Arcadis, a leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, will oversee construction on a multi-million dollar modernization project set to transform Lafarge North America’s Ravena cement plant into one of the most advanced dry-kiln facilities in the nation. The firm will manage the replacement of the existing 50-year-old kiln equipment, supporting Lafarge’s commitment to quickly implement industry-leading mercury emission caps. The improvements will further reduce sulfur dioxide and mercury emissions by an additional 20 percent over the next three years leading to an enhanced ecosystem and environment surrounding the plant.
Slated for completion in 2016, the construction will create hundreds of jobs and retain more than 100 current positions. Arcadis will coordinate all aspects of construction including locating and purchasing materials, oversight of up to eight contractors, overall schedule coordination, management of materials, and security of the site.
“Arcadis is dedicated to supporting Lafarge North America, part of the Lafarge Group, as one of the largest cement suppliers in the world,” said Michael MacPhee, president at Arcadis U.S. “Thousands of buildings around the country stand on solid ground because of Lafarge and we are supporting that legacy with our resources.”