Denmark's FL Smidth wins $51m Morocco cement plant contract

Engineering firm to deliver multiple services for Ouled Ghanem in El-Jadida project that will be operational in Q3 2022

FL Smidth will build the Morocco cement plant [representational].
FL Smidth will build the Morocco cement plant [representational].

Copenhagen-headquartered engineering firm FL Smidth has won a $50.7m contract from Morocco’s Tekcim to build a greenfield cement plant in the North African-nation’s Ouled Ghanem in El-Jadida province.

FL Smidth will provide engineering, supervision, and commissioning services for the 3,600 t plant, in addition to training the local workforce and supplying equipment such as crushing, packing, and loadout tools, as part of its contract.

The Danish firm will work in partnership with Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM) on the construction of the plant, which will be operational in Q3 2022.

The greenfield cement plant, which is the first collaboration between FL Smidth and Tekcim, has been funded by African Development Bank and other commercial institutions. 

According to a statement by FL Smidth, the contract has been recognised in its order intake for Q2 2019.

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