11 March 2014
KUALA LUMPUR: Lafarge Malaysia Bhd has invested RM20 million in its environment-friendly enclosed concrete batching plant, located on 0.64ha site off Jalan Chan Sow Lin here.
Its president and chief executive officer Bradley Mulroney said the company has invested about RM10 million in the structures and plant, and another RM10 million in trucks and servicing.
Beside its Chan Sow Lin plant, the company has three other plants nationwide.
The new state-of-the-art facility is the company's third largest after the two plants near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.
It is the only plant in Malaysia that is able to reclaim returned concrete by separating sand, aggregates and water, which is recycled back into the batching process that addresses the disposal of excess concrete and reduces wastage.
"Because it is enclosed, it drastically reduces dust and noise emissions compared to other conventional ready-mix batching plants," Mulroney said at the launch of the plant, officiated by Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib, here, yesterday.
The fully-automated batching system is capable of producing 200 cubic metre of concrete per hour, or about 20 mixer trucks.
The plant has a built-up area of about 4,000 square metre.