• The mill is powered by a 11.6 MW gearbox and is comprised of six grinding rollers and an 8.1 m grinding table.
  • The mill is specifically designed to manufacture portland pozzolana cement, ordinary portland cement, slag cement types & portland slag cement.

Shah Cement, the leading cement brand in Bangladesh, has reportedly announced the inauguration of the biggest vertical roller mill (VRM) in the world.

Reports cite, the firm’s VRM was selected to manufacture a whole host of cement types at the company’s Muktarpur plant. The mill is powered by a 11.6 gearbox and is comprised of about six grinding rollers as well as an 8.1 m grinding table.

According to a report by Global Cement, the mill has been supplied by Denmark-based engineering company, FLSmidth & Co. A/S (FLSmidth), which stated that this is the biggest VRM to be installed ever inside a cement plant with regards to operating capacity, installed power and dimension.

The Director of Operations at the Cement Division, Shah Cement Industries, Hafiz Sikander stated that the company is proud to be the owner of world’s biggest VRM and to have it as a part of its operations. The company chose FLSmidth’s OK 81-6 Mill due to its reduced power consumption rate and its exceptional efficiency. Sikander further added that as the biggest single-unit grinding mill in the segment, the company expects to fulfil its production requirements over the upcoming years.

Reports claim, the mill has been specifically designed to manufacture Pozzolana Portland Cement (PPC), Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Portland Slag Cement (PSC) as well as slag cement types.

The mill would reportedly be manufacturing PPC at a 500 tph capacity at 3500 Blaine with over 15% slag. FLSmidth, along with the OK 81-6 Mill, also supplied the layout & process engineering, with site advisory. The supporting equipment reportedly also included FLSmidth’s Airtech process bag filters, Pfister weigh feeders, process fans as well as auxiliary equipment.

According to reports, the OK 81-6 Mill was put in operation back in September 2018.