FLSmidth reaches agreement to exit O&M contracts in Nigeria

FLSmidth reaches agreement to exit O&M contracts in Nigeria
Published: 07 May 2015


In November 2013 FLSmidth signed a number of contracts with the Nigerian cement producer Dangote Cement PLC for operation and maintenance of production lines at their Ibese and Obajana cement plants in Nigeria for a period of five years.

Due to changed market conditions, Dangote Cement and FLSmidth have reached an agreement to end the operation and maintenance collaboration on the two plants, the Danish equipment supplier said in a statement yesterday.

The discontinuation of the O&M contracts will have no impact on FLSmidth's Group guidance for 2015, the company highlighted. However, the demobilisation in Nigeria will have a negative impact on EBITDA in the Customer Services division in the first quarter in 2015 of DKK-73m (EUR-9.8m). Additionally, the order backlog has been reduced by DKK671m at the end of Q1 2015 as a consequence of the agreement, FLSmidth added.