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Lafarge places USD 200m order with FLSmidth - largest to date

21.12.2007
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 31-2007, 21 December 2007

FLSmidth has signed a contract with Lafarge North America in excess of $150 USD m (approx. DKK 780 m) for the modernisation of its Joppa, Illinois cement plant in the United States. In addition, two other contracts were signed each with an approximate value of $25 USD m (approx. DKK 130 m) for cement grinding systems. The new 7,200 tonnes per day line at Joppa will use the most modern processes and enable Lafarge to maintain highly competitive positions in terms of safety, product quality, low environmental emissions and production costs.
FLSmidth's US project centre, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is responsible for these projects. In addition to engineering services, project management, and commissioning, all major machines and auxiliary equipment are included. The pyro-processing system for the Joppa plant consists of the latest generation Multi-Movable Cross-Bar cooler, a rotary kiln, and an ILC 5-stage preheater with low NOx and CO calciner.
 
The new grinding technologies to be installed at the Joppa plant include an FRM raw mill, and an OK mill for cement grinding. The OK mill has been chosen for its demonstrated ability to grind the cement clinker to the extremely fine quality required for the North American market. As a result, all three contracts includes one of the largest OK mills supplied to date; the OK-42. One will be used in Joppa, and the other two will replace and supplement existing cement grinding equipment at two other Lafarge facilities in North America.
 
Many of FLSmidth's companies and divisions will be represented in the projects. FLSmidth Pfister will supply dosing equipment for the fuel, FLSmidth Airtech will supply complete bag filter packages, a number of pumps and airslides will be supplied by FLSmidth Pneumatic Transport while FLSmidth Airloq will supply one of their very successful KilnLoq, a kiln inlet analysis probe.
 
Lafarge North America is part of the Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials that is active in 75 countries and employs 80,000 people.
 
These orders will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth's earnings until the new line is commissioned in late 2010.
 
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Please address any questions regarding this announcement to Group Chief Executive Officer Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, FLSmidth & Co. A/S at +45 36 18 18 77.
 
For further information about FLSmidth, please visit www.flsmidth.com.
 
 
Yours faithfully

Torben Seemann Hansen
Corporate Communication