FLSmidth wins contract for cement plant in Qatar
FLSmidth has won a contract worth approximately 168 million euro to supply all machinery and equipment for a new 5000 tonnes per day cement plant for Gulf Cement Company, Qatar. The order was won against fierce competition from other international suppliers.
The new plant is to be built west of Qatar's capital Doha. The contract comprises a crushing plant, raw material stores, silos, an ATOX raw mill, a raw meal silo, a complete ILC three-support kiln with preheater and SF Cross-Bar cooler and two OK cement mills. In addition, FLSmidth's product companies FLSmidth Airtech, Pfister and Ventomatic are to supply filters, dosing equipment and packing lines, and FLSmidth Automation will supply a complete quality and process control system. The contract also includes supervision, commissioning support, training and spare parts.
This is FLSmidth's first contract with Gulf Cement Company, Qatar, which is a relatively new cement producer in the Middle East. The company was listed on the Stock Exchange in Doha, Qatar, in April 2006. The new plant will be the first complete plant FLSmidth is to build in the country. The order will contribute positively to FLSmidth's earnings until the cement plant is commissioned medio 2009.