FLSmidth supplies first OK™ vertical roller mill in East Africa

April 6, 2017 Poornima Ambati

FLSmidth has obtained an order from Prime Cement Ltd for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a complete cement production line with a capacity of 700,000 tonnes per year. The plant will be located in Musanze, Rwanda.

The project is a milestone project for FLSmidth as it is the first OK™ vertical roller mill to be supplied in East Africa and a full scope grinding plant in Rwanda. FLSmidth’s experience and competencies from the cement industry as well as the global presence and the know-how of its 12,000 employees will enable FLSmidth to recruit and train local workforce, to organize operation contracts, and to offer Prime Cement Ltd guarantees and fixed costs.

The order includes a complete range of equipment from crushing to packing and cement loading. FLSmidth’s supply also includes equipment from product companies of FLSmidth, such as planetary mill gear unit from FLSmidth MAAG® Gear, filters from FLSmidth Airtech, a control system and plant automation from FLSmidth Automation, a packing plant from FLSmidth Ventomatic® and weighing and metering systems from FLSmidth Pfister®.

“This is the latest project to underline FLSmidth's strength as the leading supplier of the most productive and energy-efficient equipment and technology – and it opens new markets as the preferred supplier of complete production lines to the cement industry in Rwanda,” - Per Mejnert Kristensen, Group Executive Vice President, Cement Division

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