The country continues to progress as large-scale projects such as industry, construction, roads, metallurgy, and leather processing ramp up. As a result, the demand for basic raw materials for large-scale construction is increasing every day. We will be unable to build any of modern civilization’s great structures without the use of lime and cement in particular.
Transportation costs and commodity prices continue to frustrate the competitiveness and development of the western and central regions (Bayankhongor, Khuvsgul, and Uvurkhangai). “Tsengazar” LLC intends to build a lime and cement complex in stages to lay the groundwork for the region’s future development. The Max Lime Cement Complex project will be carried out in two stages. The lime plant will be operational in the second quarter of 2022, and the cement plant will be operational in 2023.
A contract was signed on September 8, 2021, with Sinoma Building Materials Design Institute of CNBM Group, a world leader in cement and lime production, to supply design, drawings, and equipment for the raw lime plant. In July 2021, the project’s technical consulting service contract was signed with GVS of the Republic of India. Mongolian consulting engineers and experts will collaborate with the world’s leading cement and lime industry consulting firms to build a comprehensive factory that will introduce advanced cement and lime production technology and know-how to create an environmentally friendly, safe, and sustainable development base. The construction work is scheduled to be completed in stages.
The international project management standard ISO 21500 is being followed to implement the construction of the comprehensive factory on an international scale.
Max Group’s Director of Mining and Heavy Industry D. Davaa-Ochir said:
“For many years, our Max Group has been planning and implementing a lime cement complex project in western Mongolia. Under the government’s policy to address infrastructure development in the western region, the time to implement the cement and lime project is now linked to our mining projects. And we have decided that it is appropriate to implement it, we have completed the feasibility study, the design work has been completed, and construction work has begun.”
Our country imports more than 60% of its total lime demand as of 2017. Domestic production capacity is 280 thousand tons per year, according to statistics, but actual production is 77 thousand tons.
The five western provinces consume 220,000 tons of cement per year. Many future developments in the region are expected to drive up demand for these two types of construction materials. The Khan-Altai gold deposit in Esenbulag town of Gobi Altai province, for example, will require up to 30% of total lime production.
This development will be carried out following the Sustainable Development Goals of Economic Growth, Sustainable Employment, Innovation, and Infrastructure Development, as well as Mongolia’s Regional Development Policy, Industrialization Policy, Economic Recovery Program, and the Government’s 21: 100 Program.
The factory is 24 hectares in size and includes more than 40 main and auxiliary buildings. The benefits of a fully automated plant include extremely low fuel consumption, 95 percent reuse of process water, control of greenhouse gas dust, and the development of an eco-model using advanced technology engineering solutions. OPC (OCP) 42.5 PC (PS) 52.5 water-resistant Portland cement will be the value-added end product, while limestone will produce more than 90% of calcined and calcined lime. A horizontal rotary kiln, the first of its kind in Mongolia, will be the main technology for lime production.
Detailed investigation of the Durvuljin limestone deposit: 1160.9 meters were drilled in 16 boreholes in a 2660 m long and 150-230 m wide area, and 225 samples were prepared and analyzed in the Central Geological Laboratory, Construction, and Architectural Nuclear Energy Laboratories. Experiments were carried out. Total reserves of 34.6 million tons have been approved by the Ministry of Mining and the Minerals Professional Council of the Mineral Resources Authority. The deposit’s advantage is that it has proven reserves for more than 100 years, and its chemical composition and geological system meet the requirements of the cement plant, as well as raw lime technology and quality.