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FLSmidth wins supply contract in Bolivia

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World Cement,

FLSmidth has been awarded a contract by SOBOCE for an OK™ 36-4 cement grinding system to be installed at their Viacha cement plant, located 22 Km outside the capital city of La Paz, Bolivia.

The scope of the supply contract includes cement grinding system equipment, engineering, and site advisory services.

This will be the first vertical roller mill for cement grinding in Bolivia, and will produce high strength cement with 5000 Blaine. At 4000 m above sea level it will also have the highest installed elevation for any OK mill in the Americas. Additional scope of supply includes a longitudinal stacker, a sizer for gypsum and pozzolan, Airtech filter, Ventomatic® silos and packing plant.

Once installed, the new cement mill-grinding system and packing plant will allow SOBOCE to increase their production capacity to meet the demand for cement consumption in Bolivia.

FLSmidth installed the existing line at Viacha in the late 1990s and in 2010 an expansion project that enabled the plant to double their capacity. The awarding of the contract is evidence of the strong business relationship between SOBOCE and FLSmidth, and continued close collaboration and partnership between the two parties.

Commissioning of the project is set to be completed in Q1 2017.

Edited from source by Joseph Green. Source: FLSmidth

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