The Danish Rockwool Group, the world’s largest basalt mineral wool producer, has opened its first plant in Romania, following a EUR 50 million investment.
The factory has a capacity of about 45,000 tonnes per year, and it is the largest specialized factory in our country. The plant stretches on a 30-ha plot of land, within Ploiesti West Park in Aricestii Rahtivani, near Ploiesti.
The raw material mostly comes from Romania, with the basalt mineral wool being obtained through processing basalt, a natural volcano rock that is commonly found in Romania.
The Rockwool products, mainly used for heat-insulated buildings, will be mostly delivered on the local market, as Romania is one of the biggest insulation market in Europe. Part of the production will be also exported, particularly in Romania’s neighobouring countries.
150 people, mostly locals from Prahova county, are currently working in the Rockwool plant. The company expects the number to reach 170 by the year-end.
Rockwool started the construction of the plant in Romania in the summer of 2018.