WCA's IWD2020 Mini-Series: Profiles of Senior Figures in the Chinese Cement Industry

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, held on Sunday 8th March, WCA are creating a blog mini-series highlighting the achievements of women across the global cement industry and showcasing where our members are working hard to achieve gender equality and diversity in their companies.

In this blog, we showcase the careers of four prominent women in the Chinese cement industry, who have been central to technological developments which have driven forward industrial progress. 

Dr Hu Zhijuan – Director of the Sinoma Research and Design Institute

Dr Hu’s research focuses on pyro-systems, RDF technology and ultra-low emissions in the cement industry. Many of the technologies she has been in charge of have been successfully applied in real cement production lines, achieving high levels of energy savings, resource recycling and improved environmental protecton. For over thirty years, her work and efforts have greatly contributed to the development of the Chinese cement industry. (top left photo)


Wang Junmei – Chief Engineer at Sinoma Cement Co. Ltd

Ms Wang Junmei has over thirty years’ experience working in the cement industry, where she has been particularly engaged in production technology management. She has been involved in several technological innovation and transformation initiatives, as well as solving numerous technical problems within cement plants. Ms Wang has made remarkable achievements and prominent contributions in the field of production technology management, and was recognised with the honour of Model Worker at National Level at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. She is also a member of WCA’s Technology and Innovation Committee. (top right photo)


Ma Jiaomei – Sr Engineer and Assistant Director of Technology Application at the Sinoma Research Institute

Ma Jiaomei has worked as a researcher for over 11 years in the area of technologies for energy saving and environmental protection with regards to cement production. She is also responsible for the design and calculations for Sinoma’s pyro-system, which is installed in more than 100 cement line. Several of the novel equipment and technologies she has developed have been registered patents. These have been utilised for example in deNOx calciners, reducing ammonia by 70%, high efficiency preheaters, generating energy savings of 10% and pyro-systems which can reach 640kcal/kg of clinker. She is a key member of the 2nd generation NSP process research team. Many cement lines she has been in charge of have achieved world-class levels of energy savings in the field of cement manufacture. She is also a member of WCA's Environment and Climate Change Committee. (bottom left photo)


Rosy Wang Zhirong – WCA Senior Coordinator

WCA’s very own Rosy Wang was a former plant manager with Lafarge Cement, achieving the best performance in the group. During her time with Schneider Electric, she developed the most popular Energy Management System, now implemented in around 100 cement lines. She also delivered advanced trainings at Qilianshan Cement Company, a subsidiary of CNBM.

She now is a vital member of the WCA team, in charge of coordinating the four professional committees, and organising our members-only forums and plant audit PEGASUS service. (bottom right photo

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