Letter from the President

October 11, 2016 Per Mejnert Kristensen

Deliver sustainable solutions for today and tomorrow

Amidst a challenging market in which global cement capacity remains at a surplus and with relatively few large tenders, FLSmidth continues to make an impression, particularly with our focus on productivity-enhancing solutions. This can be seen in some important new orders around the world, such as the world’s largest OK™ mill to Shah Cement, Bangladesh and a 5,000 tonnes-per-day greenfield plant at Tan Thang, Vietnam.

But as we illustrate in this edition of Highlights, our activities extend into extremely diverse areas within cement production. We introduce a fascinating theme about waste management in China. Here, we look into broader issues of waste management and explore how industrial processes such as cement production are helping to address this major societal challenge. In relation to this, our HOTDISC® combustion device has proven to be a highly successful solution at CRC’s Hongshuihe Cement Plant.

Raising the bar on innovation, our newly launched JETFLEX® burner is running successfully at Rohoznik, Slovakia. This is a highly pleasing example of our cooperation with other technology leaders in developing effective solutions that improve plant operations and alternative fuels usage. Other recent releases include the new preheater technology implemented at Ivano-Frankivskcement, Ukraine and a new inplant belt conveyor design.

Innovation also extends to services. Reflecting our deep knowledge and experience within cement plant operation and maintenance, we share insights into how to achieve operational excellence. And we also show how a new plant performance programme developed for Argos Cartagena in Colombia had a dramatic effect on operations, boosting equipment availability, run
factor and plant performance.

Experience in the field is irreplaceable. In a new series, Highlights features colleagues who represent FLSmidth’s vast experience within the entire cement production value chain. In this edition, Erik Bonde Pedersen shares valuable insights into the industry, not to mention some of his memorable stories.

I hope you enjoy this glance into life in our global business. The stories here reflect just some of our work in delivering sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on our customers’ business, today and tomorrow.

Welcome to Highlights Cement.

Per Mejnert Kristensen
President, Cement Division

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