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HCC Cement Plant, Sharjah, U.A.E.

HCC Cement Plant, Sharjah, U.A.E.

The Project

It is a cement factory belonging to Hamriyah Cement Company in the Sharjah Free Zone – the capital of the homonymous emirate – of the United Arab Emirates.

The factory uses clinker as raw material and performs cement milling and then storage and packaging.

It produces at least 3.000 tons per day.

The buildings that comprise it are:

 

  1. The clinker storage silo with a capacity of about 40,000 tons, made of “post-tensioned” concrete, based on a foundation slab with piles.

    The cylindrical shell was constructed using iron “slip-form”.

    The roof, has the shape of a truncated cone and it is constructed entirely out of steel.

    Particular attention was given to the “post-tensioning”, which ensures, among other things, limited cracking within strict allowable limits. Cracking appears due to the large temperature differences between clinker inside the reinforced concrete silo and the surrounding external environment.

    Additionally, as the silo is mounted on sandy soil, with liquefied sand layers at a shallow depth, a “mixed-type” foundation was necessary, comprising a foundation slab on piles.
  2. The cement mill building, which houses the mill.

    The building features a special foundation to ensure that the rotary mill is secured against the dynamic stresses it produces.

    The building’s superstructure is made entirely out of steel.

  3. The two cement silos of 70 meters’ height, with a capacity of about 15,000 tons each.

    The two silos were constructed on a common foundation slab with piles.

    These silos are cylindrical reinforced concrete shells with a cone-form bottom each and large openings at their base in order to carry out the transit and loading of lorries and silos.

    The construction of the cylindrical shells was carried out using iron “slip-form”.

    Their roof is flat and made of composite construction.

  4. The raw material shed

    The building is entirely a steel construction, on a reinforced concrete base of 5 meters’ height.

    It features a flat, surface foundation, without piles.

    Cement conveyor lines required the construction of steel towers with lifts and conveyor belts.

The premises of staff and offices are made of reinforced concrete.

All the work was completed in a short time, within two years, with safety and high quality, under the supervision of Greek engineers, with a vast experience in the field of cement factories.

Location
Sharjah, U.A.E.

Date
2007

Owner
‘Hamriyah Cement Company

Architect
CEMTEC Gmbh

Contractor
Great Earth

Our Scope of Works
Preliminary, Final Design, Construction Design

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