Lafarge Mahaweli to construct new Seychelles silo

Lafarge Mahaweli to construct new Seychelles silo
Published: 07 October 2014

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement has contracted Dynamic Technologies, a Sri Lankan contractor, to develop a 4000t cement silo in the Seychelles.

Dynamic Technologies has enjoyed a long association with Lafarge Mahaweli Cement and this will be the seventh international project collaborated jointly by the two parties.

"Our expansion began with Lafarge Mahaweli Cement contracting us to build their cement plant in the Colombo port back in the early 1980s. This provided us with the opportunity to expand locally and that was the beginning of our diversification. Now we have successfully moved on to the international arena with our expertise and the use of advanced technology. We greatly appreciate the doors that Lafarge Mahaweli Cement opened for us, in terms of taking our expertise overseas," Asoka Dharmawardana, Managing Director of Dynamic, said.

Dynamic Technologies has so far worked with Lafarge in Sudan twice - initially in 2004 for a flat storage capacity and more recently in 2013 to dismantle four steel silos. They worked together on the Lafarge plant in Maldives in 2000 and recently completed a 4000t cement silo in Maldives earlier this year.

In 2001, Dynamic developed the packing line for Lafarge's plant in Mayotte. And the two companies worked together again to develop a 4000t silo in Mayotte earlier this year.

The silo for the new plant in the Seychelles will be fabricated in Sri Lanka and shipped to the Island. In between, Dynamic worked with Lafarge Mahaweli Cement in Colombo to replace four silos in 2011-12, and just completed a 4000 ton silo in August 2014.