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Unique construction in Romania: the largest clinker dome silo in the world has been built by Lafarge at its cement plant in Medgidia

November 19th, 2009. Lafarge Ciment (Romania) inaugurated at its Medgidia plant from Constanta County, the largest dome silo in the world, with a capacity of 250,000 cubic meters of clinker, following a 16.5-million-euro investment.

„This construction is unique in Romania, and for Lafarge Group, it represents the largest construction of this type. This investment proves that we are one step ahead as regards our preparation for market recovery and that we have achieved what we have planned for our customers. In 2007, on our tenth anniversary, we announced an ambitious investment plan aimed at expanding the domestic delivery capacity, as well as developing our product range in order to meet sustainable development requirements”, declares Philippe Questiaux, CEO Lafarge Ciment (Romania).

200 workers specialised in various constructions operators were involved on the building site, accounting for approximately 200,000 man-hours. The team included specialists from 7 countries: Romania, USA, Poland, Mexico, Austria, Germany and Turkey.  

The numbers related to the workload and the effort required by the project are impressive: 50,000 cubic meters of earth were excavated and 7000 cubic meters of concrete were pumped for the silo resistance structure, 120,000 cubic meters of limestone were used to consolidate the foundation and 180,000 cubic meters of air were pumped to inflate the outer membrane of the dome.

PRAIS Corporate Communications has been together with Lafarge team in all the stages of the silo construction and organized the inauguration event. At the event participated over 120 persons, local authorities, media representatives from the central and local press, and also Lafarge employees. Until November 24th, were published 54 press materials.


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