PORT-DANIEL–GASCONS, QC, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, the Resource Technologies Division plant engineering Specialist, and McInnis Cement have announced a sales/purchase agreement valued at $150 million CDN for the manufacturing and supply by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA), Inc. of a complete cement production line.
The new 6,000 mtpd clinker production plant is currently under construction on a green field site in the Port-Daniel-Gascons area of Quebec, Canada. ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA), Inc. has been contracted to supply a full cement line. The new plant will be complete with a POLCID proprietary process control system to monitor and control all aspects of this new modern facility and a POLAB laboratory automation system to assure product quality in every phase of the process. The new plant is scheduled for commissioning in 2016 with full production starting later in that year.
Mark S. Terry, President of Resource Technologies division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA), Inc. said that "The McInnis Cement project represents the most technologically advanced and environmentally sound plant of its kind, designed to meet or beat the most stringent requirements of both the Canadian and American Environmental agencies. Combined with the extensive experience of both project teams, we have the complete recipe for success for the Port-Daniel-Gascons facility.''
"Today we are crystallising the work of the last two years during which both our teams have been working hard at designing the most environmentally friendly and highly competitive state-of-the-art cement plant ever to be built'', said Christian Gagnon, CEO of McInnis Cement. "We are very proud to be able to complete this visionary and ambitious project which will become a model of performance for the industry and will ensure that McInnis Cement meets the most stringent requirements of environmental authorities'', he added.
The main components include: a 1,800 mtph quarry crushing plant, a raw material reclaim system comprised of a bridge reclaimer for limestone and four portal reclaimers for other additives or fuel, a QUADROPOL vertical roller mill for raw grinding and a blending silo for raw meal storage, with a capacity of 10,000 mt. The Polysius kiln line will consist of a 5-stage, 2-string PREPOL AS-MSC preheater, a 5.2 m x 75 m POLRO rotary kiln and a POLYTRACK cooler with intermediate roll crusher. Cement grinding will take place in two QUADROPOL vertical roller mills with SEPOL high-efficiency separators. The plant will be rounded off with three cement silos (with a capacity of 120,000 mt) as well as cement truck and ship loading facilities.
Neil Ballantyne, Vice President of Cement for ThyssenKrupp Industrial solutions (USA) Inc, stated that "This award represents a very significant order for our company. As the industry emerges out of the problems of the few years, we are very pleased that McInnis Cement selected us and our world class, energy efficient products for the Port Daniel facility."
"The ThyssenKrupp award coupled with our marine terminal allows us to supply high quality cement to the global market. Our unwavering commitment to deliver dependable, high-performing product, made using a world-class, environmentally sensitive process, is the cornerstone of our business model. It is our goal to make McInnis Cement an industry leader by developing a new industry model for proper design incorporating a small carbon footprint that is able to exceed the strictest worldwide environmental regulations" concluded Gaétan Vézina, Sr Vice President operations of McInnis Cement Inc.
About Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions (USA), Inc.
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA), Inc., is a member company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions Business Unit which has subsidiary firms on all 5 continents and more than 11,000 employees all around the world, is one of the leading engineering companies equipping the cement and minerals industries. ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions is a strong partner offering project engineering and design, shipment, field assembly and commissioning, as well as comprehensive service activities, for complete production lines, individual products, plant conversions and upgrades.
About McInnis Cement
McInnis Cement is a privately owned company with minority equity participation of Investment Quebec (Quebec government investment arm) created for the sole purpose of implementing a greenfield investment in a cement plant in the city of Port-Daniel-Gascons, in the province of Québec. The plant will have the capacity to produce 2.2 million MT per year of cement and will meet and surpass the most stringent environmental requirements in North America. It will be a model of environment performance for the industry. The plant is presently under construction and production is scheduled to start in the fall of 2016.
SOURCE McInnis Cement