Lafarge Emirates Cement has chosen FLSmidth’s JETFLEX® PLUS burner for its Fujairah plant in United Arab Emirates. Proven reliability and performance of the burner were key reasons for its choice.
Once again, a solid relationship based on trust was cemented when Thierry Terriere, Plant Manager from Lafarge Emirates Cement and Simon Jensen, Head of FLSmidth Middle-East signed the contract.
“As the business has shifted towards using low-cost fuels with high-quality clinker, we have made an ambitious decision and chosen the best option on the market – this next generation burner from FLSmidth." - Sohail Qaiser, Process Manager at Lafarge Emirates Cement.
Sohail adds, “We expect it will lead to a significant change in fuel mix cost and a more sustainable kiln operation.”
Lafarge Emirates Cement is a part of the LafargeHolcim Group, a leading global construction materials and solutions company with a presence in over 80 countries worldwide.
The JETFLEX® PLUS burner is the first to be installed in the LafargeHolcim Group, and FLSmidth was selected for procurement and supervision of the installation of it. The JETFLEX PLUS burner has rotatable jet air nozzles allowing for optimal adjustment of the flame as well as the lowest NOx emissions for various fuel types and operating conditions.
The close relationship between the two companies spans over ten years. Lafarge Emirates Cement (former Emirates Cement Factory, owned by ORASCOM) first approached FLSmidth to build the 7,500 tonnes-per-day Fujairah plant back in 2007.
FLSmidth has a strong presence in United Arab Emirates supplying engineering, equipment and service solutions to both the cement and mining industries. This order solidifies FLSmidth's reputation as the leading supplier of the most sustainable, energy-efficient equipment and technology.
Simon Jensen, Head of FLSmidth in the Middle East, comments:
“This order further strengthens our position in the Middle East and results from our long-standing presence in the United Arab Emirates as well as our close working relationship with customers. By supplying the market’s most sustainable and energy-efficient burner solution, we are helping Lafarge Emirates Cement achieve its goal of enhanced productivity.”