FLSmidth has won a contract worth more than DKK 360m (approximately €48m) to supply machinery for a new 4500tpd cement production line. The contract has been signed with Aresco, an Egyptian company which is building a cement plant for Sudan-based Al Takomol Cement Company.
Aresco is a member of the ASEC Group, which FLSmidth has previously worked with in building a grey and a white production line in Sinai in 1999 and, more recently, in building another grey production line in Sinai.
The contract comprises all the main machinery and engineering for the plant which is to be built at Atbara in northern Sudan, 200 km north of the capital Kahartoum. FLSmidth’s projecting and machine construction will take place outside Sudan.
The equipment supplies comprise an EV crusher, raw material stores, an ATOX 40 raw mill, a CF silo, a five-stage preheater and calciner, a rotary kiln and an SF Cross-Bar cooler in addition to two UMS cement mills and three packing lines.
Several FLSmidth companies and divisions, including FLSmidth Airtech, FLSmidth Automation, Pfister, MAAG Gear and Ventomatic are participating in the project.
The order will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth’s earnings until the production line is commissioned in 2009.