ELB Engineering Services Africa (ELB) has entered into a contract between PPC Zimbabwe, Colleen Bawn and ELB for the upgrade of the PPC Colleen Bawn Clinker Loading Upgrade Project in Zimbabwe. ELB’s scope of supply for this project includes the design, procurement, delivery, installation and management of a complete clinker loading upgrade project.
The focus of the upgrade will be environmental management to eliminate the excessively high dust volumes generated during the process of loading rail wagons and to achieve a quicker turnaround time of the complete rake. The high dust loading is as a result of the increased clinker loading requirements to service PPC’s new milling facility located in Harare. The high dust volumes will be eliminated by innovative design around the integration of the de-dusting unit to the discharge of the bulk loading head. The increased loading rate will be achieved by the interface between the feed conveyor, weigh flask and loading head configuration.
PPC Zimbabwe’s operations produce quality cement for customers in Zimbabwe and other African countries. The PPC plants in Zimbabwe, Harare and Bulawayo, are supplied with clinker from Colleen Bawn. These are among the most modern in Southern Africa.