Holcim Mill & Corrective Additives Foundations

The new cement plant along the Mississippi River in Ste. Genevieve was developed on a 1,700 acre site to ultimately produce four million metric tons of cement annually. KCI was selected to construct the first concrete package consisting of foundations for the Clinker Cooler Structure, four Cement Mills, two Raw Mills and two Coal Mills. All of these structures were excavated into solid rock and constructed with over 19,000 cubic yards of concrete and 1,400 tons of rebar, over an approximate 9 month duration with over 100 KCI tradesmen on site at one time. Additionally, KCI installed the equipment foundations inside the 1,300 foot long Corrective Additives Building. These two foundations were built to support rail guide equipment that ran the length of the building, with one foundation being 26 feet wide and the other 18 feet wide. Excavation to top of rock supporting the foundations ranged from one to thirty-five feet deep, and KCI placed over 4,500 cubic yards concrete and installed over 360 tons of rebar.

Size: 23,500 CY concrete 1,750 tons rebar

Owner: Holcim

KCI Role: General Contractor

Value: $11,900,000

Delivery Method: Bid Build

Completion: March 2008

Designer: CH2M Hill