During the second week of July, FLSmidth successfully completed the Performance Guarantee test for its biggest ATOX® Coal Mill (ATOX 32.5 (90 TPH)) delivered to Reliance Infrastructure's cement plant at Maihar, Madhya Pradesh.
The agreed performance indicators in terms of output, power, vibration and emission were achieved with ease.
On 6 September 2012, FLSmidth Private Limited was awarded a contract for the biggest ATOX® Coal Mill by Reliance Infrastructure Limited for its Maihar cement plant. The scope of supply consists of Atox 32.5 mill with RAKM -35 separator, a MAAG gear box, baghouse Nitrogen Inertization system and other auxiliaries. The delivery schedule agreed as per contract was 14 months from the effective date of the contract.
Team Reliance at the cement plant, Maihar
The customer kick-off meeting was conducted on 30th September 2011 and the engineering and ordering activities were geared up at full pace which resulted in the successful completion of the deliveries well within the contractual delivery period. Also the erection and commissioning of the coal mill circuit was completed with much ease under the supervision of FLSmidth service experts.
The coal mill was commissioned and handed over to Reliance for operations on 16 January 2015.
The mill output was 92 tph against the guaranteed value of 90 tph. The power consumption was 28.1 kWh against the guaranteed value of 28.2 kWh.
Below are the results:
Reliance Infrastructure enters into cement manufacturing through its subsidiary, Reliance Cement Company Private Limited (RCCPL) and marks the foray of Reliance Group in Cement Business. Set up in 2007, RCCPL aspires to be a leader in the domain of cement manufacturing and be a part of the Indian Infrastructure development story. The Group's entry into cement business is a natural extension of its interests in power and infrastructure businesses that gives a competitive advantage in the cement sector. Reliance Cement has 3 plants with total installed capacity of 5.8 Million Tonne Per Annum (MTPA).
Another 5 MTPA equivalent cement manufacturing facility is being developed at Mukutban in Maharashtra. The company envisages further increasing its cement production capacity in near future. RCCPL aims to carve a niche for itself in the cement market through organic and inorganic growth.
The Reliance Cement has an integrated unit at Maihar in Madhya Pradesh and a Grinding unit at Kundanganj in Uttar Pradesh. The Maharashtra project has an integrated unit at Yavatmal and a grinding unit at Butibori. Phase 1 of the Butibori unit was commissioned in 2012 and is currently catering to the markets in Vidharbaha region in Maharashtra and Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh.