CANADA: Lafarge Canada has announced the completion of moder-¡nisation and environmental upgrades at its Exshaw cement plant in Alberta. The plant has increased its cement production capacity to 2.2 MT/yr from 1.3 MT/yr. Environmental improvements have led to a 60 per cent reduction in sulphur dioxide emissions, a 40 per cent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions and a reduction in fugitive dust and noise coming from the plant´s equipment. The plant has also achieved zero water discharge from its operations.
¨It is an incredible achievement to complete a project of this scale. Completing it safely takes focus and energy and I applaud the team for its dedication to this goal,¨ said René Thibault, President and CEO, Lafarge, Western Canada.
¨By all accounts we consider the project to be a success, cementing our long-term commitment to Exshaw, Alberta and western Canada.¨