The FCC contract, which also includes erection supervision, calls for the supply of a complete pyroprocessing system, including a kiln and clinker conveying system, a control system, two electrostatic precipitators, a hammer crusher, circular storage and raw meal silos. The equipment, to be delivered over 15 months, will be installed on the 3,300-tonne-a-day (t/d) plant, which is due to be commissioned in the autumn of 2006. FCC is a newly-established joint venture between local interests and Germany’s Breitenburger Auslandbeteiligung, part owned by Switzerland’s Holcim.

The other contract with FKZZ, part of the Fars & Khouzestan Cement Company Group, involves the supply of a raw mill and a cement mill and the upgrade of the kiln and control systems. Deliveries will take place over the next 15 months. On completion of the upgrade in the summer of 2005, production capacity at the Khazar plant will double to 4,000 t/d.