FLSmidth has been awarded a contract worth approximately 55 million € by the Russian company Novoroscement, to supply equipment and supervision for modernisation of its Proletariy cement plant. The plant is located at Novorossijsk in southern Russia, near the Black Sea. The order entails an upgrade of the existing production line from a present capacity of 1740 t/d to a future capacity of 6000 t/d. The modernisation of the production line will lead to a more environmentally friendly and energy efficient production process. The equipment to be supplied comprises an Atox 57.5 raw mill, a 5-stage preheater, modification of the existing kiln shell, new filters, FLSmidth‘s latest design Cross-Bar cooler, a clinker storage and a complete new control system. “We are happy to develop the cooperation with Novoroscement on the Proletariy cement plant, which FLSmidth erected already in 1914. We see a great market in Russia for modernisation of existing cement plants and the order from Novoroscement offers prospects of other major expansion projects in the region, especially when looking towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia” said FLSmidth CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen.