and commissioning
• Training and service
• Case studies and expert reports
• After sales service
• Assessment of existing facilities


Company Profile ZKG 10/2020

1 From second-hand machines to turnkey projects
Intercem has been in the cement industry since the 1970s. It all started with the sale of second-hand machines for the cement industry. These were professionally overhauled and then sold worldwide, in almost good as new condition. In 2003, Intercem Engineering GmbH was founded and in 2007, Intercem Installation GmbH followed.

You can find the entire interview as a PDF here

Opportunities for plant manufacturers in Africa – IHK interview

The Intercem Group is successfully active in Africa as a supplier of cement plants. With its parent company in Zug (Switzerland) and subsidiaries in Oelde (Westphalia), the company is one of the leading medium-sized international providers of comprehensive solutions in this field. Olaf Michelswirth, General Manager of Intercem Engineering GmbH, will provide insights into his experience on the African continent.

You can find the entire interview as a PDF here