Lafarge prepares new plant in Chile

Lafarge prepares new plant in Chile
Published: 24 October 2006

Lafarge, controller of Empresas Melon, submitted an Environmental Impact Declaration (DIA) in order to build a grinding plant in Ventanas, V Region.

The project involves investments for US$30m and will have an output capacity of 600,000tpa. According to the DIA, the project aims to “supply the country’s increasing demand for cement”. The company is also building a plant in Puerto Montt, which should start operations in 2007, with investments for US$20m.