East Africa Portland Cement Company begins upgrade

13 November 2014

East African Portland Cement Company has reportedly embarked on its KES1-billion kiln and packing plant upgrade project.

The plant is said to be upgrading the mechanical and electrical components of its packing machines, improving the bag conveying system, installing a baghouse to replace the ESP, retrofitting the raw mill gear box and replacing three sections of the kiln shell, among other things, in a project that is likely to see the plant shut down for 6 weeks.

With this project, the company will improve plant performance and reduce emissions and energy consumption.

EAPCC is also reported to be establishing a 4-MW power plant to run on waste gases from its Athi River plant, which would cut electricity costs by KES500 million per annum.

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