Lafarge Malayan Cement Bhd says the cement grinding capacity of its Rawang plant will increase by 800,000tpa after it transfers an idle grinding mill in Langkawi to the Rawang plant.
The additional cement mill was expected to be commissioned and begin production in July next year, it said in a statement.
It said the move would reduce the group¹s overall logistic costs to ship cement from its Langkawi plant to the mainland and also reduce export of clinker from its Kanthan plant.
Currently, Lafarge operates three integrated cement plants in Rawang, Kanthan and Langkawi. It also has a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor.