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US cement plant modernisation contract awarded to FLSmidth

World Cement,

A cement plant in the United States has awarded FLSmidth a US$ 136 million contract for the modernisation of its cement production facility.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project aims to convert one of the plant's existing wet process kilns to a preheater, precalciner kiln. As a result, the plant will be able to meet environmental targets by reducing its emissions and energy consumption levels, ahead of the anticipated NESHAP regulations in the US.

The scope of supply includes an FLSmidth drier crusher, modification of the existing kiln, a new 1-stage preheater with calciner, a kiln bypass system, a Cross-Bar(TM) cooler, a coal dosing system by FLSmidth Pfister and an ATOXTM solid fuel mill with an FLSmidth MAAG Gear reducer.

With the installation of three new FLSmidth fabric filters, the project will significantly improve the plant's ability to reduce particulate emissions. Similarly, an FLSmidth control system will optimise operational efficiency. A new HOTDISC(TM) reactor will also be installed, allowing the plant to increase its consumption of car tyres as alternative fuels.

Commenting on the contract, Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, Group CEO, stated: “The United States cement industry is facing a number of challenges, ranging from a slowly recovering economy to significant regulatory changes in plant emission standards. We are very pleased to work with one of our much valued customers as they take a leading role in investing in the future of this industry.”

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.

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