A Bahrain company is reported to have signed a US$6.5m contract with FLSmidth to help three cement-iron ore manufacturing plants in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in creating a pollution-free environment, according to Gulf Daily News.
Atlas Transport and Contracting Company has signed three contracts with FLSmidth Airtech for the manufacturing and installation of electrostatic precipitators. In Bahrain, it will be installed at the iron ore plant GIIC and in Saudi Arabia at the Eastern Province Cement Company and Qassim Cement Company.
The equipment will contain the dust emission to the environment, said Atlas managing director Ahmed Ali Zaman, who signed the contracts with FLSmidth procurement manager Jens Tofte and contracts manager Steffen Houlberg.
"The dust particles in the gas emitted will be disposed of by the precipitators," he told the GDN. "The gas released to the environment will become clean."
All cement companies in Saudi Arabia are undergoing major expansion due to the growing heavy demand and scarcity for cement in the Gulf region, said Mr Zaman.
Atlas represents FLSmidth in the region and the business relations between the companies started in 1996, he noted. "Atlas will be doing all the manufacturing works in their workshop situated in Ma’Ameer Industrial Area," said Mr Zaman. "The equipment will be transported to the desired destinations using our own transportation facilities."
The value of this contract is BD1.3m.