globalcement.com 09 Nov, 2016
Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) has officially launched its 1Mt/yr cement grinding plant at Mambong for a cost of US$45m. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the unit was awarded to Germany’s Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH in April 2014. Construction at the site started in July 2014, production ramp-up commenced in December 2015 and it was fully commissioned earlier in 2016. The plant comprises a 150t/hour ball mill, a high efficiency separator, 2 units of 10,000t concrete silos, four-line bulk loaders and a 3000 bag/hour packing and palletising machine. The official launch also included the signing of an MoU between CMS Clinker and ZHA Environmental to enter into negotiations for the use of shredded rubber tyres as an alternate fuel in the production of clinker.