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Ecocementos orders new cement plant

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Spanish engineering and construction company, OHL Industrial has received a contract to build a new cement plant in Colombia by Ecocementos, a company jointly owned by Cementos Molins and Grupa Corona. The contract is worth €224.6 million (US$238 million).

The plant will be built in the municipality of Sonson and will have a production capacity of 3150 tpd of clinker and about 1.35 million tpy of cement. It will generate 800 jobs during construction and 220 – 250 direct and indirect jobs when operational.

As part of the project, OHL Industrial has awarded FLSmidth contract for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for the cement production line. The contract is worth US$60 million.

The order includes a complete range of equipment from crushing to packing and loadout, the Denmark-based engineering company said in a press release. Equipment will include an ATOX 37.5 vertical mill for raw grinding, and ATOX 17.5 million for coal grinding, ROTAX-2 rotary kiln with low NOX ILC calciner, FLSmidth Cross-Bar cooler, JETFLEX burner and OK 39-4 vertical mill for cement grinding.

“The project underlines FLSmidth’s strength as a leading supplier of the most productive and energy efficient equipment and technology – and our market leading position as a full scope plant provider,” said Per Mejnert Krinensen, Group Executive Vice President of FLSmidth’s Cement Division.

The project is expected to be completed by 1Q18.

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