Lafarge's Ravena cement plant upgrade is completed

Lafarge's Ravena cement plant upgrade is completed
22 September 2017

The ribbon has been cut on the completion of a three-year, multi-million dollar modernisation project to imporve the Lafarge (LafargeHolcim group) Ravena Cement plant in New York, USA.

The cement from the Ravena facility supplies more than 1Mta of locally-produced product for high-profile projects in the Northeast, including One World Trade Center, the World Trade Center Memorial and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Throughout the upgrade project, the facility maintained approximately 135 plant operation jobs, produced up to 800 construction jobs and generated more than US$170m to the local economy. 
"By modernising the plant, we have transformed it into an efficient, competitive and state-of-the-art facility that will allow us to meet the growing needs of our customers and remain a strong partner to the community for the foreseeable future," said John Stull, CEO US Cement, LafargeHolcim. "We’re proud that the plant has supplied more than one million tons of cement for high profile projects, including the Tappan Zee bridge reconstruction and One World Trade Center Memorial. We are all committed to producing quality products for our customers, whether for an iconic project or for local infrastructure needs."
The investment focussed on construction of a new kiln line that would meet and exceed emission limits, improve operational performance and increase capacity to 2Mta of clinker production to meet market growth. As a result, the new dry kiln technology at the heart of the modernised facility will use approximately 42 per cent less fuel, produce 40 per cent less solid waste and consume less water, making the new facility even more efficient.
"State-of-the-art technology, with an emphasis on achieving the highest levels of environmentally friendly production and operational efficiency, is the hallmark of this modernisation initiative," said Dave Fletcher, Ravena plant manager. "For making this opportunity possible, I would like to thank all our partners and employees for their tremendous contributions in making this major project a huge success."

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