Uruguay to export 0.6Mt to Argentina

Uruguay to export 0.6Mt to Argentina
Published: 23 July 2013


Uruguay’s ANCAP will be exporting 0.6Mt of Portland cement to Argentina and Paraguay, thanks to the expansion of its Paysandú works.

The exports are scheduled to take place once the Paysandú capacity expansion is completed in 2016.

The capacity project will see output at the works double after a two-stage programme is implemented. The first phase will see a fuel conversion to petcoke which will be followed by a construction of a new kiln. The kiln will more than double production from 0.25Mta to 0.60Mta.

Raul Sendic, ANCAP president, said: “In the planned programme, we aim to assign this plant to deliver export cement to Argentina.”