Consortium awarded Oruro contract, Bolivia

Consortium awarded Oruro contract, Bolivia
Published: 04 April 2014


German-Spanish consortium (ThyssenKrupp) Polysius-Sacyr-Imasa has been awarded the US$244m contract for Ecebol’s new cement plant in Caracollo Norte, Oruro, Bolivia, according to the general manager of the Service for the Development of Productive Public Companies (SEDEM), Patricia Ballivián.

Local press have reported that the award includes the construction of a US$2m electrical substation that was outside the technical scope of the project but represents a saving for the Bolivian state. "This was not part of the technical conditions for the award, as it was considered part of the local facilities, but the company offered us and it will generate significant savings for the State," she explained.

The plant is expected to come online in 2017 and supply more than 20 per cent of the national market.