Ecuador: Holcim inaugurates modernised Guayaquil works

Ecuador: Holcim inaugurates modernised Guayaquil works
01 March 2015

Holcim recently opened Phase II of its Guayaquil, Ecuador, cement works modernisation. The second phase of the Guayaquil modernisation includes the addition of a new raw vertical mill, clay storage building and raw material storage.

During the 28-month construction period, the company strived to maintain high industrial safety, promoting safe work sites through 49,000h of staff training. The modernisation also focussed on environmental management, investing a fifth of the project’s construction cost in environmental control. In addition, the new clinker production line reduced CO2 emissions by 700,000t.

In the past five years, Holcim has invested US$400m in Ecuador. Phase I, which was completed in 2011, saw the installation of a vertical roller mill by Germany’s Loesche. This increased the plant’s cement capacity from 3.5 to 5.4Mta.

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