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FLSmidth announces new contract – third in a week

World Cement,

FLSmidth has signed a contract worth €32.1 million (approximately DKK239 million) with Administración Nacional De Combustibles, Alcohol y Portland (ANCAP), a state-owned Uruguayan company, to supply equipment and supervision for upgrading the company's Paysandú cement plant whose first production line was supplied by FLSmidth in 1972. The plant is located in the Paysandú province, 400 km northwest of Montevideo near the Argentinean border.

This order is a continuation of the Paysandú upgrade which FLSmidth earlier has supplied equipment for.

The order entails upgrading the existing kiln 2 from a capacity of 750 tpd to a future capacity of 1800 tpd. The upgrading of the kiln will lead to significant environmental improvements and more energy-efficient cement production.

The equipment to be supplied for the modernisation programme comprises a raw material crushing unit, a raw material storage, feed silos, a raw mill feeding system, a raw grinding unit, silo equipment, an ILC preheater, modification of the existing kiln, a clinker cooler, a clinker conveying system and electrical and control equipment.

"We are happy to continue the successful cooperation with ANCAP, which dates back to 1956, contributing to the quality assurance and modernisation of their cement production. The order confirms our close relationship with ANCAP and underlines FLSmidth's value proposition as a One Source provider of products and services as well as our strong market position in the Uruguayan cement industry, having supplied by far most of its manufacturing equipment," Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen says.

The order will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth's earnings until in mid 2012.

Three in a row

On 21st May, FLSmidth announced two contracts that were awarded by Carthage Cement in Tunisia. The first, worth €107 million (DKK797 million), comprised equipment and services for a 5800 tpd state-of-the-art cement plant to be located approximately 40 km southwest of Tunis.

The scope of supply includes a full pyroprocessing line, ATOX and UMS mills, silos, a complete automated ECS installation (Expert Control and Supervision) as well as a packing plant. To achieve the best environmental performance the plant also features a QCX quality control system, gas analysing equipment and air pollution control filters.

The second contract is for operations and maintenance. The scope of supply includes complete staffing of the plant for operation and maintenance of the equipment, training of the staff as well as sourcing and inventory control of spare parts and lubricants.

The objective of the operation and maintenance contract is to ensure a high production level of the plant as well as ensuring an ongoing knowledge transfer and training of the local staff.

"FLSmidth has a long history in Tunisia and other North African countries and we believe that the African cement market will continue to offer opportunities for growth. This project is therefore very important and will further strengthen our position in the region. The cement plant will be one of the largest in North Africa featuring the latest technology, the most energy efficient solutions and the highest environmental standards," Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen comments.

For more contract and projects news, don’t forget to check out the July issue, which includes World Cement’s annual World Review – available soon.

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