LafargeHolcim opens state-of-the-art plant in Brazil
LafargeHolcim has strengthened its cement production network in Latin America with opening of a new state-of-the-art line at its cement plant in Barroso, Brazil. The new line in Barroso is the most modern in Brazil and will increase operational efficiency and cost-competitiveness based on its state-of-the-art technology. Equipment includes the world´s largest vertical cement mill, with 450 tph production capacity; the horomill, in which the raw materials are refined and chemical corrections are made with low power consumption; and a fully automated quality control laboratory.
Eric Olsen, CEO of LafargeHolcim, said: ´The opening of Barroso is key to our strategy in Brazil and will allow us to further improve our cost structure while we continue to supply our customers with our high-quality solutions. For example, we are providing solutions for various projects related to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro including the Olympic Village, the Galeão International Airport as well as new Metro and bus lines.´