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05 July 2011

Heidelberg opens new Polish plant

First published on www.AggBusiness.com
HeidelbergCement has officially opened the latest phase of work to modernise its cement plant at Górazdze in Poland. The company has said that the plant is now the largest and most advanced cement plant in Europe.

"Modernising the kiln line No.2 in our Górazdze cement plant has enabled us to successfully complete another project as part of our investment programme in attractive growth markets," said Heidelberg chairman of the managing board Dr Bernd Scheifele. "By deploying state-of-the-art technology, we reduce specific energy consumption and CO2 emissions per tonne of cement and create the premise for the increased use of alternative fuels. With this capacity expansion, we are able to better meet the increasing demand for building materials in Poland, while continuing to strengthen our position as market leader."

Expansion of the clinker capacity to 6000tonnes per day was completed in April and was officially opened today. The second phase involves the construction of a new cement mill is intended to expand the grinding capacity for cement in line with the new clinker capacity and will be completed next year. The overall project will increase capacity to 1.2million tonnes per year.

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