FLSmidth is to supply a cement grinding plant to Meghna Cement Mills Ltd in Mongla in the Bagarhat District of Bangladesh. The contract covers engineering, procurement, and supply of equipment for a 415 tph plant that will producer portland composite cement at 3800 Blaine.
The order is a “significant one”, said Per Mejnert Kristensen, President of FLSmidth’s Cement Division. “We are proud to partner with one of the biggest cement companies in Bangladesh.”
Meghna Cement Mills produces around 1 million tpy, according to its website, and is part of Bashundhara Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Bangladesh. It markets its products under the King Brand Cement trademark.
The contract includes a range of equipment from the Danish engineering company and its subsidiaries.
Cement will ground using an FLSmidth OK 54-6 mill with planetary gear from FLSmidth MAAG Gear. Environmental pollution control will be provided by fabric filters from FLSmidth Airtech, while weigh feeders from FLSmidth Pfister and a plant control system from FLSmidth Automation will provide process control.
"Bangladesh is an important market for FLSmidth,” said Carsten Riisberg Lund, Country Head of FLSmidth India. “With the growth expectations and the many infrastructure projects in the pipeline to support this growth, we expect an increasing level of activity in Bangladesh in the coming years.”
Bangladesh’s construction industry is expected to grow at an annual average rate of 8.5% over the next decade, according to BMI Research, on the back of strong foreign direct investment and government initiatives.
Its strategic location in the Indian Ocean has seen the country benefit from interest from Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Japanese companies. Meanwhile, the government has renewed its focus on development transportation, communication, and power infrastructure in the country – a trend that should be positive for demand for building materials in the country.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/indian-subcontinent/10072017/maghna-cement-mills-inks-deal-with-flsmidth/
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