FLSmidth received a contract from Cemex for the supply of a 2,800-tpd cement production line to be installed at the company’s new Cementera del Magdalena Medio S.A.S. cement plant. The plant is located in the department of Antioquia, approximately 135 km from Medellín.
The production line will use the latest technology and achieve high environmental and quality standards, noted the manufacturer. The department of Antioquia is a region in Colombia that is expected to see an increase in cement demand resulting from continued economic growth as well as planned investments in infrastructure.
In addition to engineering services, project management and commissioning, all major processing machines are included. The pyro processing line consists of a FRM mill for raw grinding, an ATOX coal mill, 5-stage ILC preheater with a Low NOx Calciner, a FLSmidth Cross-Bar cooler and a two-pier kiln. Pfister weighing and dosing systems, MAAG gear reducers, gas analyzers as well as all Airtech process filters are also included.
“Colombia has experienced a strong economic growth and is expected to see an increase in the cement demand. FLSmidth has a strong local presence in the country – including a regional office and a local service unit, so we are ready to serve the market,” commented Per Mejnert Kristensen, president of the cement division for FLSmidth.
The order will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth’s earnings until late 2017.