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FLSmidth acquires KnowledgeScape for its digital portfolio

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has acquired KnowledgeScape and its advanced solutions to expand its digital ENABLR™ portfolio. The KnowledgeScape™ portfolio has documented capabilities in increasing the total output of a processing plant by 4-10 per cent. At the same time, its solutions reduce power, water and reagent consumption, which contribute significantly to the goals of FLSmidth’s MissionZero sustainability strategy. "With this acquisition, FLSmidth reinforces a strong track record of M&A and integra...

Ash Grove to modernise Port Manatee terminal with new ship unloader

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH-owned Ash Grove Cement (formerly Suwannee American Cement) is undertaking a major transformation project at its Port Manatee deepwater import terminal in Florida. The project will improve Ash Grove’s capacity to import cement, cement slag and flyash to meet the existing and future needs of customers in the Florida and south Georgia markets. The upgrade project includes the addition of a high-capacity FLSmidth/Kovako ship unloader at the terminal, together with the upgrade of existi...

Cemtech highlights latest advances in clinker reduction, ARM and new binder concepts

23 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The second day's afternoon session of Cemtech 'Decarbonising the cement industry' virtual conference presented four innovative technology papers on clinker reduction, alternative raw materials and new binder concepts. FLSmidth’s Global Process Line Manager, Steven Miller, outlined why clay calcination is crucial for the cement industry to reduce is carbon footprint. "These projects have a lower capital investment than a new clinker line and produce a 'greener' product," said Steven M...

FLSmidth appoints regional presidents for Australia and South America

31 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Tamer Eid has been named by FLSmidth as the company's new president for the Australia region, effective 14 September 2020. Over his career, Mr Eid has held various senior executive and technical roles in the mining and oil and gas sectors. He has also led international service businesses that directly supported the production assets of the world’s leading mining and oil and gas companies. Along with his MBA and Mechanical Engineering degree, he brings with him extensive experience within th...

FLSmidth's revenue guidance for 2020 is DKK15.5-17bn

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth's revenue in 2020 is forecast to be DKK15.5bn-17bn (US$2.48bn-2.72bn), says the company. EBITA margin is expected to be 4.5-6 per cent, which takes into account around DKK210m of implementation costs related to business improvement activities. On 23 March FLSmidth's financial guidance for 2020 was suspended due to the global uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On 28 April the company announced that full-year results were expected to be below the initial guidance. Visibilit...

FLSmidth's 1H20 revenue slips to DKK3.85bn

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

In the 2Q20 FLSmidth's revenue amounted to DKK3.846bn (US$608.8m) compared to DKK5.472bn in the 2Q19, down 30 per cent YoY with a 22 per cent decline in mining and a 41 per cent decrease in cement. The relatively sharper decline in cement was not only due to a more severe impact of COVID-19 on the cement industry but also a result of a lower level of cement capital orders in the past four quarters, reported FLSmidth. FLSmidth’s organic order intake declined by 29 per cent and organ...

FLSmidth's 2Q20 preliminary report sees 29% decline in order intakes

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth released its preliminary 2Q20 report ahead of the full interim 2Q20 results due to the volatility in order intake and revenue combined with the suspension of guidance caused by COVID-19. Across all regions, the mining industry and especially the cement industry have been negatively affected by the pandemic. In the 2Q20, organic order intake declined 29 per cent and organic revenue dropped 26 per cent YoY. Order intake totalled DKK3348m (US$526.2m) compared to DKK4954m in 2Q19. Reve...

Vietnam: increasing demand for sustainable technologies

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

In terms of cement production, Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, thanks to robust domestic demand and its position amongst the world’s top cement exporters. However, this success has brought challenges and the industry is now pushing to reduce its environmental impact and optimise efficiency through the latest technology. Maxime Ramael, country head for Vietnam at FLSmidth, explains how the latest technology is supporting this endeavour. By FLSmidth, Vietnam. ...

Experiences with alternative fuels

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Cemtech hosted a live webinar on best practice for alternative fuels (AF) with renowned speakers from VDZ, FLSmidth and W&P Zement explaining how the cement industry has been developing its AF substitution rates in Europe. Starting the webinar was Dr Volker Hoenig, managing director of VDZ, which represents the German cement industry, discussed the evolution of AF in Germany. He stressed the most important aspects of using AF were the four core elements of: transparency, quality c...

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...