Lafarge Republic has opened a cement mill at its Teresa plant in the Philippines in Rizal province.
The new grinding mill can produce 850,000 tons of cement annually, a 50-percent increase in capacity that is expected to bring the Teresa plant’s annual production to 2 million metric tons.
“We aim to keep country abreast with the latest cement production technologies and support its growth,” said Lafarge Republic president Renato Sunico.
Sunico said Lafarge contracted Fives FCB to build the fully-automatic, zero-water spray consumption, energy-efficient and zero-noise pollution FCB Horomill.
About 30 percent of the Teresa plant’s energy requirement is sourced from its waste heat recovery system, which uses excess heat from the plant and generates 4.5 megawatts of electricity.