FLSmidth has lately received orders for 15 vertical mills for the Chinese cement industry at a total value of approximately DKK250m (EUR34m). The orders come in the wake of a number of corresponding contracts signed earlier this year and confirm the positive development for the Danish company on the important Chinese market for cement plants and equipment. "The Chinese cement industry continues to modernise and expand at a rapid pace, and FLSmidth has succeeded in maintaining a very substantial share of the market for cement equipment supplied by foreign producers", says CEO Frank Gad, adding that FLSmidth has supplied machinery and equipment to the Chinese cement industry since 1906.
The contracts, with seven different cement producers, were negotiated by FLSmidth sales office in China. The company’s Valby complex will design and supply the main components, whilst a large part of the machinery manufacture will take place locally. The contracts include the following supplies:
Eight Atox 50 raw mills for Anhui Conch Cement Co’s four 5000tpd production lines in four different provinces in Central and South China.
Two Atox 50 raw mills for Three Lions Cement Co’s 5000tpd production lines in the Zhejiang province.
One Atox 45 raw mill for the Shandong Shanlu Cement Co’s 3500tpd production line in the Shandong province.
Three Atox 50 raw mills for Yunfu Tianshan Cement Co’s production line in Guangdong province for Yufeng Cement Co in Guangxi province and for Qinling Cement Co in the Shaanxi province. Each line with a production capacity of 5000tpd.
One Atox 52.5 raw mill for Liaoning Bohai Cement Co. in Liaoning province.
The fifteen mills are scheduled for delivery by the end of the first quarter of 2004.