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FLSmidth wins kiln alignment order from Dangote Cement

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has entered into a frame agreement with the African conglomerate Dangote Industries to provide hot kiln alignment services to 16 Dangote kilns located in Africa. The six-year agreement will see FLSmidth providing hot kiln alignment services to Dangote kilns in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, the Republic of Congo, South Africa and Nigeria. Nigeria is the largest market covered in the agreement, with three locations comprised of 10 lines. The Hot Kiln Alignment Service agreement is bas...

FLSmidth to supply OK mill to CalPortland's Mojave plant

27 May 2020, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has awarded a supply contract to FLSmidth for its Mojave raw mill project. The scope of supply includes engineering, equipment and installation of a new OK 48-4 raw mill with a condition monitoring system and an ECS/ProcessExpert system. "The new OK Raw Mill from FLSmidth will increase reliability and efficiency at our Mojave plant," says Bruce E Shafer, senior vice president for cement operations at CalPortland. "This mill is a natural choice to continue on the sustainable jour...

FLSmidth's interim 1Q20 report sees COVID-19 impact business results

28 April 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth reports that the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying the cement industry's apprehensiveness to start large capital investments, but producers in both mining and cement are increasingly looking at digitalised solutions, driven by the restrictions of on-site services. Cement service order intake was stable in 1Q20 compared to 1Q19, but total cement order intake declined 50 per cent, due to hesitation on capital investments and the absence of large project orders. Order intake for ceme...

Yanbu Cement to reduce heat and power consumption

22 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based Yanbu Cement Co(YCC) has signed an agreement in early 2020 for a considerable efficiency upgrade to be carried out by FLSmidth, focussing on reducing heat and power consumption.  With increased attention on sustainability in the region, YCC, located 400km north of Jeddah, has chosen FLSmidth to provide the equipment and carry out the installation, projected to bring significant reduction in heat and power consumption. The project includes the supply and installation of new top ...

FLSmidth suspends financial guidance for 2020

25 March 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has suspended its financial guidance for 2020, following the global uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. "The underlying mining and cement industries remain sound but given the day-to-day development in markets around the world, we are currently unable to assess the extent of the impact," said the company in a statement. The company is reporting increasing disruptions to customers and its own operations, with higher costs related to more complex logistics and a ...

Caribbean Cement Co inaugurates new packing equipment

05 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Caribbean Cement Co has inaugurated a new palletising machine at its Rockfort plant to reduce manual packing. The FLSmidth Ventomatic Polimat palletiser is one of two new packing machines acquired by the company and while one machine is already up and running, the commissioning of the second is already underway. "Our production capacity, as of today, with only this new palletiser, is now more than 100 per cent of the total Jamaican market. We are able to, right now before instal...

MissionZero: climate change in the cement industry

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

In November 2019 FLSmidth announced its sustainability ambition for 2030 entitled ‘MissionZero’ which aligns with some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to address climate change. Thomas Schulz, CEO of FLSmidth, explains the programme’s objectives and goals as the company focusses on helping its cement industry customers on their journey towards zero environmental impact from production. Thomas Schulz, CEO of FLSmidth, speaks with ICR about MissionZero ICR: W...

FLSmidth appoints Mikko Tepponen as new chief digital officer

03 March 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has named Mikko Tepponen as its new chief digital officer, effective 1 June 2020. Mr Tepponen was previously employed by Finland-based Wärtsilä, where he gained extensive experience. He brings to FLSmidth knowledge in digital transformation of industrial companies as well as experience in terms of digital topics such as product development, internal efficiencies, customer behaviour, data architecture and a digital culture. These will also be focus areas for him in FLSmidth. FLSmidt...

FLSmidth sees order intake decline 10%

12 February 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth’s order intake declined 10 per cent YoY to DKK19.554bn (US$2.86bn) in 2019, on the back of a decrease in large capital orders due to market uncertainty and a delay in customer decisions, according to a press release. "2019 has been a year of challenges but also successes. We maintained a stable growth in revenue and the service business gained momentum over the year. We see rising demand for our solutions to help customers obtain a more sustainable production, and good progress wa...

VICEM and FLSmidth announce sustainable production agreement

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam National Cement Corp (VICEM) and FLSmidth have announced their cooperation “to pioneer new solutions to significantly improve the sustainability of the cement sector in Vietnam”. The focus of the agreement will be to implement technologies that considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions, find new alternative fuel solutions and ways to further improve air quality. The cooperation between the two companies includes the commitment to jointly develop industrial-scale innovations to ...