There are still places available.

Duration, dates and costs

  • Five-day classroom training (6 hours per day) or as an online seminar
    (depending on the situation)
  • 2,500 € per participant
  • General conditions for seminars apply

Target group

  • Recently recruited young engineers
  • Skilled specialists at the beginning of their professional career
  • Newcomers in the cement industry

Number of participants (min. - max.)

  • 10 – 20
  • General conditions for seminars apply

Learning objectives

  • Overview of all relevant aspects of the cement manufacturing process up to the application of cement in concrete, including chemistry, mineralogy and environmental aspects. Quality control as well as cement performance in mortar and concrete will also be covered.

Learning outcomes

  • Compact knowledge with respect to all crucial aspects of cement manufacturing technology
  • Fundamental knowledge regarding the chemistry and mineralogy of clinker and cement
  • Familiarity with requirements on cement and cement compounds as well as cement performance in mortar and concrete
  • Familiarity with the possible ways to reduce the environmental impact of cement manufacturing


  • Raw material handling
  • Clinker production
    - Main components of the rotary kiln plant
    - Raw materials and fuels
    - Burning conditions and their impact on clinker performance
  • Cement production
    - Raw material and cement grinding
    - Common grinding systems
    - Particle size distribution and product qualities
  • Chemistry and mineralogy
    - Clinker formation reactions and clinker phases
    - Hydration of cement
    - Blended cements
  • Concrete technology
    - Mortar and concrete characteristics
    - Exposure classes of concrete
    - Role of admixtures in modern concrete production
  • Environmental issues
    - Energy consumption
    - Emissions / emission abatement
  • Product quality assurance
    - Quality control systems
    - Cement standards
    - Physical and chemical testing of cement
  • Plant visit (if applicable)


  • Classroom training or online sessions:
    Morning sessions from 08:30 till 12:00
    Afternoon sessions from 13:00 till 16:30
  • Group discussion and experience exchange
  • Plant visit


The training course is led by experienced engineers and highly specialised researchers.


Upon successful completion of the training course the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


VDZ, Duesseldorf, Germany (nearest airport: DUS International) or online

How to find VDZ

Toulouser Allee 71
40476 Düsseldorf

GPS: 51°15’00.5‘‘ N / 6°47’32.6‘‘ O

From DUS Airport

6 minutes
from Düsseldorf airport take the S1 in the direction of Solingen;
from Düsseldorf Airport Terminal with the S11 towards Bergisch Gladbach;
in each case as far as the Düsseldorf-Derendorf stop

12 minutes
by taxi

From Central Station

6 minutes
take the S 1 in the direction of Duisburg or Dortmund;
with the S 6 in the direction of Essen;
with the S 11 in the direction of Düsseldorf Airport Terminal;
in each case as far as the Düsseldorf-Derendorf stop

15 minutes
by taxi

Arrival by car

Please note: The only reasonable way to reach us by car is from the north via the B1 (Heinrich-Erhardt-Straße). From there, you can turn towards the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf (HSD) into Toulouser Allee and follow this street for about 500 m until you reach the entrance to the new VDZ building (Toulouser Allee 71, 40476 Düsseldorf) on the south side of the building.

Are you interested in the training programme?

Registration is open.

2.500,- € per participant


„Crash Course for Young Engineers“
14.06. - 18.06.2021

2.500,- €

Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this course?

Julia Volchkova

+49-211-45 78-402

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