Cookies help us deliver our services. By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies. We do not store any personal details. Learn more.

Media / Application stories / Atlas Copco delivers compressed air solutions to Oman Cement Company

Atlas Copco delivers compressed air solutions to Oman Cement Company


Wilrijk, Belgium, August 2014: Oman Cement Company SAOG (OCC) is one of the pioneering cement manufacturers in the Middle East and the largest in Oman. Like most cement plants, OCC requires air for plant and instrument air, pneumatic conveyors and  for aeration in the cement silos. Today, OCC employs 16 Atlas Copco GA 160 oil-injected screw compressors; two ZA 6 single-stage, oil-free screw compressors; and ZS 30 rotary screw blowers.

Since 1983, Oman Cement Company has symbolized Oman's drive for self-reliance in core industries. OCC has contributed greatly to the construction industry, striving to consolidate the nation's efforts toward infrastructure development and create resources to achieve self-sufficiency. With a manufacturing facility that is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified, OCC’s products meet global standards for performance and quality and reflect the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction.

State-of-the-art equipment performs under tough conditions 
OCC has installed 16 Atlas Copco GA 160 oil-injected screw compressors, several of them with the variable speed drive (VSD) feature, at various locations throughout the plant. GA compressors incorporate the latest generation of Atlas Copco’s state-of-the-art compression elements based on innovative asymmetric rotor profiles, a high-quality drive system and heavy-duty air inlet filters. All these components are selected to operate continuously in the toughest conditions and at ambient temperatures up to 55°C/131°F. The GA VSD units reduce energy costs an additional 35% on average at the plant by automatically adjusting the air supply to meet air demand.   In the harsh and dusty environment of a cement plant, Atlas Copco ZA 6 single-stage compressors feature an integrated variable speed drive to provide a reliable supply of oil-free air at minimal energy costs, ensuring production continuity. The ZA 6 unit incorporates Atlas Copco’s proven screw technology, stainless steel coolers, AGMA A4/DIN 5 gears and state-of-the art electrical drive systems, all of which contribute to overall high reliability.

30% reduction of energy cost
Atlas Copco’s ZS 30 oil-free blowers are used in aeration applications in the plant’s silos. Incorporating Atlas Copco’s proven screw technology, the ZS blower reduces energy costs by an average of 30% when compared to lobe technology.   Mr. Ziad Al Siyabi, Maintenance Manager at OCC, and his team have been instrumental in upgrading the medium compressed air systems at the plant. One of the main issues at a cement facility is the dust, which creates huge problems for air-cooled compressors. Therefore, OCC has constructed a dedicated compressor room with dual filtration screeds to help eliminate this problem, which has increased reliability and reduced maintenance and energy costs as a result

Meeting customer’s high expectations
“In order to meet our quality commitment, we need committed business partners who are geared to deliver the highest performance and 24/7 support,” said Mr. Al Siyabi, Maintenance Manager at OCC . “Atlas Copco, over the years, has been able to deliver this through its huge compressed air equipment product portfolio and high quality service support through (their distributor) Bin Salim Enterprises, which makes them an automatic choice for our compressed air requirements.”   “With the success obtained so far at OCC, the Atlas Copco oil-free air team is quite confident about supporting OCC and meeting their high expectations with new, innovative solutions that deliver reliability and energy efficiency,” said Tony Van Herbruggen, Atlas Copco Country Manager, Oman.

For further information please contact:

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network. Compressor Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China, India and Korea.