Pyro upgrade

22nd Mar 2023

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FLSmidth to deliver a pyro upgrade to Supremo’s Adrianópolis plant

FLSmidth was awarded a contract that will both increase the plant’s capacity to 3900 tpd and at the same time decrease its dependence on fossil fuels.

The Adrianópolis plant, located in the Brazilian State of Paraná, was initially supplied by FLSmidth and commissioned in 2015. Over the years, FLSmidth and Secil Supremo Cimentos have continued a collaborative relationship as demonstrated with this latest contract.

The scope of supply includes products and engineering to upgrade the pyro process system. In particular, modifications will be made to the preheater, cooler and related auxiliary equipment. As a result, not only will the plant’s capacity increase, but Supremo will also reduce the use of fossil fuels and reach 40 % thermal substitution with a mixture of RDF (refuse derived fuels), shredded tires, and wood. Commissioning is scheduled for the second half of 2024. The value of the order has not been disclosed.

“We are grateful for our continued partnership with Supremo who has consistently invested in the latest technology. As the plant was already operating an ILC-5 stage preheater from FLSmidth, it was well positioned to use alternative fuels. Pre-heater modifications can be an easy gateway to greater fuel substitution, lower emissions and increased capacity.” says Jens Jonas Skov Larsen, Head of Capital Sales, FLSmidth.