The Wadi El Nile Cement Company (WNCC) has signed a new five-year contract with FLSmidth that will see the Danish firm continue to maintain and operate a 2Mta plant located 120km south of Cairo.
In addition to the operations contract, FLSmidth will upgrade the plant to increase its capacity to around 2.4Mta. The new capacity is expected to come online by mid-2017.
FLSmidth Cement Division Group Executive Vice President, Per Mejnert Kristensen, said: “The continuation of the contract is visible proof of the successful partnership we have with WNCC. We have now operated their 6000tpd plant for almost five years. The performance delivered was the main driver for WNCC to expand and continue their partnership with FLSmidth. The extension of the operation and maintenance contract reflects our ability to increase our customers' productivity and preserve asset value.”