Votorantim Cimentos adds 3.0 Mta capacity in Brazil

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Votorantim Cimentos announced investment of R5 bn (about US$ 1 bn) in Brazil to expand and modernize its cement capacity by 3.0 Mta and to reduce emissions. The expansions include a new 1.0 Mta cement grinding plant in Salto de Pirapora / SP to be finished by 2025 and a similar expansion of the grinding capacity in the Santa Helena / SP cement plant (photo). The investment plan aims to ensure structural competitiveness, improve energy efficiency and CO2 footprint and includes automation in the logistics area as well as new distribution points and the acceleration of the co-processing of waste and the use of solar energy.