FLSmidth awarded two cement projects in Brazil

FLSmidth awarded two cement projects in Brazil
Published: 29 December 2011

Cimpor Cimentos do Brasil has awarded FLSmidth the US$132m contract for two cement plants in Brazil. The contracts comprises equipment for the Caxitu project, a new greenfield cement works in near the town of Joâo Pessoa, Paraiba state, and a new kiln line at Cezarina, Goia state.


The scope of supply for the Caxitu project includes a circular limestone storage, a longitudinal storage and reclaimer system for raw materials and a similar system for additives, a longitudinal storage for petcoke, an Atox raw mill, a Tirax coal mill, an in-line calciner preheater system and a Rotax kiln and SF cooler. The scope of supply for the Cezarina project comprises a complete pyro line including an Atox raw mill, a CF silo, an in-line calciner preheater system, a Rotax kiln and an FLSmidth Cross-Bar cooler. FLSmidth will also supply air pollution control systems for the two projects, featuring the latest pyro technology for burning and utilising waste fuels.


"Brazil is continuously investing heavily in development projects, both to support upcoming events such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games and to provide housing and build infrastructure, and this order enables FLSmidth to maintain its leading role in supporting Brazil’s rapidly expanding cement industry, and maintain close ties with our long term customer Cimpor", Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen comments.


Commissioning is expected to take place in 2013.