October 16, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday October 16, 2014 from 2-3:30pm (Registration at 1:30pm)
Address: 7611 No. 9 Road, Richmond, BC
Directions : Enter the Lafarge plant through No. 9 Road from Westminster Hwy and park in the visitors lot. Walk to the office building at the end of the driveway and sign in with reception, guides will direct people to the meeting room
Safety: All visitors must wear steel-toed boots for the tour, all other PPE will be provided
Tour summary: The tour will start with a brief history of the plant, introduction to cement manufacturing and a virtual tour prior to the actual site tour.
Some history of the facility:
The Lafarge Richmond Cement Plant is the first venture in North America for Lafarge in 1956. It was originally a wet cement manufacturing process and undergone a modernization in 1999 to move to a preheater precalciner kiln with a recirculating cooler which increased capacity and improved the environmental performance of the facility. Cement manufacturing is an energy intensive process and the Richmond Plant strives to decrease impacts to the environment through projects to decrease energy consumption and by reducing reliance on fossil fuels and the need for mining of raw materials through co-processing.