Bolivia: Soboce receives new kiln

Bolivia: Soboce receives new kiln
Published: 25 August 2016


Bolivian cement company Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (Soboce) has received a vertical kiln, the first to will installed in Bolivia, as part of Illimani LP12 project.

An FLSmidth OK 36-4 mill will also be fitted into the firm's Viacha factory. The plant currently produces over 0.9Mta of cement but will see a capacity raise by 136 per cent to 2Mta. The project is 45 per cent complete and represents a total investment of over BOB550m (US$80.17m). The new equipment will be in use by the 2H17.

Meanwhile, Bolivian cement company Itacamba has refreshed the image of its cement brand Cemento Camba ahead of the opening of a new plant. The product will come in a new bag which is very similar to bags used in the US and Europe.