Philippines: Holcim Philippines has completed the upgrade to its integrated cement plant at Davao. The expansion involved the activation of a finish mill and installation of a new pipe for loading cement to the silos from the pier, eco-hoppers to improve dust emissions and an overhead crane. Cold commissioning started in April 2019 while full production began in late June 2019. The improvements add 0.7Mt/yr to the cement production of the plant.
The expansion of the Davao plant is part of the company’s on-going program to improve operations to better support the positive growth of Mindanao. In March 2019, the company launched in a new blended cement product, Solido. It also opened its first construction laboratory outside Metro Manila at Davao in 2018. Holcim Philippines will hold a ceremony in August 2019 to inaugurate the facilities with partners from the public and private sector.