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Danish cement technology supplier FLSmidth & Co A/S wins USD75m plant upgrade contract from US cement manufacturer Ash Grove Cement Company.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-4 March 2008-Danish cement technology supplier FLSmidth & Co A/S wins USD75m plant upgrade contract from US cement manufacturer Ash Grove Cement Company(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Danish cement and minerals technology supplier FLSmidth & Co A/S said on Tuesday (4 March) that it has received a plant upgrade contract from the US cement manufacturer Ash Grove Cement Company.

The USD75m contract covers the modernisation and expansion of Ash Grove Cement's existing plant in Foreman, Arkansas, and includes the replacement of three existing wet-process kilns with advanced pyro-processing technology, as well as the installation of an FRM raw mill, an ATOX coal mill and an OK finish grinding mill.

FLSmidth & Co will also deliver various raw material stacking and reclaiming equipment, as well as training, project management and commissioning services.

The upgrading will reduce the plant's fuel consumption by 50%, while at the same time increasing production capacity by 70%.

FLSmidth & Co, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, provides engineering services for the global cement and minerals industry. The group has 5,850 employees. FLSmidth & Co is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Copenhagen.

One British pound (GBP) is worth approximately 1.98 US dollars (USD).

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