- Plant to set new standards in ready-mixed concrete production
- Enclosed with environmentally friendly facilities will result in drastic reductions in noise and dust emissions
10 March 2014, Kuala Lumpur - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad ("Lafarge") officially launched today its first enclosed ready-mixed concrete batching plant - a flagship facility for Lafarge located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre on Jalan Chan Sow Lin - at an event officiated by Kuala Lumpur's Mayor, Datuk Seri Hj. Ahmad Phesal bin Hj. Talib.
The plant, covering 1.6 acres of land area has been designed and developed specifically to produce innovative, highly technical and customised concrete solutions for its customers. The plant is equipped with a fully automated batching system capable of producing 200m3 of high quality concrete per hour.
Speaking at the event launch, Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge stated that the Chan Sow Lin plant marks a new chapter in Lafarge's history in Malaysia's growth and development. "This plant incorporates best-in-class standards of production and because it is enclosed, it drastically reduces dust and noise emissions, compared to other conventional ready-mixed batching plants."
The strategic location of this plant enables Lafarge to meet the construction demands of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. This facility is capable of producing highly technical concrete that is required in the more sophisticatedly engineered buildings and structures of today.
In his speech, Datuk Seri Hj. Ahmad Phesal bin Hj. Talib commended Lafarge for its initiatives in championing higher standards within the ready-mixed sector. He said, "DBKL is pleased that Lafarge has taken the necessary proactive control measures and made the decision to construct an enclosed facility. Moreover, these new standards will be the benchmark for other concrete batching plants in Kuala Lumpur."
Bradley Mulroney further commented, "We are deeply appreciative of DBKL for working together with us in setting new guidelines for ready-mixed concrete batching plants. This state-of-the-art facility demonstrates Lafarge's long-term commitment towards environment protection and sustainable development."
Lafarge's Chan Sow Lin plant is the only plant in Malaysia that has the ability to fully reclaim returned concrete by separating the sand, aggregates and water, which is then recycled back into the batching process. This addresses the issue of the disposal of excess concrete and reduces wastage.
With a 60-year heritage in Malaysia, Lafarge Malaysia has witnessed and supported the growth of the nation into the modern and industrialised country we see today. Lafarge is the largest building material producer in the country.
At a time where Malaysia is moving closer towards becoming a high-income and developed nation with a heavy focus on sustainability, Lafarge is answering the call towards elevating construction standards and sustainable development in Malaysia. This plant highlights environmentally friendly and sustainable features with production processes being enclosed, which means that dust and noise emissions into the atmosphere will be minimised. Another unique feature of this plant is that it will mechanically recycle unused concrete where water, sand and aggregates can be extracted - a cost effective solution on waste materials while making a positive impact on the environment.
About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad
Lafarge Malaysia Berhad is a major player of the Malaysian construction industry, contributing towards building better cities. Its solutions provide cities and townships with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Headquartered in the Klang Valley, Lafarge Malaysia has a network of facilities that include three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding station in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready-mixed concrete batching plants and 6 aggregate quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.
Lafarge Malaysia is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and is a parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore.
Additional information is available at www.lafarge.com.my
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