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A NEW LIME PLANT IN LAOS

MCS Mining Industry Laos Co., Ltd., domiciled in Pin Village, Thekhek District, Kham Muan Province, Laos, placed an order with Maerz Ofenbau AG for the supply of engineering, license, know-how, equipment as well as technical assistance services during commissioning and start-up of a Maerz PFR lime shaft kiln. The new kiln of the rectangular type E5 will calcine limestone with gradings of 40 to 80 mm and 50 to 100 mm resp. and will produce more than 300 tons of lime per day. Coal dust will be used as fuel, with an option to also use petcoke dust.

Maerz’s equipment supply comprises the following main items:

• Process air blowers with motors
• Electric, measuring and control system
• Firing system for coal dust, including the start-up burner system
• Hydraulic equipment
• Limestone skip hoist winch, including the electrical measuring and control equipment

The contract signed by the client and Maerz also contains an option for the construction of another identical Maerz PFR lime kiln.