The new white cement production line stands out vividly in the clear sunlight of Tunisia. … and vivid is also the word for describing the market life in the city of Kairouan (right).
Tunisia is the northernmost country on the continent of Africa and is only 140 kilometres from Sicily. It is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert. At the end of 2009, the new 1,000 tpd white cement production line supplied by Polysius on a turnkey basis to SOciété Tuniso-Andalouse de CIment Blanc (SOTACIB) started production in Feriana in western Tunisia. It consists of a raw grinding plant and the kiln line comprising a DOPOL® ’90 with PREPOL® -AS precalciner, the rotary kiln, and the innovative twin cooler. This cooling system consists of a rotary cooler followed by a roll crusher and the Ciros® . Cement grinding takes place in a ball mill equipped with a Ciros® high-efficiency separator.
But Polysius is also active in Kairouan. Kairouan (150 km south-west of Tunis) is the most important Islamic city in North Africa and was once justifiably given the byname »City of the 300 mosques«. The Souks of Kairouan, the alleys and passageways of the merchants and traders, are narrow, labyrinthine and apparently without plan. But in the Medina everything is in its proper place. In Rouissat, not far from the city of Kairouan, Polysius is constructing a new 3,600 tpd clinker production line for Société SOTACIB-Kairouan S.A. … and is supplying all the main plant components, including the cement packing facility and the Ciros® laboratory automation system.