FLSmidth wins large cement orders in Indonesia
FLSmidth has signed contracts in Indonesia for two 8,000 tonnes per day production lines that will increase the capacity of two existing cement plants.
One line is for PT Semen Gresik’s Tuban plant, which is located approximately 100 km west of Surabaya in East Java. The other is for the Gresik-owned PT Semen Tonasa plant located some 50 km north of Makassar on the island of Sulawesi.
The Gresik Group is today Indonesia’s largest cement producer with a total annual capacity of approximately 18 million tonnes cement.
The scope of supply for both plants comprises all equipment for the main part of the production lines including ATOX raw mills, ATOX coal mills, preheaters, rotary kilns, kiln burners, clinker coolers and silo equipment. The contractual supplies also include complete control systems and all laboratory equipment for the two plants.
The new line at Tuban will be this plant’s fourth line. The three existing ones were supplied by FLSmidth during the 1990s.
The new line at Tonasa will be the fifth at this plant. Three of the existing lines are currently in operation and major parts of them were supplied by FLSmidth over the past 30 years.
“The Indonesian cement market is very well known to FLSmidth and we have a long and outstanding relationship with the Gresik Group. In the past, FLSmidth has provided technology for three Gresik cement plants: Tuban, Tonasa and Padang. Most of the equipment at the plants was supplied by FLSmidth, with the first production line at Padang dating as far back as 1910,” Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen comments.