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16th Oct 2023

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FLSmidth awarded new service contract

FLSmidth will support a leading cement producer to improve the reliability and performance of its operations in Latin America. The new contract builds on a long-standing relationship between the two companies and will last a period of 18 months.

Covering the complete production process, from quarry to packing plant, FLSmidth will support the customer in improving overall equipment efficiency and thus plant productivity. The scope of supply includes training and mentoring of plant personnel to ensure successful execution of a jointly developed strategy long after the initial period of the contract ends.

“This contract is the result of conversations inspired by a reliability audit in Q3 2022. From that, an action plan was developed in which FLSmidth has responsibility for the execution of activities in operations and the customer takes care of other support areas.” said Jose Gil, Head of Service Execution - USA and Canada, FLSmidth. “The result is a tailored solution, encompassing a range of factors, including maintenance, reliability, and operations, that will ultimately deliver much more efficient and productive cement plants.”

The strategies will be developed using FLSmidth’s proven plant performance programme (3P), which aims to identify and implement improvements in maintenance strategies, while engaging plant personnel to enhance their own capabilities. The foundation of the program is based upon Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM): a component-centric approach to maintenance that prioritises long-term equipment uptime and productivity.