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About EAPC

MAY - JUNE 2019 SHUTDOWN.

The much anticipated shutdown, kicked off on May 15, 2019. As much as the season was cold and rainy, our production team moved on tirelessly to ensure that the job was done as scheduled.

According to Production Manager Mr. Jacob Guma, all the 254 jobs planned for during the Shutdown were done to expectations. He further stated that the scope of the job was not just the Kiln as many of EAPC PLC Colleagues thought, but the idea was to actually maintain the whole Process from Raw Material preparation to Clinkering. During his briefing, Mr. Guma said that the team, was focusing on maintenance of the Raw Material Preparation, Transport System, and Storage. Other areas included Pre-Heater, Coal Mill, Gas Conditioning Tower, the Bag House and Flash Furnace.

Maintenance of the Raw Material preparation and transport system

This included the following;

  • Conveyors where the following jobs were done;

üReplacement of worn Conveyors.

üVulcanizing of Clip Joints .

üChanging of the Drive Joint’s Oil.

üServicing of the Bearing.

  • Reclaimer

üRepairing of worn Raking Unit.

üReplacement of Material Scrappers.

üServicing of the Lubrication System.

  • Stackers

üReplacement of the Tension Drum’s worn bearing.

üServicing of the Lubrication System.

  • Impact Crasher

ü  Replacement of all worn Liners.

ü  Addfacing of the Crusher Rotor.

Raw Material Storage Areas,

Here the bins were replaced.

The Atox Twin Cyclone. Here replating was done to seal the in leaks. Initially, Force Air Gas led to overloading of the whole system which ended up in making the system use a lot of energy.

Coal Mill

Coal Mill Phisters were the main focus. The team sought to find out if all the cups were okay and those that were found to be faulty were replaced. The cups ensure that just the right amount of Coal is taken either to the Calciner or the Kiln.

Gas Cooling Tower (G.C.T)

Part of the GCT was replaced during the Shutdown. Other areas maintained included;

ü  Water spray system – Cleaning and servicing of the Spray Nozzles.

ü  Breakers – Inspection, reinforcement and installation of new support.

ü  Installation of new Manholes.

The Baghouse

The Baghouse which was installed in 2015 as part of the measures undertaken to control the amount of emissions from the plant was also worked on. Here, a number of bags that were worn out were replaced.

In Cyclone 1 replating and casting was done in areas where in leaks were being experienced. The shell in Cyclones 3 and 4 which was worn out was replated, rebricked as well as cast to ensure that the Cyclones are properly functioning. In the Flash Furnice, Decasting and Debricking was done; after which replating was done in some key areas.

In the Preheater, replating was done in the damaged shells and Air Inleaks were sealed.

Kiln

The main focus of the shutdown was the Kiln. This is where the major jobs were. Debricking of the whole kiln was done after which the team assessed the kiln shell. The team realized that two portions of the shell were worn out and decided to cut out and replace them. Rebricking of the whole shell and casting of the nosering, hood and the Kiln door followed. This time round, the Kiln door was completely removed, casted, replated and anchors were also put on. All this was done because the door was damaged and usually in such a scenario would call for replacement but the team decided to fix the door themselves. The Inlet Suction Cone in the Kiln Gas Fan was also replaced to improve the efficiency and throughput of the Clinkering process. The Tertiary Air Duct (TAD) was also cleared and TAD Dumper installed.

In the Cooler, the following jobs were undertaken;

ü  Deformed bins were removed and new ones fixed

ü  New 100 OP plates were installed

ü  Chain conveyors were replaced

ü  Cooler partitions were installed

ü  Repair of some fans including ID Fan and induction fan was done. In the induction fan, the cone was replaced

ü  The spillage chain was also replaced

The team also serviced the 66kv substation particularly the Circuit Breakers, Disconnectors and Transformers.

According to the Shutdown team leaders, the support and dedication that was demonstrated by all colleagues who were involved in the Shutdown was overwhelming. Production manager Mr. Jacob Guma also expressed his gratitude for the support received from the Management. “It is quite humbling to see all this support from management bearing in mind that there are other functions of the Company that also require Management’s attention”, said Mr. Guma. “I am sure that this kind of support also played a key role in motivating the rest of the staff because they also went out of their way to ensure that the shutdown went as planned”, he added. Mr. Guma pointed out poor weather condition especially rains as the main challenge during the shutdown. This, he added, caused flooding in some parts of the plant resulting to logistical challenges.

During the Shutdown, a number of innovative ideas that helped to cut on cost were noted. Among them were;

  1. Fabricating of the Kiln door internally instead of replacing it.
  2. Modification of the lift to carry materials instead of hiring a crane.
  3. Some of the works that were to be contracted were done internally.

After the shutdown focus is expected to shift to the following areas;

  1. Supply of raw materials and coal. Part of this will be ensuring that Kibini Hill Quarry is fully supported.
  2. Maintenance of the Packing Plant to ensure we have good turnaround time.
  3. Conducting a major maintenance on Mill 5.
  4. Increase kiln output.

“After this Shutdown, we are confident that the Plant will perform much better. We expect the Kiln to run more efficiently, it’s reliability and output to increase significantly”, concluded Mr. Guma.

 

 

EAPC PLC DOMITORY SPNSORSHIP TO KIBINI PRIMARY

Kibini Primary, a school with a population of 308 pupils that is located in Kajiado East constituency, Kajiado County recently benefited from a dormitory project worth Kshs. 6 Million fully sponsored by EAPC PLC. The project was officially opened by Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Hon. Peter Munya, MGH on 4th March, 2019. Accompanying him were the Chairman, Board of directors of EAPC PLC Mr. Edwin Kinyua, MBS, Acting Managing Director Mr. Stephen Nthei, a representation of the Board members & Management and local leaders led by Kajiado East Member of Parliament Hon.Peris Tobiko.

During the opening ceremony where the community, pupils, teachers and board of management were also present, an official handing over of the dormitory was done by the Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya noting that it was a noble idea for EAPC PLC to support and promote education within their environs of operations.

The Chairman and the Managing Director also gave their remarks to the community assuring them of continued support especially on education and water related projects. “The provision of such facilities in our areas of operation create a cordial relationship between EAPC PLC and the communities affected by our business operations”, Said Mr.Kinyua.

EAPC PLC is also involved in other CSR activities among them bursaries, boreholes, health care facilities etc. The focus is to better lives of those that live in communities around our areas of operation.

The black, nodular clinker is stored on site in sheds until needed for cement production. Clinker, gypsum, and pozzolana are ground together in ball mills to form the final cement products. Fineness of the final products, amount of gypsum added, and the amount of process additions added are all varied to develop a desired performance in each of the final cement products.
 
The finished grinding of cement can be achieved by closed circuit grinding system or open circuit grinding system. In the closed circuit mill, the mill itself is shorter than that found in open circuit systems. The mill product is conveyed either by elevator or suspended in an air stream to the separator where it is split into fines and course fraction. In open circuit mill, the mill is longer and has a length of five to six times its diameter. The material is fed into the mill trunion and the finished product is screwed out through the discharge hood.
 
Each cement product is stored in an individual bulk silo until needed by the customer. Bulk cement can be distributed

Environmental Impact
In all the plant unit operations, special attention is given in environmental protection by utilizing bag and electrostatic filters in capturing fugitive dust. East African Portland has invested heavily to ensure that the environment is not affected by its operations.


 

LIST OF DISTRIBUTORS

No.

DISTRIBUTOR'S NAME

CONTACT PERSON

REGION

POSTAL ADDRESS

CELL PHONE

1

Dee-Gee-O Enterprises

David G. Okello

Nakuru

P.O. Box 2164 - ,Nakuru

0724 527294

2

Pannju Hardware

Fredrick Njuguna

Nakuru

P.O.Box 95-00502, Karen Nairobi

0722 952388

3

Vajora Traders Ltd

Francis Njoroge

Nyahururu

P.O. Box 11098 - 00400, Nairobi

0721 700607

4

Ritika Enterprises

Hitesh

Narok

P.O.Box 1022, Narok

0721 893261

5

Platinum

Mohamed Kuno

Nairobi

P.O.Box 16056-00610

0725 679696

6

Bantu Quality

Simon Muchai

Narok

P.O. Box 294 Narok

0722 879213

7

Utheri Limited

 

Meru, Isiolo

 

 

8

Nduruma Co. Limited

Charles Murugu Mukindia

Meru

P.O. Box 950 60200 Meru

0727 264351

9

Eagle Hardware

Mahindra Patel

Eldoret

P.O. Box 2349 30100 Eldoret

0722 643555

11

Five Star Agencies

Mohamed Sharif

Nairobi

P.O. Box 9573 - 00100, Nairobi

0722 511369

12

Midland Emporium

Divyesh Kotecha

Kakamega

P.O. Box 4 50100 Kakamega

0733 600262

13

Akarim Agencies

Ibrahim

Nairobi

P.O Box 32268 00600 Nairobi

0720 438438 / 2218880 / 2219617

14

Telestai stores

Zakayo Muriuki Mbogori

Timau, Nanyuki & Naumoro

P.O. Box 996-60200, Meru

0733 247872

15

Rumela Enterprises Ltd

William Kitur

Bomet

P.O. Box 339-20400, Bomet

0720 577715

16

Nyalyka Enterprises & Eng Ltd

Francis Kagwima

Tharaka

P.O. Box 34485-00100, Nairobi

020 820583

17

Kalamba Hardware Supplies

John Kiema

Mutomo,makueni,Nzawi

P.O.Box 66715-00800, Nairobi

 

18

Neo Kingstone H/Ware & Supplies

Patrick Njiru Kuria

Thika

P.O. Box 9592-00300, Nairobi

020 2027332

19

Shajanand Industries

Vishram Chhabhadia

Kisumu

P.O. Box 2146-40100, Kisumu

 

20

Pabari Enterprises Ltd

 

Kisumu

 

 

21

Slope Park Ltd

Florence Wanjiru

Nairobi

P.O. Box 7926-00100, Nairobi

0722 753365

22

Linkers Kenya Ltd

Njoka Chege

Muranga

P.O Box 963-10200 , Muranga

0722 521957

23

Roje Ltd

Benjamin Yano Kiprotich

Kitale

P.O.Box 2093 - 30200 Kitale

0724 722874

24

Da'kianga Kisii

Charles Mageto

Kisii

P.O.Box 3886-40200, Kisii

0733 375582

25

Highbound Discounters

Simon Njuguna

Kisii

P.O.Box 3886-40200, Kisii

0733 836522

26

Triangle International Ltd

Winnie K. Kivuti

Kijiwa

P.O. Box 78356-00507, Nairobi

0722 717087

27

Hariom Ltd

Patel Pradip

Machakos

P.O.Box 1555-90100, Machakos

0737 101800

28

Pasha Enterprises

Theuri

Machakos

 

0722 301424

29

Citi Ventures Ltd.

 Leonard Njogu

Kiserian

P.O.Box 55259 - 00200 Nairobi

020 651294 / 355440 / 0725 336644

30

Tecof Limited

Lawrence C. Njeru

Imenti North/Isiolo

P.O.Box 886 - 00502 Nairobi

0722 850565

31

Sanped Ltd

Philip Cheruiyot

Kericho

P.O.Box 4489 - 00506 Nairobi

072 274751 / 0722 233896

32

Jipange Holdings Ltd.

Thomas Obong'o Otieno

Usenge Town

P.O.Box 56 - 40609 Usenge

0712 174082

33

Eastern Construction Co. Ltd

 

Voi & Environs

 

 

34

Sanpro Limited

Sanau Koillapa

Narok

P.O.Box 15157-00505 Nairobi

0720 851478

35

Sky-Tech Ventures Ltd

Harrison Kimeli

Nairobi

P.O.Box 43945-00100 Nairobi

020 3506806 / 0722 519419



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The East African Portland Cement Company started as a trading company importing cement mainly from England for early construction work in East Africa. It was formed by Blue Circle Industries United Kingdom. The name Portland was given due to the resemblance in colour of set cement to the Portland stone that was mined on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England.

It was not until February 1933 that the Company was incorporated in Kenya with the first factory in Nairobi's Industrial Area. The Company had one cement mill (Mill No. 2) and used to import clinker from India. The production capacity was about 60,000 tonnes of cement.

In December 1956, construction of the Athi River facility started. The factory was commissioned in 1958 and consisted of a Rotary Kiln (Wet), a big cement mill (Cement Mill 1 & 3) which significantly increased production capacity to 120,000 tonnes per annum.

In the last few years, EAPCC has greatly expanded its production capacity. With the introduction of Mill No. 5 and the embrace of Coal energy, the Company can presently produce over 1.3 million tonnes of cement per annum at reduced cost. Furthermore, the Company’s recently implemented ERP system was recognized as the best for 2011.
 
The Company now has fully automated business processes which means complex paperwork is now largely a thing of the past; from the offices of top Management to the Factory floor. With these and other innovations, EAPCC is ready for the future today.

Historical Milestones

1933 - EAPCC registered. The first cement manufacturer in East and Central Africa. Capacity of 60, 000 tonnes per year with one mill.
1934 - Cement deliveries begin
1956 - Athi River Factory construction begins
1957 - Athi River Factory complete. Two mills added to bring total mills to four. Capacity doubles to 120, 000 tonnes a year.
1974 - A new rotary wet kiln commissioned. Capacity rises to 300, 000 tonnes a year.
1979 - Fourth mill added. Mill number three upgraded. Capacity rises to 340, 000 tonnes a year.
1996 - Brand new kiln commisioned. New Mill added. Bigger limestone crusher added. State-of -the-art pre-blending system added. Capacity doubles to 600, 000 tonnes a year.
1997 - Company changes cement manufacturing process from wet process to dry process.
2007 - Company conducts groundbreaking for new mill.
2009 - New mill commissioned. Capacity doubles to 1.3 Million tonnes. EAPCC acquires ISO 9001: 2008 certification.
2010 - EAPCC implements ERP system which automates all business processes.
2011 - EAPCC receives recognition from Computer Society of Kenya for Best ERP system implementation
2012 - Kenya Bureau of Standards renews EAPCC ISO re-certification after bi-annual surveillance audit of business processes and procedures over a period of three years.
2016 - ISO 9001:2015 and 15001:2015 certification.

Cement is our flagship product. Blue Triangle Cement, which is manufactured under strictly safe and environmentally friendly conditions, conforms to the regional standards — KS EAS 18-1: 2001 (Previously Kenya Bureau of Standards — KS 1725:Part1: 2001, equivalent to EN 196).

Blue Triangle Cement is widely used for all cementing, mortar and concrete building applications. We also produce custom-made cement products for the construction trade.
Blue Triangle Cement CEM I 42.5R, commonly known as Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) is available in 50-kg bags and 40-tonne tankers (bulk). OPC is generally used in the following applications:

•    Pre-cast concrete items, such as paving blocks, tiles, building blocks.
•    Pre-stressed concrete components.
•    Runways, concrete roads, bridges.
•    General civil engineering construction work.
•    Asbestos products, such as sheets and pipes.
•    Non-structural works, such as plastering, flooring.

Blue Triangle Cement CEM IV/A 32.5 N, commonly known as Portland Pozzolanic Cement (PPC) is available in 50kg bags and 40-tonne tankers. PPC is ideally suited for the following construction applications:

•    Hydraulic structures.
•    Mass concreting works.
•    Marine structures.

Masonry mortars and plastering in classified conditions.

Since 1933 the East African Portland Cement Company has been Kenya's leading cement manufacturer producing world class cement. By providing the 'lifeblood' of the construction industry since the nation’s inception, cement, we have helped build Kenya from the ground up in areas such as housing, education, health, tourism, transport and communication.
 
Blue Triangle Cement, our flagship brand, is well appreciated all over Kenya as a symbol of quality and reliability. The nation’s historical structural icons, such as KICC, have been built using Blue Triangle Cement. The nation’s future structural icons, such as the Thika Superhighway and Chemususu Dam, have been built using Blue Triangle Cement.
 
We are committed to better and brighter lives for communities we operate in, and the nation at large, by sponsoring a wide range of development projects through our Corporate Social Responsibility investments. We believe passionately in education and we consistently support brilliant but disadvantaged children as well as building classes, dormitories and boreholes to support learning in hardship areas.

Our customers rely on our commitment to deliver quality and value. We are an ISO 9001: 2008 Certified company, a mark of our professionalism and high standards in operations. EAPCC is also OHSAS certified (Occupational Health and Safety), a mark of our world class standards of safety at the workplace. In 2011, we received recognition from the Computer Society of Kenya for Best ERP Implementation, reflecting the successful automation of all our business processes from factory floor to Management.

All staff of East African Portland Cement Company matter. From support staff to management, our employees receive continuous training to keep their skills updated. They are also encouraged to pursue higher studies. Although we have some of the most diverse and qualified resource pool in the nation, we encourage continued staff development.
 
We engage in continuous product improvement as well, pegged on changing market trends, technological advancement and dynamic customer needs and wants. Our commitment is to sustain customer satisfaction.

Growth, expansion and sustained profitability are the guiding principles of our business model. Our permanent base in Uganda gives us a foothold in the region and we continue to expand our regional operations even as we grow our market share in Kenya.

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