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Lafarge starts up Horomill at Teresa plant in the Philippines

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A P892 million grinding mill has been inaugurated at Lafarge Republic Inc’s Teresa plant in the Rizal province of the Philippines. The new cement mill increases production capacity at the plant by more than 50%, producing 850 000 tpy of cement and bringing the plant’s total capacity to 2 million t.

The plant chose a Horomill from Fives FCB, which is energy efficient, fully-automatic, and uses no water in the process. This aligns with Lafarge’s sustainability goals: the plant sources 30% of its energy requirement from its waste heat recovery system, which generates 4.5 MW of electricity.

This is one of two new mills being brought into operation by Lafarge Republic Inc. this year, the second being at the Norzagaray plant in Bulacan. This mill will also have the capacity to produce 850 000 tpy of cement. The investment will increase Lafarge’s production capacity in the Philippines to over 7 million t.

Both plants are part of the divestments being made by Lafarge as part of its merger with Holcim. The plants will be acquired by Irish building materials firm, CRH Plc, which reportedly must find a local partner to comply with foreign investment laws.

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