JAMCEM Clients


JAMCEM Consulting is based in the United Kingdom but is a truly global consultancy with both resources and clients located around the world. JAMCEM Consulting works both with cement producers as well as financial investors and have had extensive experience running Due Diligence assessments alongside other multi-national consultancies. On this page you will see the recommendations provided by Clients and find out more about projects that have been completed by JAMCEM resources. 
Lagan Cement has been using the Virtual Technical Centre to supplement our own technical resources and we have found the service to be of high value to us – the replies to our queries are precise, detailed and fully correspond to our needs, with an extremely short turnaround time to answer the queries Lagan Cement, Ireland

Customer reference letters


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Project List


Pioneer Cement Georgia - Reserves assessment and valuation - 2019

Republic of Georgia

Geological assessment of the limestone reserves held by the company and supporting rationale for the valuation of the assets.

Pioneer Cement Georgia - RFQ Preparation and Tender Evaluation - 2018

Republic of Georgia

Preparation of the Request for Tender documents for a new integrated cement plant in the Republic of Georgia and technical evaluation of the offer including technical negotiation and contract support.

Raysut Cement Company - Clinker evaluation - 2018

Oman

Technical and quality support to the company reviewing the quality of clinker sold by the company and the potential cements that could be produced.

Pioneer Cement - PADS Assessment - 2018

RAK

PADS assessment of the cement plant and report with follow-up action plan

Savannah Cement - Drawing review - 2018

Kenya

Review of GA drawings for the new 1 million tonne per annum grinding plant along with review of the electrical and civil/structural specification of the plant.

Lagan Cement - By-pass dust options - 2018

Ireland

Desktop research into the current uses of by-pass dust in agriculture, ground stabilisation and other potential future uses.

Undisclosed Client - Fuels Evaluation - 2018

South Africa

Technical evaluation of four different waste streams from their chemicals processing facilities in South Africa to identify which streams would be most suitable for use in the cement industry as an alternative fuel. A risk assessment matrix was developed in order to be able to rank each fuel for suitability as well as identify the key risks with each of the different fuels. The technical assessment covered all aspects of the fuel use such as process and quality effects, safety issues with the fuel, logistics and environmental impact.

Pioneer Cement Georgia - Market Study - 2018

Republic of Georgia

Market study of the cement market of the Republic of Georgia, covering historic and forecast volumes, major project analysis, imports and exports, competitor analysis and potential for new capacity in the country.

Lagan Cement - Process Engineer Training - 2018

Ireland

A two-part training course for the plant Process Engineer. The first part entailed class-room style cement technology training with a focus on the process engineer’s role and the principles of plant testing. The second part was more hands on, with three days of plant measurement and process evaluation with a focus on alternative fuels optimisation and by-pass operation.

Undisclosed Client - Vietnam - 2018

Vietnam

Preparation of a sell-side technical due diligence of a cement business comprising an integrated cement plant and a grinding plant, with the intention of using the due diligence report as part of the Information Memorandum for the sale of the plant.

Uawithya Machinery Company - Mining Optimisation - 2018

Thailand

Visit to Thailand to support the company in the development of the optimum mining strategy for a Client company. Preparation of presentation materials focusing on the objectives of quarrying and the future plans of a Client company to ensure that mineral assets use is fully optimised and that the correct quarrying equipment is used for the lowest cost of production.

Yanbu Cement Company - Quarry Audit - 2018

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Site audit of the two operating quarries at Yanbu Cement Company covering the efficiency of the operations, maintenance strategy of both mobile plant and crushing equipment, manpower utilisation, long-term operational strategy and mining methods.

Breedon Cement Limited - Vertical raw mill feasibility - 2018

United Kingdom

Assessment of the potential to replace the existing two ball mills with one single vertical roller mill to supply the two kiln lines. The study covered the technical feasibility including the location of the mill, operation of mill with existing bag filter, capital cost estimation and evaluation of the savings to present the financial case to the Client.

Green Island Cement Holdings - Environmental Improvement Study - 2018

Hong Kong

Study to identify the potential for the reduction of emissions of particulates, NOx and SO2 from a 4 stage precalciner plant. The assessment included a site visit to undertake the necessary plant measurements and to understand the plant performance. The outcome of the study focused on both the optimisation of the existing equipment and any potential capital investment in new equipment.

Yanbu Cement Company - Spare Parts Policy Development - 2017

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Assessment of the current treatment of spare parts from both the Engineering and Financial perspective in order to develop a Spare Parts Policy for the company which will comply to IFRS standards.

United Cement Industries Company - Headcount Assessment - 2017

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Headcount assessment of the plant and head office operations of the company after 18 months of operation. Particular focus on the Engineering and Production functions and the practices and procedures in place at the new plant. Support provided on the long term planning to meet targets for the long term Saudisation of the workforce.

Lean Automation - SAP implementation technical support - 2017

Middle East

Site visit by a reliability expert to assess the plant resources responsible for developing the plant reliability strategy and preparing the information required for input into the SAP maintenance module. Advice provided in relation to the maintenance structure, the development of the assets list, development of the stores codification and inspection routines.

Undisclosed Client - Fuel Evaluation - 2017

Europe

Technical and market evaluation of a new fuel for the cement industry. The technical assessment covered the suitability of the fuel of the cement industry including process, quality and environmental impact. The method of environmental authorisation in various locations was explained. From a market assessment, the most attractive geographical market was assessed and identified.

Undisclosed client - Limestone Market Assessment - 2017

South East Asia

Assessment of the feasibility of the Client to increase exports of limestone into the South-East Asia market. The study involved describing the cement and limestone dynamics of selected countries in the region, with the aim of defining a number of target countries/customers for the product of the Client.

EBRD/Arabian Cement Company - Energy Audit - 2017

Egypt

Energy audit of the Arabian Cement Company in Egypt with the aim of identifying productivity improvements and energy saving measures for the plant including assessment of the use of alternative fuels and the operation of the hot disc, of of the by-pass on both lines and potential for the increase in the use of solid fuels.

Undisclosed Client - Grinding plant feasibility study - 2017

Middle East

Assessment of the feasibility of a new grinding plant in a Middle East country covering the supply and demand of the GCC countries with a specific focus on the outlook for the target country. Review of the potential technical choices and the estimation of the capital cost for various capacity plants, Production of a full operating financial model and calculation of IRR and NPV for the different capacities with variance analysis on key inputs.

United Building Company - Due Diligence - 2017

Kuwait

Due Diligence of the Insha'a Holding operations covering a readymix concrete batching plant, two sand plants, a block production plant and a construction chemicals site. The deal was completed in mid-March 2017

Yanbu Cement Company - Clinker cooler conversion - 2017

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Technical assessment of the options for the conversion of the cooler on a grey clinker line, including capital cost evaluation.

AH Industries - Cement industry Overview - 2016

Denmark

Presentation to a cement industry equipment supplier on the current outlook in the cement industry for new plant installations.

Undisclosed Client - Grinding plant feasibility study - 2016

Mediterranean

First Phase of a feasibility study into the potential to establish a cement grinding plant in the Mediterranean area covering current market, cement types, imports, technological choices, capital cost estimation, review of the potential site and selection matrix for the best capacity/capital cost/operating cost. Financial model provided to Client.

Savannah Cement - Tender evaluation - 2016

Kenya

Tender evaluation of technical offers for a new 1.2 million tonne per annum grinding plant to be built by Savannah Cements at their site at Athi River in Kenya.

Blackstone - Raw materials Due Diligence - 2016

Germany

Due diligence of the limestone raw materials reserves related to the five production sites of a European lime producer. The study covered the assessment of the raw materials reserves, the permitting and ownership status and potential environmental spend.

Moncement - Cement quality and cement mill optimisation - 2016

Mongolia

Audit of the Moncement plant in Mongolia focusing on both the laboratory practices and procedures and the cement milling operations of the plant. As the plant has recently been commissioned, the plant was seeking to improve product quality and optimise the costs of production as well as improve the throughput of the milling system. Lab trials with different mixes of feed materials were completed as well as a full cement mill audit with recommendations.

Arabian Cement Company Egypt - Alternative Fuels Training - 2016

UK

A two day bespoke training course for the Alternative Fuels department of Arabian Cement Company of Egypt. The course was held in the UK and included a visit to the Hope Cement plant. Areas covered on the course were Characterisation of AFs, Handling and Storage, Selection of addition rate, Combustion of AFs, Process Impact, Quality Impact, Environmental Impact and Health and Safety Aspects.

Undisclosed Client - Pyro-processing audit - 2016

Middle East

Full pyro-processing audit and training course for 16 engineers from three sites relating to Plant Process Measurements, Mass and Heat balance and Plant Optimisation. The audit focused on throughput maximisation through in-leak reduction, optimisation of kiln and calciner combustion, cooler optimisation and recommendations for TA duct modification.

Undisclosed Client - Due Diligence - 2016

Western Europe

Due Diligence assessment of the raw materials supply situation both for the present and future requirements of a cement plant in Western Europe that was part of a M and A situation. Particular focus on the CAPEX required for the opening of 2 new quarries and the potential methods of disposal of the over-burden.

APICORP - Market Study Due Diligence - 2016

Middle East

Update of a the previous market study taking into consideration changes in the market as well as the impact of increased fuel and power costs in KSA. Technical Due Diligence of the uprating plans of the target plant

Yanbu Cement Company - Operational Review - 2016

Saudi Arabia

Review of the operations at both the Head Office in Jeddah and the Yanbu production site with a view to restructuring the plant organisation to bring a much more "production focused" as opposed to "maintenance focused" operation. Manning levels across the business were reviewed with recommendations for optimisation.  

APICORP - Market study due diligence - 2015

Middle East

Due Diligence of a market study report that has been prepared for APICORP, relating to a potential investment in a Middle East cement producer. Specific areas included the review of market demand and the threat of imports, the cost estimation of the producer under current and uprated production scenario, cost estimate of importers, likely market scenario and assessment of uprating plans.

Undisclosed Client - Pre-feasibility study - 2015

Saudi Arabia

Pre-feasiblity study for the establishment of a manufacturing plant producing a cement industry related product. Investigation included the competitor analysis, prediction of operating and capital cost, identification of raw materials and SWOT analysis of the proposed project.

Eastern Province Cement Company - Process and Quality Audit - 2015

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Full process audit of the cement plant covering raw milling, pyro-processing and cement milling as well as quality audit resulting in an action plan for the plant to meet the future targets for fuel and power consumption proposed by the Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre.

Undisclosed Client - PADS assessment - 2015

Middle East

PADS assessment of two further cement plants and report with follow-up action plans

CPPIB/Blackstone/Cinven - Due Diligence - 2014

Global

Technical Due Diligence of the assets for disposal due to the merger of Lafarge and Holcim covering the cement assets in the UK, France, Germany, Slovakia, Serbia, Canada, Brazil and the Philippines along with the Aggregates and RMX businesses in the UK, France and Canada (Letter of Reference available on request)

Italcementi - Cement mill gearbox evaluation - 2014

Morocco

Assessment of the options available to the company for the replacement of a vertical cement mill gearbox

Undisclosed Client - PADS assessment - 2014

Middle East

PADS assessment of the cement plant and report with follow-up action plan

Stedmen Denny/Dangote Cement - Business risk assessment - 2014

Africa

Business risk assessment completed with Stedman Denny, considering all aspects of operational risk including reliability and throughput, environmental and safety risk with the aim of implementing a risk reduction/mitigation plan

EBRD/MAK - Project review - 2014

Outer Mongolia

Review of the construction status of a new cement plant and report identifying the outstanding work required and proposed timescale for completion

Hope Construction Materials - Plant Capacity Review - 2014

United Kingdom

Assessment of the current process limitations of the plant and the potential to increase the output of the plant along with a review of the kiln back end/riser configuration of the two kiln lines

ERBD/Goltas Cement - Energy Audit - 2014

Turkey

Energy audit of the Goltas Cement plant plant with the aim of identifying productivity improvements and energy saving measures for the plant. Assessment of the proposed new vertical cement mill for cement grinding and the waste heat recovery project.

EBRD - Process review - 2014

Kazakhstan

Review of the process design, energy efficiency and environmental protection options of a new brownfield cement plant in Kazakhstan on behalf of the Lender

Eastern Province Cement Company - Maintenance Improvement Programme - 2014

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

On-going support and development of Maintenance Improvement project focusing on Inspections and spare parts inventory reduction

EBRD/MAK - Plant assessment - 2013

Outer Mongolia

Review of the current status of construction of the cement plant and development of the business and operating plan of the plant

Hope Construction Materials - Waste Heat Recovery - 2013

United Kingdom

Assessment of the potential different options for the installation of a waste heat recovery system for preheater and cooler

EBRD/Misr Cement - Energy Audit - 2013

Egypt

Energy audit of the MISR Cement plant with the aim of identifying productivity improvements and energy saving measures for the plant with a focus on fuel switching, implementation of an alternative fuels programme covering biomass and Secondary Derived Fuel and the potential for a Waste Heat Recovery system

Yanbu Cement Company - Maintenance audit - 2013

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Maintenance audit of the company covering maintenance practices, use of modern maintenance tools and equipment, department structure, root cause analysis and maintenance KPIs

Sephaku Cement - Raw materials investigation - 2013

South Africa

Assessment of limestone deposit quality and feasibility of mining limestone for a greenfield cement plant 

Eastern Province Cement Company - Maintenance Audit - 2013

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Maintenance audit of the company covering maintenance practices, use of modern maintenance tools and equipment, department structure, root cause analysis and maintenance KPIs

Lagan Cement - Energy audit - 2012

Ireland

Energy audit of the Lagan Cement plant with the aim of identifying productivity improvements and energy saving measures for the plant with a focus on alternative fuels usage and kiln stability

Undisclosed Client - Due Diligence - 2012

United Kingdom

Commercial and Techncial Due Diligence of the cement, aggregates and ready-mix operations under disposal due to the merger of Lafarge and Tarmac

Cementos Argos - Energy strategy - 2012

Colombia

Energy audit of the Lagan Cement plant with the aim of identifying productivity improvements and energy saving measures for the plant with a focus on the optimisation of the alternative fuels programme usage and kiln stability

Saudi Aramco - Energy efficiency workshop - 2012

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Presentation of energy reduction opportunities and results of the energy assessment to the cement producers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramaco - Cement sector energy assessment - 2012

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Assessed the energy efficiency of all of the cement producers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via desktop study and provided commentary to the leaders of the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Programme 

EBRD/Mardin Cement - Energy Audit - 2011

Turkey

Energy audit of the Oyak Cement Mardin plant with the aim of identifying productivity improvements and energy saving measures for the plant with a focus on fuel consumption reduction 

Yanbu Cement Company - Cement mill motor assessment - 2011

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Desktop study of the causes of the early failure of cement mill motor

EBRD/Titan Cement - Energy Audit - 2011

Bulgaria

Energy audit of the Titan Bulgaria plant with the aim of identifying productivity improvements and energy saving measures for the plant including assessment for the use of Secondary Derived Fuel considering the process and quality impact, maximum addition rate without gas by-pass and capital cost of the fuel installation.