LOESCHE convinced the Saudi Arabian United Cement Industrial Company with the advantages of the LM 56.4 vertical mill

Once again LOESCHE convinced with the advantages of its vertical roller mill technology. United Cement Industrial Company (UCIC) decided for a LM 56.4 raw mill for its cement plant in Al-Sadiya, 150 KM south of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Tianjin Cement Industry Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd. Tianjin, China a company of Sinoma International signed the contract with LOESCHE for the delivery of a vertical roller mill type LM 56.4 to the cement plant of United Cement Industrial Company in Saudi Arabia.

LOESCHE’s order includes the design engineering and supply of a  LM 56.4 raw mill. The Loesche mill will grind cement raw material at a product rate of 420 t/h with a fineneness of 12% R 90 µm / 2% R 200 µm. Furthermore LOESCHE will deliver the gearbox which
will have a capacity of 3,600 kW.

Similar mill type LM 56.4 installed in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

Similar mill type LM 56.4 installed in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

The very hot ambient conditions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia causes very dry raw materials. Therefore a grinding bed sprinkler system will be also installed on the raw mill for condition of the grinding bed.

The key advantages of the LOESCHE mills are the very low specific energy demand of the milling system, the unique modular design concept which saves time and money during maintenance. . This also convinced UCIC to trust in the LOESCHE technologies.

Delivery for the key parts of the LM 56.4 is sheduled FOB in August 2014. The commercial production of cement is expected in the 2nd half of 2015.


United Cement Industrial Company “UCIC” is a new Saudi Closed Joint Stock company established in 2013. UCIC has been granted license to quarry limestone (raw) in cement production; UCIC is a green field project with expected production capacity of 6000 tons per day for Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Sulphate Resisting Cement
(SRC) & Pozzalanic Cement (PC).

UCIC has a vision to become a reliable brand for Cement & its objective is to serve the Market on the Western Province specifically and the Saudi Market generally.

First published on Loesche.com, May 6, 2014