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KHD awarded contract to build new cement plant in Malaysia

World Cement,

Straits Cement has awarded KHD a €100 million contract to build a new cement plant with a capacity of 5000 tpd of cement.

The new plant, which will be located near Kuantan, Malaysia, is to be built according to the latest environmental standards.

KHD’s supply will include a five stage preheater with low-NOx precalciner, PYRORAPID® rotary kiln with PYROJET® burner, PYROFLOOR® grate cooler, and energy-efficient COMFLEX® grinding systems for both limestone and clinker.

KHD – AVIC partnership

KHD consortial partner, AVIC, will supply the complete structural steel portion, various electrical and mechanical packages, as well as plant erection. KHD’s CEO, Jouni Salo, said of the deal: “This is a perfect example of one of the many ways that the KHD – AVIC partnership can better support customers in the fast-growing Asia Pacific market.”

Straits Cement – part of the YTL Group

Straits Cement is a 100% subsidiary of the Malaysian YTL Group. YTL Cement Berhad is the second largest cement producer in Malaysia and, through its subsidiary Buildcon Concrete Sdn Bhd, the country’s largest producer of ready-mix concrete. The company also owns and operates an integrated cement plant in the Zhe Jiang Province in China, with an annual capacity of 2 million t of cement. YTL has been successfully operating a KHD-built plant in Pahang, Malaysia for many years.

Adapted from press release by Callum O’Reilly.

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