CH2M HILL, a global
full-service engineering, construction, and operations firm has secured a contract
from FL Smidth, Inc. (a leading supplier of cement process equipment and cement
plant engineering) to provide facility and infrastructure design services for
a greenfield cement manufacturing plant. The plant will be owned and operated
by Holcim (US) Inc., a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd of Switzerland.
Holcim's new greenfield plant will be built on 3,900 acres along the Mississippi
River in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri and will feature the largest single
clinker production line anywhere in the world with a capacity of 12,000 tons
per day of clinker and 4 million metric tons of finished cement annually. The
plant will utilize the most advanced technology and equipment, making it one
of the lowest emission cement plants in the world.
CH2M HILL is providing structural, architectural, electrical and mechanical
design for the plant, whose focal point will be a pyro-process system consisting
of an ILC 5 stage preheater (in excess of 400-feet high) and a 6.6-meter diameter,
93-meter long kiln. Two vertical roller mills will be utilized for raw grinding
and four OK vertical roller mills will be provided for cement grinding. Finished
cement will be loaded out by barge, rail and truck.
"We are very excited to have been selected to be part of the Holcim-FLS
team," said Michael Gearhart, CH2M HILL's division manager.
CH2M HILL said the scheduled commissioning for the plant is in 2009, with the
design completed by Summer 2007.
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader
in engineering, construction, and operations for public and private clients.
With more than $3.8 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program
management, construction management for fee, and design firm, as ranked by Engineering
News-Record (2006). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of transportation,
water, energy, environment, communications, construction, and industrial facilities.
The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer
by business media and professional associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more
than 18,000 employees in regional offices around the world.