Aumund Brazil and Aumund China have joined forces with Sinoma Tianjin TDI to claim two orders in succession for the group from South America.
Aumund will supply three chain bucket elevators, eight belt bucket elevators, five pan conveyors and a drag chain conveyor for the construction of L’Amali Line 2 at Loma Negra Companía Industrial, the leading cement producer in Argentina.
The order package will be rounded off with 19 silo discharge gates that will be installed under the clinker silo to feed the pan conveyors located there.
Established in 1926, Loma Negra awarded Aumund the order in August 2017 to build a second kiln line with a capacity of 5,800 tpd at the L’Amali Plant in Olavarria in Buenos Aires Province. The new line, which will produce 2.7 Mtpa of clinker, will be located adjacent to the existing kiln line. Production is set to start early in 2020.
In June, Aumund Beijing concluded another successful project in Argentina, together with Aumund Brazil and Sinoma, to supply four belt bucket elevators, three chain bucket elevators and three pan conveyors via Sinoma TDI to Cementos Avellaneda. Cementos Avellaneda belongs to Brazil’s Votorantim Group and Spain’s Molins.
Traditionally, Aumund Brazil has had good working relationships in what it described as “the oligopoly of cement production in Argentina”, where the market is shared between four producers, Loma Negra, Holcim Argentina, Cementos Avellaneda and Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia, with 18 manufacturing locations between them.