Mexico - Commissioning of FCB Horomill® grinding plant for Tula

On 11 December 2016, Fives FCB commissioned the first FCB Horomill® unit fitting the cement grinding plant of Cementos Fortaleza SA de CV, Mexico, as part of the new 3,300 tpd complete line under construction in Tula cement plant (State of Hidalgo, Mexico). It follows the successful commissioning of the 2nd unit on January, 31, 2017.

The EPC contract awarded to Fives FCB mid-2015 includes the design, supply, erection and commissioning of the cement production line implementing the latest technologies developed by Fives in terms of energy savings and environmental footprint :

  • Burning line: FCB Kiln, FCB Zero-NOx Preca, FCB Preheater and Pillard Novallam® burner
  • Raw meal and cement grinding plants: FCB Horomill® and associated FCB TSV™ Classifiers 
  • Petcoke grinding plant: FCB B-mill and associated FCB TSV™ Classifier

Commissioning of the FCB Horomill® raw meal grinding plant and FCB Kiln, next milestones of the project, are scheduled during the second quarter of 2017.