Chile’s Cemento Melón, controlled by French company Lafarge, has submitted for national environment commission (Conama) consideration a project to build a new US$30mn cement mill in Region V, Conama reported on its website.
The 600,000t/pa capacity plant is to be built in Ventanas, in the Puchuncaví district of central Chile. The firm submitted an environmental impact declaration for the project, certifying it meets with all environmental regulations.
Cemento Melón will also treat industrial wastewater and solid waste once operations begin. The plant will serve to supply Chile’s increasing cement demand.