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Company News, 2015-11-25, 11:20 AM

thyssenkrupp wins major contract to build one of the largest cement plants in Saudi Arabia

thyssenkrupp has won a contract from Yamama Saudi Cement Company, one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest cement producers, to build two turnkey cement clinker production lines. The two lines with an overall capacity of 20,000 tons per day (tpd) cement will be built at a new site around 80 km east of the capital Riyadh. The value of the contract is in the higher three-digit million euro range. It is the largest cement contract ever secured by thyssenkrupp.

Jens Michael Wegmann, CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp: “Our partnership with Yamama is built on a longstanding tradition and dates back many decades. We are delighted that Yamama is once again putting its faith in our comprehensive experience in the turnkey construction of complete cement plants worldwide. With our reliable, highly efficient technologies we are profiting from infrastructure expansion in many growth regions and at the same time contributing to the conservation of valuable resources.”

Yamama Saudi Cement and thyssenkrupp have been working together since the 1960s when the company placed an order for an initial 300 tpd rotary kiln. Six more, ever bigger cement production lines were added in the years that followed.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, the engineering and construction arm of the thyssenkrupp Group, is delivering Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for the lump sum turnkey cement plant including the supply of all the components for the new lines, from raw material preparation to clinker manufacture to cement loading, including quality control. Both lines are scheduled to start operation in 2018.

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