After one year's development of the concept, FLSmidth has now signed an innovative O&M-contract worth EUR 37 million for the operation and maintenance of a cement plant in Egypt built by FLSmidth. The customer, Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has entrusted FLSmidth with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the new cement plant for five years starting from the inauguration in early 2008.
The contract entails that FLSmidth will be responsible for recruitment, instruction and further training of some 150 local staff who will be in charge of operating and maintaining the plant. Under the contract FLSmidth will also be responsible for maintaining a stock of spare parts that will guarantee maximum operational stability. The aim is also to ensure a high level of production efficiency through continuous upgrading of the production process and ongoing training of the staff.
"With the signing of this contract, FLSmidth's relationship with ACC has shown the way for a new form of ongoing partnership which we expect to have a positive influence on the future development of our business and the cement industry as a whole," Group CEO Jorgen Huno Rasmussen said.