FLSmidth to modernise Uruguayan cement plant

FLSmidth to modernise Uruguayan cement plant
Published: 28 May 2010

FLSmidth has signed a contract worth EUR32.1m with Administración Nacional De Combustibles, Alcohol y Portland (ANCAP), a state-owned Uruguayan company, to supply equipment and supervision for upgrading the company’s Paysandú cement plant whose first production line was supplied by FLSmidth in 1972. The plant is located in the Paysandú province, 400km northwest of Montevideo near the Argentinean border.
This order is a continuation of the Paysandú upgrade which FLSmidth earlier has supplied equipment for.
The order entails upgrading the existing kiln 2 from a capacity of 750tpd to a future capacity of 1800tpd The upgrading of the kiln will lead to significant environmental improvements and more energy-efficient cement production.
The equipment to be supplied for the modernisation programme comprises a raw material crushing unit, a raw material storage, feed silos, a raw mill feeding system, a raw grinding unit, silo equipment, an ILC preheater, modification of the existing kiln, a clinker cooler, a clinker conveying system and electrical and control equipment.