Lasselsberger (Austria) has been given permission to build a new cement plant in Stramberk, according to Ludek Sileny, the head of the company’s local operations.
The project has been planned for about three years but was delayed after provoking protests from environmental groups, and following court battles with rival firms. Construction will now begin in 2005 with operations starting the following year.
The plant, which will employ 130 people and will have a capacity of 600,000t, will be one of the smallest cement works in the country.
Fancesa to present expansion study Jan.14
Bolivian cement producer Fancesa plans to unveil a feasibility study January 14 for the second stage of its fifth expansion project, Correo del Sur cited Walter Arizaga, rector of San Francisco Xavier university as saying.
The university owns one-third of the Santa Cruz-based cement company, while the Sucre local government owns another third and fellow cement producer Soboce the balance.
The university and regional government have been exploring various growth and development alternatives for the company as an alternative to a merger with Soboce.
Merger alternatives include buying the Warnes cement grinding plant from Soboce to generate synergies and boost local market share by 25%.