Holcim has awarded a US$247m contract to FLSmidth for their new plant at Ste Genevieve, Missouri. Located on the Mississippi River, this greenfield plant will feature the largest single clinker production line anywhere in the world with a capacity of 12,000tpd of clinker or more than 4Mta.
Holcim (US) Inc., a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd. of Switzerland - underwent a six year process of reviews and permits involving eight federal and state regulatory agencies. With the use of the most advanced equipment and technology available, emission limits will be among the lowest of any cement plant in the United States and the world.
The focal point of the plant will be the single pyro process system with 6.6 meter diameter and 93m long kiln and the latest generation Multi-Moveable-Cross-Bar cooler rated for 12,000tpd. The ILC five-stage preheater with low NOx and CO calciner will meet the strict environmental and efficiency considerations. Furthermore, the supply of four OK 36-4 Vertical Roller Mills for cement grinding has reinforced this solution as the market standard. Many of FLSmidth’s companies and divisions will be represented in the project, including Pfister, MVT, FLSmidth Airtech, FLSmidth Automation and FFE Minerals. The contract covers the process, technology and equipment, but no civil works.