David Bizley from World Cement interviews Olaf Michelswirth, Intercem, on the subject of “Clinker and raw material acceptance hopper InterHop”.
The contract includes
– 2 truck unloading stations 700 tph
– 1 raw material storage with a capacity of 35,000 t
– 1 clinker dome with a capacity of 100,000 tph
– 1 grinding plant with a VRM 390 tph
– 4 cement silos of 5,400 tph each
– 5 packing lines
– 10 truck loading stations
and corresponding truck scales, laboratory equipment, electrical equipment and automation as well as all related facilities.
The steel construction, the entire sheet metal fabrications, the subsystems, the complete engineering, the erection supervision and the commissioning are also included in the scope of supply and services. All equipment is supplied exclusively by well-known European manufacturers.
We are pleased to announce that the Cimco Togo cement grinding plant, as a member of the CimMetal Group, started the cement production on 31.03.2022.
The plant is situated in the harbor of Lomé, Togo. This is the fourth cement plant project Intercem brought in production successfully for the Cimmetal Group, with their head office in Burkina Faso.
The plant with a capacity of approx. 2,5 million tpa includes truck unloading and loading stations with a capacity of 1.000 tph, a storage facility for additives with 25.000 to, 2x 50.000 to clinker silos, a cement grinding plant with a 400 tph VRM, 4 x cement silos with each 5.400 to, 4x Rotopackers, 8 truck loading stations, 10 truck scales and the corresponding laboratory equipment.
The entire equipment is according to the best technology available and of EU origin.
We are proud that we received the certification for quality management according to DIN EN ISO 9001 on 15.10.2021.
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.
SEE MORE IN THE ATTACHED VIDEO
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!
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.
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
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.