Egypt: Wadi El Nile Cement to upgrade clinker output

Egypt: Wadi El Nile Cement to upgrade clinker output
Published: 20 September 2016


Wadi El Nile Cement Company (WNCC) has given FLSmidth an order to upgrade its plant from 6000 to 7200tpd of clinker. The order is contained within a new five-year maintenance contract with WNCC for its cement plant located approximately 120km south of Cairo. The arrangement is an extension of the original 2010 contract.

"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," says FLSmidth Group Executive Vice President – Cement Division, Per Mejnert Kristensen.

The initial contract will expire at the end of 2016 and the new contract term is from January 2017 to December 2021. The upgrade to 7200tpd is planned to be operational from summer 2017.