Lafarge Republic expansion on track for 1H15 completion

Lafarge Republic expansion on track for 1H15 completion

Lafarge Republic is on track to launch new mills at its Teresa and Norzagaray cement plants in the first half of next year, its president has said.

"For 2015, Lafarge Republic, Inc. is putting up new cement grinding mills in Teresa plant and Norzagaray plant and targeting to start operating them by January 2015 and second quarter of 2015, respectively," said Renato C. Sunico, president of Lafarge Republic, Inc.

Both new grinding mills are designed with capacity of 850,000tpa, These will add to Lafarge Republic's existing production capacity of about 6Mta.

After a weak start to the year, Lafarge’s Philippine cement deliveries picked up in March and cement sales rose by three per cent in the first quarter of this year.