FLSmidth announces new orders in the Americas

FLSmidth announces new orders in the Americas
11 January 2016

FLSmidth has announced three new orders at cement plants in Canada, Colombia and Bolivia. 

Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd

Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd, owned by HeidelbergCement, has awarded a contract to FLSmidth for an OK™ 30-4 cement vertical mill to meet the increasing demand for cement in Canada.

The mill will be installed at Lehigh Hanson's existing Edmonton cement plant located 13km from downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Additional scope of supply includes a cement powder cooler, related process engineering, and site advisory and commissioning services.

Commissioning is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2017.

Cementos Argos 

Meanwhile, Colombian market leader Cementos Argos has contracted FLSmidth to supply an OK™ 33-4 cement mill system to be installed at the Sogamoso cement plant, in the Department of Boyacá, Colombia. This contract marks the fourth OK mill purchased by Argos.

The mill system will include cement storage, Ventomatic® packing plant, MAAG gear, Airtech filters, and auxiliary equipment.

The project is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2017.


The third new contract announced by FLSmidth is from Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA (SOBOCE) which has ordered an OK™ 36-4 cement grinding system to be installed at its Viacha cement plant, located 22km outside the Bolivian capital, La Paz.

The scope of supply includes cement grinding system equipment, engineering and site advisory services.

This will be the first vertical roller mill for cement grinding in Bolivia, and will produce high-strength cement with 5000 Blaine, FLSmidth highlighted.  Furthermore, at 4000m above sea level, it will have the highest-installed elevation for any OK mill in the Americas.  Additional scope of supply includes a longitudinal stacker, a sizer for gypsum and pozzolan, Airtech filter, Ventomatic® silos and packing plant.

Once installed, the new cement mill grinding system and packing plant will allow SOBOCE to increase its production capacity.

FLSmidth installed the existing line at Viacha in the late 1990s and in 2010 undertook an expansion project which enabled the plant to double its capacity.

Commissioning of the new project is scheduled to be completed in 1Q17.

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