Lafarge Malaysia Berhad launched its first enclosed ready-mixed concrete batching plant at Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Kuala Lumpur last week.
The plant, which is the first in Malaysia with the facility to fully reclaim returned concrete, covers 1.6 acres of land, with a production capacity of 200 cubic metres of high quality concrete per hour.
According to Bradley Mulroney, the president and CEO of Lafarge, the facility 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.
Equipped with a fully automated batching system, this plant is the company’s third largest after the two plants near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.
Bradley added that the reason for Lafarge to build the RM20-million plant along Jalan Chan Sow Lin is to meet the construction demands of Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
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.”