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Villaluenga plant outlines 2016 achievements

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The LafargeHolcim cement plant in Villaluenga de la Sagra, Spain, contributed €32.5 million to the local economy in 2016, according to a company press release, through contractor services, donations, taxes and wages. The plant also invested €0.8 million in improvements related to safety and the environment.

Environmental investments included the installation of two new emission analysers and the change of filters that capture dust generated during the production of cement.

In addition, the plant was able to use alternative fuels to provide 49% of its energy needs. This prevented the release of about 55 000 t of CO2, as well as the shipment of 62 000 t of waste to landfill, according to the company.

In additional to alternative fuels, the company also reduced its reliance on quarried raw materials through the use of waste-derived alternative raw materials. This reduced the need for quarried materials by 47 000 t.

The company will increase its environmental investments in 2017 with the investment of €2.7 million to upgrade the plant’s environmental protection systems.

The Villaluenga plant produces eight types of cement and supplied a number of projects around the Spanish capital in 2016. In total, LafargeHolcim operates five cement plants in Spain with an installed capacity of over 10 million tpy, as well as concrete plants, quarries a mortars plant, a distribution centre, four terminals and a waste recovery plant.

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