KHD Humboldt Wedag International Ltdannounced today that it has been selected by Akmenes Cementas AB, located in Naujoji Akmene, Lithuania, to provide a production line to produce 4500tpd of clinker. The Company values the new contract at approximately US$51 million. The order covers engineering, design and equipment supply, from raw-material crushing to clinker transport and distribution to silos. The Company also announced details of two orders received after the close of the third quarter, which together are valued at approximately $179 million and were included in the Company’s backlog of $925 million announced on November 14, 2007.
Jim Busche, CEO of KHD Humboldt Wedag International Ltd, commented, "We are pleased to be working with Akmenes Cementas, which is the only cement producer in Lithuania, and the largest cement producer in the Baltic region. Tailor-made solutions such as the one we will be providing to Admenes Cementas -- which has a requirement to deal with a high moisture content in the raw materials -- differentiate our technology from that of our competitors." Mr. Busche said the plant will be erected at the Akmenes facility approximately 80 kilometers northwest of Vilnius, Lithuania.
The Company’s scope of supply and services also includes core components such as an impact hammer mill; SEPMASTER(R) SKS-L-separator and ball mill for crushing, drying and grinding raw materials; a single-string four-stage preheater with PYROCLON(R) Low NOx calciner and PYROTOP(R) compact mixing chamber and PYROBOX(R) calciner firing systems; a rotary kiln with PYROSTREAM(R) burners and tertiary air duct; as well as a PYROFLOOR(R) clinker cooler with hammer-type clinker crusher; and process controller PYROFLOOR-CONTROL(R).
KHD also announced details of two orders received after September 30th of this year from India and Egypt following receipt of detailed equipment lists from the customers. The Indian contract, valued at approximately US$89 million, will provide equipment for a new slag-based cement plant to be erected by Jindal Steel Works. The Egyptian contract is with Cairo-based Orascom Construction Industries, which owns cement plants worldwide; the Orascom contract is valued at approximately US$90 million. Both the Jindal and the Orascom contracts were included in the Company’s backlog of $925 million announced on November 14, 2007.