Danish cement and minerals contracting firm FLSmidth has been awarded two construction contracts in the Middle East region, worth a total of around $152m, and a maintenance contract in Egypt for an undisclosed amount.

The first contract, worth around $89m, was awarded by India’s Afcons Infrastructure Limited and will see FLSmidth help in the construction of the Aqaba Phosphate Rock Terminal for the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company.    

The scope of works for FLSmidth includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, fabrication, erection, testing and commissioning, as well as training of the terminal’s personnel.

The second contract, worth $63m, will see the company provide engineering services and equipment for the expansion of a copper mine. The company declined to name the company who awarded the contract or the location of the mine.  

FLSmidth will supply stockpile feeders, ball mills, pumps and cyclones, flotation cells, concentrate and tailings thickeners and concentrate filters for the 7 million tonne-a-year copper concentrator.

The company has also been awarded a five-year operation and maintenance contract by Egypt’s Wadi El-Nile Cement Company for a cement plant in the North African state.  

“Egypt is a very well-known market to FLSmidth, as we have delivered several cement plants in the country, which is undertaking large investments in the development of their infrastructure,” says Jorgen Huno Rasmussen, group chief executive officer.