Burkina Faso: Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF) has ordered a Polysius booster mill from Germany-based ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS) for its grinding plant at Ouagadougou. This is the first industrial reference of the product that promises to allow a greater substitution of clinker with local filler by boosting the fineness and reactivity of the clinker. It will also maintain both cement quality to local standards and production capacity of the exiting ball mill at the unit.

Mohamed Naciri, the Regional General Manager for CIMAF, commented “Burkina Faso is a landlocked country where clinker has to travel at least 1200km to reach Ouagadougou, every technology aiming to decrease the cement clinker factor is welcome, this project is also an important milestone in our decarbonation road map, TKIS is a key partner for CIMAF to decrease our group CO2 footprint.” Calcium Carbonate Grinding

CIMAF owns and operates 13 grinding plants in Africa. It runs plants in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania. CIMAF's parent company, Omnium des Industries et de la Promotion (OIP), is a cement supplier across north, west, and central Africa, producing about 12Mt/yr. It is the third largest cement producer in Morocco with two integrated plants.

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