Cerro Azul inauguration date announced

Published 09 January 2012

On 29 June 2012, the new Cerro Azul cement plant in the north of Maturin, Monagas state, in eastern Venezuela will be inaugurated, announced Ricardo Menendez, minister for industries, in a radio broadcast.

Cerro Azul will have a production capacity of 1Mta of Portland cement and is under construction near Turimiquire, which has a reserve of 250Mt, guaranteeing inputs for 130 years.

Venezuela’s current installed cement production capacity is 9.09Mta, according to Raul Pacheco, deputy minister for productivity management .  With the commissioning of the Cerro Azul plant and Cumarebo, domestic capacity will rise to 10.36Mt at the end of the year.