Lafarge Brasil inaugurates Rio de Janeiro plant

Lafarge Brasil inaugurates Rio de Janeiro plant
Published: 25 March 2014


Lafarge has inaugurated a new cement plant in Santa Cruz, in the western zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In its first year of operation the plant will produce some 500,000t of cement and will reach full capacity of 750,000tpa by 2015. The plant covers an area of more than 57,000m2, and is located on the edge of Avenida Brasil to facilitate logistical operations. It will work in line with Lafarge’s existing cement plant in Cantagalo, with which it will share raw materials. Two types of cement under will be produced under the Campeão brand: CPIII-40 RS and CP II E-40.

This year Lafarge will also inaugurate its Construction Solutions Laboratory in Rio Comprid. The unit will be the first of its kind for Lafarge in the Americas and the fifth for the company worldwide.

With Rio de Janiero experiencing a rapid phase of growth given its housing and infrastructure requirements, Lafarge is participating in this development by expanding its capacity and investing in research capabilities, Alexis Langlois , president of Lafarge Brazil, said in a statement.