Denmark's FL Smidth has signed a purchase order with the first privately owned company in the cement sector in Algeria, the Algerian Cement Company (ACC).
The order includes the supply of machinery and equipment for an additional 5,000 ton-per-day (tpd) cement production line to be established at the company’s plant at M’Sila, some 240 kilometers southeast of the capital of Algiers. The total contract value amounts to €56 million, stated a press release.
FL Smidth is in the process of completing a similar cement production line at the M’Sila plant. This production line is currently being run-in and the handing over of the plant to the customer is expected to take place during the spring of 2004.
Most of the machinery and equipment will be delivered during 2004 with a view to the production line coming on stream during the summer of 2005. The project will be implemented in co-operation with Orascom, the Egyptian building contractor, which was also in charge of the construction and erection of the first production line.
The contract awarded to FL Smidth includes the supply of an ATOX raw mill including a MAAG gear, a pyroprocessing system complete with preheater, calciner and clinker cooler and two UMS cement mills. In addition, FLSmidth Materials Handling will supply silos and equipment, Ventomatic will provide four complete cement packing lines and FL Smidth Airtech will deliver electrostatic precipitators. — (menareport.com)
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