Maple Leaf Cement’s long-term approach to maintenance

November 18, 2015 JACOB JØRGENSEN

Maple Leaf Cement and FLSmidth have entered into a maintenance agreement for the main equipment at Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited in Lahore, Pakistan.

With a significant market share in Pakistan, Maple Leaf Cement has a total capacity of 10,700 tpd of OPC. It is also Pakistan’s largest producer of White Cement with a 500 tpd White Cement capacity.

The maintenance agreement with FLSmidth covers regular short term inspections on all main equipment, including vertical mills, gears, kiln, ball mills, cooler, Pfister® feeders, gas analysis equipment and filters. The work will involve closely monitoring equipment in order to reveal potential issues before they arise.

Jacob Jørgensen, Head of Plant Maintenance Services at FLSmidth, says this is a good example of FLSmidth’s service agreement concept in action: “We are pleased to see that Maple Leaf has recognised the opportunity to improve equipment availability and reliability as well as reduce maintenance costs through this long-term approach to service. The service agreement is based on a fixed price, so costs are predictable for the duration of the agreement.”

Launched in 2014, FLSmidth’s Service Agreement Concept is a comprehensive offering covering on-site plant inspections, remote support, assistance and training.

Mr. Amir Feroze, General Manager of Maple Leaf Cement supports the service agreement with FLSmidth, saying:
“The FLSmidth service agreement concept is a good match to our own reliability-centered maintenance strategy and it creates increased continuity in the services delivered and lowers the cost of maintenance.”

“This agreement further strengthens the partnership between Maple Leaf Cement and FLSmidth, which has already been going strong for many years. It was only recently that our service team was onsite at Maple Leaf performing a VRM inspection and overhaul”  - Jacob Jørgensen, Head of Plant Maintenance Services, FLSmidth 

From Left: Kashif Anjum (Eng. Asst), Søren B. Pedersen, Muhammad Basharat (Dgm Rcm), Nikolaj Olsen, Tariq Ahmed (Dgm Elec.), Petur Heidar Thorlaksson, Nasir Iqbal (Dgm Process), Dan Grønnegaard Nielsen, Aamer Bilal (Dgm Mech.), Valdimar Omarsson.
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