Lafarge Zimbabwe undertakes Phase 2 of modernisation

Lafarge Zimbabwe undertakes Phase 2 of modernisation
Published: 19 May 2011

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has shut down its plant in Harare for the next month to carry out plant capacity revamping that will see its productivity increasing to 80%. 

In a trading update to stakeholders the company said the upgrade will cost US$3.3m.

This is the second phase of a refurbishment process that begun in 2010.

Work to be carried out includes kiln refractory replacement, revamping of the clinker cooler, upgrade of the ball mill, refurbishment of dust suppression equipment and the replacement of obsolete 3,3KV medium voltage breakers.