At the end of February 2014, Lafarge Brazil inaugurated a new cement facility in Santa Cruz, in the western zone of Rio de Janeiro. The facility will produce some 500 000 t of cement in its first year, and this will be increased to 750 00 t in 2015. It will produce two types of cement under its Campeão brand: CPIII-40 RS and CP II E-40. The new plant will work in line with Lafarge’s existing cement plant in Cantagalo, with which it will share raw materials.
The new site in Rio represents an investment of R$70 million and has generated around 50 direct jobs and 170 indirect jobs. It covers an area of more than 57 000 m2, and is located on the edge of Avenida Brasil in order to facilitate logistical operations.
Lafarge’s increased cement production capacity will help it to meet demand in Rio de Janeiro, which is currently undergo a phase of accelerated growth with regard to infrastructure development.
Lafarge has also announced plans to set up a Construction Solutions Laboratory in Rio Comprido. This is the fifth of its kind worldwide and the first to be established in the Americas.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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