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Cement plant Puebla, Mexico
Planning period


Year of constrution


Services provided by Kottmann GmbH
  • Structural steel and concrete design (LPH 1-5)
  • Detailing of the node in the steel structure
  • earthquake dimensioning
Scope of design
  • Preheater tower
  • Kiln piers and clinker cooler building
  • Coal mill building
  • Clinker silo
  • Cement mill building with feeding
  • Various other buildings

The Puebla site in Mexico has particularly high requirements with regard to earthquake effects. The design of the structures was dominated by the earthquake calculations.
For the preheater tower in reinforced concrete structure, we created a very attractive appearance with parabolically tapered main supports at the top.
Under use of soil improvement techniques, shallow foundations could be achieved.
This plant is one with the shortest execution time for construction and equipment assembly in the world.
Calculations according to US LRFD and ACI standards.
Steel profiles and reinforcing steel according to Mexican standards.