FLSmidth has signed contracts with the state-owned Uruguayan company Administración Nacional de Combustibles, Alcohol y Portland (ANCAP) to provide equipment and supervision for upgrade of two cement plants in Uruguay. The total value of the contracts is approximately EUR30m.
The equipment is for the Minas plant situated in the Lavalleja province 120km northeast of the capital Montevideo and for the Paysandú plant located in the Paysandú province 400km northwest of Montevideo near the Argentinean border.
For the Minas plant FLSmidth is to supply a complete coal grinding system comprising raw coal feeding equipment, an ATOX coal mill and a coal fines silo including feeders and burners. In addition, FLSmidth is to supply a complete pyroprocessing line comprising a slurry drier, a two-stage preheater, an SF Cross-bar cooler and a clinker belt conveyor plus a complete electrical and control equipment package.
The Minas plant will be prepared for possible subsequent conversion to the dry-process.
For the Paysandú plant FLSmidth is also to supply a complete coal grinding system comprising a raw coal feeding system, an ATOX coal mill and a coal fines silo including feeders and burners. The coal grinding system is to process coal for the plant’s two cement kilns. The Paysandú contract also includes a complete electrical and control equipment package.
In addition, FLSmidth has signed supervision contracts for both plants. The contracts run until 2012 and cover supervision of the construction, installation and commissioning of the two production plants.