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FLSmidth to power INDOCEMENT’s move from coal to alternative fuels in Indonesia

Denmark-headed mining and cement industry engineering and technology provider FLSmidth A/S (FLSmidth) has announced that it has received an order for a full alternative fuels solution to replace coal from HeidelbergCement-owned, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk (INDOCEMENT) in Indonesia.

FLSmidth A/S (FLSmidth) has received an order for a full alternative fuels solution to replace coal at HeidelbergCement-owned, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk (INDOCEMENT) in Indonesia. The deal was signed on November 22, 2021, at a ceremony officiated by the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod at the CIteureup Plant (photo courtesy FLSmidth).

As the cement industry transitions away from carbon dioxide (CO2) intensive fuels such as coal, the introduction of waste-to-energy (WtE) solutions are becoming increasingly attractive – environmentally and financially. Particularly in Indonesia, challenges with landfilling and waste management have led the government to encourage the cement industry to be part of the solution.

Operating three cement plants with a total capacity of nearly 25 million tonnes per year, INDOCEMENT is one of Indonesia’s leading cement producers. Enabling the use of municipal waste and biofuels, the project sees FLSmidth deliver a MissionZero flagship product, the FLSmidth HOTDISC-S, and feeding systems.

According to FLSmidth, the ability to replace most of the calciner fuel without compromising on energy efficiency or kiln performance makes its HOTDISC-S a flagship offering in the company’s MissionZero program, which is the sustainability ambition to enable cement producers to operate plants at zero emissions by 2030.

It’s a growing challenge in many parts of the world, with municipal waste accumulating as authorities struggle to find effective answers. The cement industry is well-positioned to be part of the solution, and we see more and more cement producers successfully replacing fossil fuels with alternative solid fuels as an energy source. I am very pleased we can support INDOCEMENT in its sustainability ambitions in Indonesia, particularly at a site we helped to build in 2000, said Carsten Riisberg Lund, Cement Industry President, FLSmidth.

At the INDOCEMENT site on the outskirts of Jakarta, FLSmidth will deliver the new HOTDISC-S, which can turn a wide range of alternative fuels, including municipal waste and biofuels, into a reliable heat source for its SLC Calciner.

As a vertically integrated cement producer, INDOCEMENT have a huge responsibility to the community we operate in and our customers expect us to do everything in our power to minimize the use of coal. The new, redesigned FLSmidth HOTDISC is a perfect match for our SLC Calciner, but, more importantly, it offers us flexibility as we increase the use of alternative fuels. FLSmidth has excellent process knowledge and a great track record in installing HOTDISC’s in the region, which gives us great confidence about partnering with them on the project, said Christian Kartawijaya, President Director of INDOCEMENT.

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