Production in Saraburi, near Bangkok, is slated to begin in 2015. One of the country’s top three cement producers, TPI Polene claims to be a leader in the use of energy-efficient production technologies.
“This contract underlines our longstanding partnership with Thailand in the plant construction sector,” said Dr Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area of ThyssenKrupp AG.
“We are delighted to be able to use our engineering expertise to support the Thai cement industry and serve the growing demand for cement with our energy-efficient facilities.”
With domestic cement demand expected to reach 45 Mtpa by 2015, Thailand is an important market and production location in Southeast Asia.
Plant construction specialist ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies will major components for this contract, from raw material preparation and clinker production to cement grinding and fuel preparation.
The plant control and quality monitoring and control systems will also be ThyssenKrupp products. After hand-over of the new production line, total capacity – including three lines supplied by ThyssenKrupp in the 1990s – will be 12 Mtpa.