Lafarge Zambia boosts Ndola plant by 100,000tpa

Lafarge Zambia boosts Ndola plant by 100,000tpa
Published: 29 January 2016

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Lafarge Zambia has successfully commissioned a plug-and-grind cement plant in Ndola which will produce 0.1Mta of cement, bringing the plant’s total capacity to 500,000tpa.

Speaking at the event Lafarge Zambia CEO, Emmanuel Rigaux, said the plug-and-grind project was yet again a new innovation by Lafarge Zambia as the company places strong focus on sustainable development and utilisation of resources such as land. The plant is a portable cement grinding plant which uses state-of-the art technology and is fitted with bag filters to aid in environmental management. It has been constructed on available land within the Ndola plant.

Mr Rigaux further said the plant is good news for the customers as they will now have more of Lafargef cement available locally and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

“The plant will produce Supaset which will be exported to DRC and other neighbouring countries. These sales are in hard currency which is good for the company and ultimately good for the country, of course in addition to increasing non-traditional exports (NTE),” stated Mr Rigaux.