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FLSmidth wins new operation and maintenance contract in Egypt

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FLSmidth has signed another contract with Wadi El Nile Cement Company (WNCC) for operation and maintenance of their cement plant located approximately 120 km south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The contract is a five-year continuation of the existing contract signed back in 2010.

In addition, WNCC also ordered an upgrade of the plant from 6000 to 7200 t of clinker per day; the upgrade will be executed as an integral part of the operation and maintenance contract. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the contract.

"The continuation of the contract is visible proof of the successful partnership we have with WNCC. We have now operated their 6000 tpd plant for almost five years. The performance delivered was the main driver for WNCC to expand and continue their partnership with FLSmidth. The extension of the operation and maintenance contract reflects our ability to increase our customers' productivity and preserve asset value," says Group Executive Vice President, Cement Division, Per Mejnert Kristensen.

The initial contract will expire at the end of 2016 and the new contract term is from January 2017 to December 2021. The upgrade to 7200 tpd is planned to be operational from summer 2017. The cement industry in Egypt has been a pioneer in outsourcing the operation and maintenance activities. FLSmidth has already signed contract with three customers in Egypt, and the North-African region continues to offer good opportunities for operation and maintenance activities.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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