In April of this year, Christian Pfeiffer has planned, built and commissioned for HeidelbergCement in the cement plant Górażdże, Poland, a ball mill with a diameter of 5.2 m and a grinding path length of 16.75 m, making it thus the largest grinding plant in Europe.
HeidelbergCement had already concluded the contract with Christian Pfeiffer in 2008, but then postponed the project and firstly invested in the production of clinker. In July of last year, Christian Pfeiffer finally began with the building of the grinding plant and put it into operation in April 2012 after only 10 months of building time. Depending on the market requirements or customer needs, different types of cement can be produced. Depending on the type of cement, the Ø-5.2-m ball mill reaches a capacity of up to 236 t/h and increases the total capacity in the plant Górażdże by 1.4 million t/a. This makes it as powerful as the same in the plant operated Ø-4.6-m ball mill with an upstream roller press.
HeidelbergCement in Poland reaches with the new grinding plant a total capacity of 5.6 million t/a. Due to an increasing demand for homes as well as extensive investments in the infrastructure a greater demand for cement is expected. With the new ball mill of Christian Pfeiffer, the HeidelbergCement feels to be well positioned for this market.
HeidelbergCement is as the world market leader in the area of aggregates and with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities one of the largest manufacturer of building material all over the world. The company employs about 52,500 members of staff at 2,500 locations in more than 40 countries.