Canadian Manufacturing

ThyssenKrupp awarded $150M deal for McInnis Cement plant production line

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions won contract to build, install complete production line for $1.1-billion cement plant

PORT-DANIEL–GASCONS, Que.—ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc. has won a $150-million contract to make and install a complete production line for a $1.1-billion cement plant in Quebec’s Gaspe region.

The company was awarded the contract by McInnis Cement Inc., the company formed by members of the family that founded Bombardier Inc. and back by the Quebec government, to supply the production line for the 6,000-metric ton per day (mtpd) clinker production plant under construction in the province.

“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 Canadian and American environmental agencies,” Mark Terry, president of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions’ resource technologies division, said in a statement.

“Combined with the extensive experience of both project teams, we have the complete recipe for success for the Port-Daniel-Gascons facility.”

The main components of the production facility include an 1,800-metric ton per hour (mtph) quarry crushing plant, a raw material reclaim system made up of a bridge reclaimer for limestone and four portal reclaimers for other additives or fuels, a vertical roller mill for raw grinding, and a blending silo for raw meal storage with a capacity of 10,000 metric tons.

The facility’s kiln line will consist of a five-stage, two-string preheater, rotary kiln and cooler with intermediate roll crusher, while cement grinding will happen in a pair of vertical roller mills with high-efficiency separators.

The facility will also include three cement silos with a combined capacity of 120,000 metric tons, and cement truck and ship loading facilities.

“Today we are crystallizing 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,” McInnis Cement chief executive Christian Gagnon said.

“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.”

The controversial new plant, which is current facing legal challenges from rivals, is scheduled for production some time in 2016.

The Quebec government is providing a guaranteed loan worth about $250 million, while the province’s investment arm will invest $100 million and La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec pension fund manager will also invest $100 million.

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