FL Smidth has three new orders at cement plants in Canada, Colombia and Bolivia.
Lehigh Hanson Materials, owned by HeidelbergCement, has awarded a contract to FL Smidth for an OK 30-4 cement vertical mill to meet the increasing demand for cement in Canada.
The mill will be installed at Lehigh Hanson’s Edmonton, Alberta, cement plant. Additional scope of supply includes a cement powder cooler, related process engineering, and site advisory and commissioning services.Commissioning is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2017.
Meanwhile, Colombian market leader Cementos Argos has contracted FL Smidth to supply an OK 33-4 cement mill system at the Sogamoso cement plant, in the Department of Boyac, Colombia. This contract marks the fourth OK mill purchased by Argos.
The mill system will include cement storage, Ventomatic packing plant, MAAG gear, Airtech filters, and auxiliary equipment.The project is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2017.
The third new contract is from Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento which has ordered an OK 36-4 cement grinding system to be installed at its Viacha cement plant, outside the Bolivian capital, La Paz.
The scope of supply includes cement grinding system equipment, engineering and site advisory services.This will be the first vertical roller mill for cement grinding in Bolivia, and will produce high-strength cement with 5000 Blaine, FL Smidth says.
Furthermore, at 4000m above sea level, it will have the highest-installed elevation for any OK mill in the Americas.
Additional scope of supply includes a longitudinal stacker, a sizer for gypsum and pozzolan, Airtech filter, Ventomatic silos and packing plant.
Once installed, the new cement mill grinding system and packing plant will allow Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento to increase production.
FL Smidth installed the existing line at Viacha in the late 1990s and in 2010 undertook an expansion project which enabled the plant to double its capacity. Commissioning of the new project is scheduled to be completed in 2017.