Bolivia: FLSmidth to supply new Soboce plant

Bolivia: FLSmidth to supply new Soboce plant
Published: 25 November 2014

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FLSmidth has signed a contract with Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA (SOBOCE) for the supply of equipment and machinery for a cement plant in Bolivia. The cost of the project is estimated at US$180m and will include the construction of a 0.8Mta cement plant in Yacuses, Puerto Suarez, that is expected to be fuelled by natural gas.

Álvaro Andrade, national project manager, and Felix Salek, regional manager SOBOCE, indicated that during the construction phase up to 600 people for the development of assembly activities and civil works will be required. In the operation stage, about 250 direct jobs and 1500 indirect jobs for the benefit of the inhabitants of that region will be generated.