FL Smidth wins more Iran cement contracts

03 October 2003
Denmark's FL Smidth has announced the award of two more equipment contracts, worth a total value of Eur 37 million ($42.5 million), for work in the local cement sector. The larger of the two contracts, worth Eur 23 million ($26.4 million), calls for the supply of machinery for a grassroots plant at Firouzkuh, planned by the privately-owned Faraz Firouzkuh Cement Company (FCC). The other, valued at Eur 14 million ($16.1 million), has been placed by the Iranian Khazar Cement Company (FKZZ) and involves equipment supply for the upgrade and modernisation of its Khazar plant. Schmidt has won a series of major contracts in the local cement sector this year: its largest, worth Eur $70 million ($79 million), was awarded in June for the supply of two cement lines for the local Saveh White Cement (MEED 11:7:03).

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.

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