Danish firm wins major contract in Algeria
FL Smidth recently signed a $128 million contract to provide the Algerian Cement Company (ACC) with machinery and equipment as well as civil construction drawings and steel structures for a greenfield cement clinker plant, stated a press release.
The plant will be built at M’sila, some 240 kilometers southeast of Algiers. It is scheduled to go onstream in the summer of 2004 and will have an output capacity of 5,000 tons per day (tpd). Based on the continuing upward trends in cement consumption in Algeria, the M’sila project includes an option for doubling the production capacity.
ACC is the first privately owned company in the cement sector in Algeria. The major shareholder in ACC is the Egyptian company Orascom Construction Industries. It is the first time that FL Smidth is to co-operate with Orascom, which via its Algerian subsidiary will be in charge of building the cement plant.
Based in Denmark, FL Smidth supplies turnkey cement plants, plant installations, machinery, spare parts, control systems as well as know-how, services and training related hereto. The company has supplied equipment for the three latest greenfield cement plants in Algeria; the last of which was commissioned in 1994. — (menareport.com)
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