FLSmith wins cement order in China

Thursday, 14. January 2010 08:56

FLSmidth has signed a contract with Chinese cement producer Conch to supply a
12,000 tonnes per day cement kiln for the Tongling plant in the Anhui province
in eastern China.

With an annual production capacity in excess of 100 million tonnes cement, Conch
is the largest cement producer in China. The Tongling plant's two existing
kilns, each with a capacity of 10,000 tonnes per day, were delivered by FLSmidth
in 2002-03. FLSmidth has not since supplied cement kilns to Chinese customers.

The new 12,000 tonnes per day cement kiln will have the maximum capacity
available on the world market today, and the project is benefitting from the
expertise and knowledge recently gained by FLSmidth from the installation of a
similar capacity pyroprocessing line at Holcim Ste. Genevieve on the banks of
the Mississippi, USA.

Parallel with the Conch contract, FLSmidth is embarking on a long-term strategy
to strengthen its presence and competitive edge on the Chinese market.

The long-term goal is to become a competitive supplier in China of cement plants
and selected types of minerals machinery and services. Based on a Chinese sales
organisation and Chinese production facilities, FLSmidth will therefore launch
equipment designed for the Chinese market.

FLSmidth has been permanently represented in China since establishing an office
in Peking in 1912. Today it has a sales office in Beijing and an approximately
13,000 square metre manufacturing plant in Qingdao that produces both cement and
minerals equipment. To handle the increasing production for international
projects and the stronger focus on the local Chinese market, the Qingdao
production facility will be expanded to double its present size in 2010.

"We are determined to increase our competitiveness in China in terms of major
cement plant components and selected types of minerals equipment and services,
and the Conch order matches this ambition perfectly," Group CEO Jørgen Huno
Rasmussen comments.

The Conch contract will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth's earnings until the
kiln is commissioned by mid 2011.


Please address any questions regarding this announcement to Group Chief
Executive Officer Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, FLSmidth & Co. A/S at +45 36 18 18 00.

For further information about FLSmidth, please visit www.flsmidth.com

Yours faithfully

Pernille Friis Andersen
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations


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