FLSmidth has been awarded an order from Cielo Azul Cementos y Calizas S.A. for engineering, procurement and supply of a complete cement production line with the latest environmental pollution control systems and technology. The facility will be located near the city of Treinta y Tres, approximately 300 km from Montevideo, and marks the established ready mix concrete player’s entry into the cement production business.

The $30+ million order comprises of a complete range of equipment ranging from crushing to a palletizing system. FLSmidth will deliver energy-efficient technology including ATOX vertical roller mills for raw and coal grinding, an OKTM 25-3 vertical mill for cement grinding, FLSmidth Cross-Bar cooler and a low- NOx in-line-calciner kiln system.

“We are proud that Cielo Azul has chosen FLSmidth as their partner as they enter the world of cement production. FLSmidth has a 135-year proven track record of understanding and sharing our customers’ ambitions. We develop the most advanced technology in our industries and offer market-leading product and service ranges. Together with Cielo Azul, we will leverage on our knowledge and experience to deliver the most energy-efficient cement plant in Uruguay,” said Per Mejnert Kristensen, group executive vice president, cement division.

The order will be fully executed by the end of 2018.