Lafarge Zambia adds 100,000 tonnes per year to Ndola cement plant
L-R,Ndola plant manager Samba Katari, Lafarge Zambia CEO, Emmanuel Rigaux Copperbelt Provincial Minister, Hon, Mwenya Musenge and LafargeHolcim area manager,
East Africa and Indian Ocean, Dominique Drouet
Lafarge Zambia has successfully commissioned a plug and grind cement plant in Ndola which will produce 100,000 tonnes of cement per annum bringing the Plant’s total capacity to 500,000 tonnes.
Plug and Grind 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.
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 utilization of resources such as land.
“This project has utilised very minimal amount of land. It is fitted with state-of-the art technology and has bag filters to aid in environmental management.
It will add a total of 100,000 tonnes of cement per annum. This contribution will bring the Ndola Plant capacity to 500,000 tonnes per annum.” explained Rigaux.
“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 Rigaux.