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FLSmidth to handle Yanbu Cement Company’s efficiency upgrades

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After concluding several successful projects in recent years, including an automation upgrade and retrofit of the burner system in 2018 and a service agreement in 2019, Yanbu Cement Company (YCC) signed an agreement in early 2020 for an efficiency upgrade, focusing on reducing heat and power consumption.

With increased attention on sustainability in the region, Yanbu, located 400 km north of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, has chosen FLSmidth to provide the equipment and conduct the installation, projected to bring significant reduction in heat and power consumption. The project includes: new top cyclones, cooler modifications and removal of old ESP filters.

“We are constantly on the lookout for more efficient ways to run the operation. With a project like this, we are not only reducing emissions, we are also cutting costs by minimising heat and power consumption. It is a win-win situation,” explains Amr Nader, COO of Yanbu Cement. “Over the years, FLSmidth have proven to be a world-class provider of sustainable solutions and was the obvious choice to handle these upgrades.”

FLSmidth was pleased to receive the order from Yanbu as it was a repeat order from a valued customer. “The order reaffirms our strong and long-lasting relationship with Yanbu,” says Martin Paterson, Head of Upgrade Sales at FLSmidth. “We know the site and expect equipment to be delivered, installed and commissioned by end of 2020,” Paterson concludes.

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