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Modernisation work at Martres-Tolosane starts

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LafargeHolcim has launched the first phase of its project to modernize its Martres-Tolosane plant in France. The multi-million euro investment will see the construction of a new pryoprocessing line at the plant and represents the company’s largest investment in France in four decades.

Initial civil engineering works have been awarded to Toulouse-based Eiffage Génie Civil and will carried out over the next 12 months. This initial phase of the project will focus on the construction of the foundations for the new pyroprocessing line.

The work will employ up to 80 people and require nearly 9000 m3 of concrete, 20 000 m3 of earthworks, and 12 000 m2 of backfill.

The allocation of the next work packages will take place in the coming months. LafargeHolcim is working with Vigeo Eiris, an independent agency specialising in corporate social responsibility ratings and audits, to ensure suppliers adhere to the company’s social and environmental responsibility standards.

The new pyroprocessing line will be equipped with the latest environmental technologies, allowing the plant to optimise and maximise its use of alternative fuels. After completion of the work, the plant is targeting an alternative fuel utilisation rate of 80%, compared to 30% now.

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