KHD awarded € 100 million project in Malaysia

Cologne, Germany, March 30, 2012 - Straits Cement, a 100% subsidiary of the Malaysian YTL Group, has awarded KHD with a € 100 million contract to build a new, fully integrated cement production facility with a capacity of 5000 tons of cement per day and will be located near Kuantan, Malaysia, approximately 260 kilometers east of Kuala Lumpur.

The new plant will be built according to the latest environmental standards. KHD’s supply will include a five stage preheater with Low-NOx precalciner, PYRORAPID® rotary kiln with PYROJET® burner, PYROFLOOR® grate cooler, and energy-efficient COMFLEX® grinding systems for both limestone and clinker.

KHD consortial partner, AVIC, will supply the complete structural steel portion, various electrical and mechanical packages, as well as plant erection. “This is a perfect example of one of the many ways that the KHD – AVIC partnership can better support customers in the fast-growing Asia Pacific market. We are very pleased that we could provide our longstanding customer, YTL, with an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient solution.” says KHD CEO, Jouni Salo.

YTL Cement Berhad is the second largest cement producer in Malaysia and, through its subsidiary Buildcon Concrete Sdn Bhd, the country’s largest producer of ready-mix concrete. The company also owns and operates an integrated cement plant in the Zhe Jiang Province in China, with an annual capacity of 2.0 million tons. YTL has been successfully operating a KHD-built plant in Pahang, Malaysia for many years.

KHD Group

KHD is a global leader for providing equipment and services to cement producers with over 150 years of experience in the cement industry. Process engineering and project management are among the core competencies of the technology-focused group. KHD offers a wide spectrum of products and services for the cement industry and is a leader in environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products for the grinding and pyroprocessing sections of the plants. The holding company KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG, based in Cologne, Germany, coordinates its internationally operating subsidiaries. The group employs more than 750 employees worldwide with customer service centers in growing markets like India, Russia and the Asia Pacific region. Other major customer service centers include ”Americas” covering both North and South America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), based in Cologne. KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG (ISIN: DE0006578008, WKN: 657800) is listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange (General Standard).
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ISIN: DE0006578008
Securities identification number (WKN): 657800
Market segment: Regulated Market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

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