PetroCem 2014

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On April 27-29, 2014 in St. Petersburg the largest international event in the world of cement was held - PetroСem. The eighth conference once again hosted the cement industry at Astoria, one of the best hotels in St. Petersburg.

The high status of the event, the traditionally strong program and the well-recognized business atmosphere of the PetroСem conference brought together more than 520 representatives of 335 companies from 34 countries. The conference was attended by more than 90 cement manufacturing companies in Russia, the CIS countries and foreign countries, as well as representatives of cement associations, analytical agencies, banks, manufacturers and equipment suppliers from around the world. As always, the organizers offered the most comfortable conditions, highly professional simultaneous translation, reliable technical and information support.

The range of issues relevant to the cement industry is wide – the economic climate, the needs and demands of the construction sector, cargo transportation, the distinctive features of cement production in Russia and the CIS countries. The reports presented reviews on statistics and economics, examined the tasks of ecology, energy conservation, standardization, production of special cements, and proposed the latest engineering and technological solutions.

At the conference, a large number of reports were made on the construction and launch of new technological lines. In total, during the period 2012-2013, which has passed since the previous conference, production lines were launched in Russia with an annual design capacity of more than 15 million tons of cement. The messages described non-standard solutions to problems arising from the transition to a dry production method; when working with raw materials unique for each case; when using alternative fuel; when utilizing the heat of the exhaust gases; when grinding, storing and transporting materials; when working in cold climates.

The exhibition, which always accompanies the PetroCem conference, this time has become a lively venue for new acquaintances, interesting meetings, effective negotiations and building plans for future joint projects. 69 companies exhibited products and developments for all stages of production, from the quarry to packaging, from the very beginning of the new project to its full implementation. The conference ended with a gala reception with the participation of famous soloists of the opera stage and dance groups.