FLSmidth has been awarded a contract for process and quality optimisation of 17 cement plants recently acquired by the CRH Group, based in Dublin, Ireland using FLSmidth’s ECS/ProcessExpert® and QCX/BlendExpert™ products.
The order includes process optimisation of 12 kilns and 40 grinding mills as well as quality optimisation of 14 raw mills. In addition, the order includes a service agreement, covering all 66 applications, where FLSmidth will provide 24/7 support and ongoing remote monitoring and optimisation by its process specialists.
CRH is the third largest building materials supplier in the world and has more than doubled its cement production volume due to the recent acquisition of 34 plants (incl. grinding stations), divested as part of the Lafarge/Holcim merger last year. Many of the plants are already using optimisation systems, but CRH chose to standardise on FLSmidth’s ECS/ProcessExpert and QCX/BlendExpert solutions. CRH chose FLSmidth’s solution due to FLSmidth’s process knowledge and technologically superior solutions as well as FLSmidth’s ability to deliver the large number of systems within 14 months.